The City Treasurer's Office has been tasked with the collection of court-ordered restitution payments and the subsequent reimbursement when monies are received. Once the Order has been entered in the General District Court, Circuit Court, or Juvenile/Domestic Relations Court, the Order is forwarded to the Collections Department to oversee the collection, disbursement, and reporting requirements.

​​​​Paying Restitution

Once a Court Order has been forwarded to the City Treasurer's Office, the Treasurer's office will monitor for your first payment to be made as scheduled and will report back to the Court if the plan defaults.  A letter will be sent to the address provided by the Court.  Please note that all restitution payments will be applied to your account prior to court costs and fines.  Restitution payments are due on the 15th of each month.  Late fees are assessed for payments not made by the close of business on the 15th of the month.  Late fees shall not exceed $30 total at any one time.

Receiving Restitution

If it has been determined by the General District Court, Circuit Court, or Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court that you are to receive restitution payments, please know that we are using the full extent of our powers to obtain full restitution on your behalf. There are various steps that we take to collect:

·                     Monthly statements are mailed to the defendant showing the amount that is due each month. If we receive a payment, you will receive the amount applied to the installment.  Checks are mailed at the end of each month.

·                     If a defendant has not made a payment for 90 days, the court where the judgment was rendered and the Circuit Court will be notified.  Additionally, all three credit reporting agencies will be informed of the delinquency. 

·                     Once the courts have been notified, delinquent collections will commence which can include but are not limited to liens on wages, bank accounts, personal property and/or state monies eligible through tax refunds or lottery winnings.

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