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If you have not paid your balance in full, and have not set up a payment plan after sentencing, one or more of the following may occur:
You may either come in person, or contact the Customer Service Department, on or before your payment due date.
If you have set up a payment plan, and you believe you will have trouble making your payment, please contact the Customer Service Unit. Failure to make the payment may result in one or more of the following:
If you were notified by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that your license was suspended due to unpaid citation(s) (suspension requested before October 1, 2020), or due to failing to appear you will you will either need to pay in full, or set up a payment plan on those citation(s), in order to reinstate your license. You will need to obtain a “clearance" from the court. Please contact the Customer Service Department for more information, and we ask that you please have your case/citation number to better assist you
Oregon law (ORS 1.202) requires the court to add a fee to any judgment that includes money owed to the court; Examples: filing fees on a civil or family law case, traffic fines, parking fines, criminal fines. This payment plan fee is subject to be added when the court establishes a payment plan that lasts longer than 1 year to pay the total balance in full. A collections fee will also be added to any case balance that gets referred out for collections.
You can make payments in the following ways:
If the court ordered you to pay fines/fees, they are due on the day of sentencing. If you are unable to pay in full the balance, a payment plan may be established.
If a payment plan is set up to take longer than 1 year to pay in full the entire balance on the case(s), a fee per case could be imposed.
The Customer Service Department will set up and monitor your payment plan; working with you to establish a monthly payment, and due date. The court will do it's best to work with a person's financial situation to establish a plan that can be fair and successful to all. The court can send monthly reminders that your payment plan payment is due, but only by text if you opt in at the time you set up the plan.
Your payment plan may be set up by contacting the Customer Service Department in person, over the phone, and via e-mail at Mul.FinancialDept@ojd.state.or.us.
You must have a payment plan established in order to make a partial payment online.
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