Effective September 3, 2010
The Benton County Clerk's Office utilizes the services of nCourt
to offer customers the option of paying criminal fines and restitution online or by phone. nCourt
is not a branch, office or department of Benton County. nCourt
is a third party vendor, operating as a Service Bureau on behalf of the Benton County Clerk's Office.nCourt
will provide credit card transaction services on behalf of those wishing to pay fines and restitution using a credit card. nCourt
. will charge a convenience fee for each credit card transaction enacted.
This service is safe, reliable and in accordance with all state and government regulations. In order to process your payment, nCourt
, the credit card service provider, charges a convenience fee.
You will be asked to enter information such as:
- Case number
- Your credit card information
- The amount of the payment
The system will:
- Tell you the total of your payment including the convenience fee
- Obtain approval of the charge
- Issue an onscreen confirmation number and a printable digital receipt.
- Confirmation is emailed to users who request it. The charge will also appear on your credit card statement: the payment on one line, the convenience fee amount on a separate line.
If you are using a credit/debit card for paying bail or a purged amount of money for release of a defendant currently in custody, it is the payer's responsibility to notify the Collections Department in the Clerk's Office (509-735-8388 ext. 8025) of your payment thru nCourt. The Clerk's Office will not automatically apply any payments made thru nCourt as bail or a purged amount for release of a defendant without proper notification by the payer. If payment is made after business hours, weekends or holidays, your payment will not be processed until the next business day.
Easy Payment Via Phone or Internet - You will need to have your case number available to process your payment
To pay by phone using your credit card call the toll free number:
To pay online:
DISTRICT COURT FINES ARE NOT ACCEPTED VIA THIS WEBSITE