What credit or debit cards will the Court accept?  

MasterCard and Discover. 

 

Why can’t I use my Visa or American Express Card?   

Neither of these companies will allow their cards to be used for this purpose.  

 

Are there any user fees that I have to pay to use my credit or debit card?

  Fees can be paid in person by MasterCard or Discover.  JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. will charge a convenience fee of 2.49% that will be added to your payment amount for each transaction completed (minimum charge of $3.95). 

Example #1: A certified copy of a letter of authority is $12.  If payment is made by MasterCard or Discover, the cost is $15.95 ($12 plus $3.95 convenience fee).  

Example #2: A petition to open a decedent estate is $150.  If payment is made by MasterCard or Discover, the cost is $153.95 ($150 plus $3.95 convenience fee).   

Example #3: A petition to open a conservatorship is $150.  A petition to open a guardianship is $150.  If payment is made by MasterCard or Discover, the cost is $307.50 ($300 plus $7.50 convenience fee). 

 

Can I pay fees with a credit or debit card over the phone, via mail, or on-line?  

Not at this time.  Credit and debit card payments can only be processed in person.

 

Where do I go to pay fees with a credit or debit card?  

To the Cashier window, which is located just outside of Room 1307.  Follow the signs.