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Court Fines & Payment Options

FINES, FEES AND RESTITUTION:

Fines are monetary obligations assessed by statute or town ordinances.  Court fines may include fines, fees, surcharges and restitution.  The Fine/Sanction Schedule (Bond Card) given to you when you received your complaint will give you the total amount of the fine for your Civil Traffic charge(s).  If you did not receive the Fine/Sanction Schedule (Bond Card), the link below will allow you to retrieve this information.

Fees are monetary obligations that are for a specific service.  They are covered by statute or town ordinances.

Restitution is awarded upon a defendant's conviction for an offense causing economic loss to any person.  It's the court's sole discretion to order that all or a portion of the fine imposed be allocated as restitution and to be paid by the defendant to any person who suffered an economic loss caused by their conduct. 

Fine/Sanction Schedule-Bond Card

PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE:

1.    By mail using a check, money order or cashier's check, made payable to Sahuarita
       Municipal Court.  Please note your complaint or case number somewhere on your 
       check.  If you are paying your fine in full before appearing in court (Civil Traffic
       charge(s) only), please submit your payment along with the "I wish to plead 
       responsible" part of the Fine/Sanction Schedule (Bond Card).  A copy of your
       complaint or order from court will help ensure your payment is applied to the 
       appropriate case.  

2.    Telephonic payments are accepted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m until 
       4:30 p.m.  by dialing (520) 344-7150.  If you are making a payment telephonically,
       you must have already appeared in court and received a case number which 
       would begin with either a TR/CR/CP/PK.  Please have your credit card ready.  
       The court currently accepts: VISA, DISCOVER, AMERICAN EXPRESS AND       
       MASTERCARD.  Any payments made over the phone will be assessed a $6.00     
       processing fee. 

3.    Online payments are for those cases that have already been set up on a payment
       plan.  This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by visiting Vitalchek 
       and utilizing any one of the credit card options mentioned above.  To use the link
       you will need to have your case number (begins with a TR/CR/CP/PK), and your
       credit card ready.  Payments will be posted within one business day.  Payments
       made after 4:30 p.m. will not be posted to your case until the following business
       day.  Payments made online will be assessed a $6.00 processing fee. 

NOTE: If you are paying your citation online, you agree that you are pleading responsible to the civil traffic charge(s) and do not wish to appear before a Judge or a Civil Traffic Hearing officer.  JUVENILES MUST APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE BEFORE ANY ONLINE PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  


4.    In person payments are accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until
       4:30 p.m.  You may make your payment by cash, check, money order or cashier's 
       check.  If your case is currently in collections, this court will only accept payment
       in form of a credit card, money order or cashier's check.


Credit card payments are accepted with a processing fee as follows: 

       DEBIT: A processing fee of $2.50 per transaction, with a maximum charge of
       $5000.00.
       CREDIT: A processing fee of $2.50 per transaction up to $50.00 and a fee of 4%
       with payments of over $50.00.  The maximum charge per credit is $5000.00.




 
       


 


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Municipal Court
360 W. Sahuarita Center Way
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
Phone:520-344-7150
Fax:520-344-7151


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