Criminal Debts - Making Payments

Who do I contact to receive a judgment of satisfaction, information on payment statements received?

Please contact the U.S. Attorney's Office (Financial Litigation Unit) at (973) 645-2700 located at 970 Broad St., Room 700, Newark, NJ 07102.

My case is closed and I am trying to get a statement that I have satisfied my financial obligations.

To receive a payment history send your request via email at: finance@njd.uscourts.gov or by telephone at: (609) 989-0468/0492. The payment history is not a Satisfaction of Judgment document. To receive a Satisfaction of Judgment contact the U. S. Attorney's Office (973) 645-2700 located at 970 Broad St., Room 700, Newark, NJ 07102.

What form of payment does the Court accept?

Checks/cashier checks, money orders, credit cards, and debit cards that have a credit card logo. Only when bank clears the check, money order, or verifies credit of funds is the fee or debt officially paid or discharged. A $53 fee will be charged for a returned check

To whom should the check/money order be made payable?

Check/money orders are payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court". Please include all pertinent information on your check/money order (payee name and/or who it is for, amount, date, signature, case number, etc.) clearly and legibly. If the Court is unable to read or apply your check/money order to the correct account it may be returned to you or deposited into the unidentifiable account. Only when bank clears the check, money order, or verifies credit of funds is the fee or debt officially paid or discharged. A $53 fee will be charged for a returned check

Where should I send payments?

Payments may be sent to Camden, Newark or Trenton. Please go to the "Contact Us" link for the addresses. Only when bank clears the check, money order, or verifies credit of funds is the fee or debt officially paid or discharged. A $53 fee will be charged for a returned check

How can I get a receipt for my payment?

If mailing your payment, include a self addressed stamped envelope and a receipt will be returned to you.