Location: 3rd Floor of the Hall of Justice
The collections division is responsible for collecting Circuit Court costs, fines, fees and Restitution. Our staff accomplishes this by sending notices regarding delinquent cases, processing wage assignments, tax offsets, Orders to Remit prisoner funds and Bench warrants.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I make payment.
At the payment window located on the 3rd floor of the Hall of Justice (cash, certified check or money order) 8:30-4:30 (payment window hours).
When the payment window is closed, payments can be made on the 3rd floor using the secure drop box located next to the payment window.
By mail (certified check or money order)
Muskegon County Circuit Court Collections
990 Terrace St – 3rd Fl
Muskegon, MI 49442
By Credit Card by calling 1-888-604-7888 or visiting www.governmentpayment.com, pay location # 5127.
I thought doing time in Jail/Prison took care of this?
Assessment of Costs is in addition to incarceration. Jail & Prison time is not done in place of paying costs.
Where can I find my records?
Circuit Court files are available to be reviewed on the 6th floor in Circuit Court Records.
This is over 7 years old, how can you still try to collect?
Assessments made by the court are due until paid in full. They do not go away.
I filed for Bankruptcy, why do I still owe this?
Bankruptcy does not erase court debts.
How can I get an Order to Remit Prisoner Funds Cancelled?
The only way an Order to Remit Prisoner Funds will be cancelled is to have the case paid in full.
How do I know how much the prison has taken/paid?
Questions regarding the withholding of funds by the prison(s) must be directed to the prison's financial unit at (517) 780-6123 or (517) 780-6533.
I am a victim who has restitution coming how/when will I get my money.
Restitution is disbursed monthly after the 15th of the month. It is disbursed via check or you can set up direct deposit by calling the restitution clerk at (231) 724-6503. Any questions can be directed to our restitution clerk at (231) 724-6503.
**A 20% late fee is assessed once after costs are added to case and no payment has been received for a period of 56 days.
It is your responsibility to keep your address up to date with the court. Important information may not reach you to inform you of potential enforcement such as WAGE ASSIGNMENTS, TAX OFFSETS and BENCH WARRANTS.