Skagit County Clerk: Melissa Beaton
Legal Financial Obligations include Superior Court Ordered Criminal and Juvenile Fees/Fines/Restitution, as well as Parent ordered fees such as Detention and Public Defender.
Adults that have been convicted of a crime in the Superior Court could have been assessed court costs and restitution. Interest accrues on a monthly basis on the outstanding principle. If you are not supervised by the Department of Corrections, you may be assessed an annual collection fee if payments are not made according to the payment schedule.
Juveniles that have been convicted of a crime in the Superior Court could
have been assessed court costs and restitution. A judgment will be entered
on outstanding balances after the offender turns 18. At that point, interest
may accrue, and collection fees may be assessed. The court retains jurisdiction
and may collect on the judgment until the age of 28.
Parents of juveniles going through the Juvenile Justice system are liable for attorney costs and detention costs based on RCW 13.40.145 and RCW 13.16.085. Costs are determined on a sliding scale. To determine if you qualify to have Parent Obligations waived or reduced, contact the Office of Assigned Counsel at (360) 416-1690. When making a payment towards Parent obligations, include the childs case number and specify it is for Parent Pay.
Financial Collections Officer:
The Financial Collections Officer may be reached between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday in the Clerks Office, 205 West Kincaid Street, Room 103, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, or by phone at (360) 416-1820. The Collections Officer can answer questions regarding the balance ordered to be paid and work with you to set a payment schedule.
**********No personal checks are accepted**********
Payments may be made in the following manners:
Payments must be received by the 25th of the month to be considered timely. Postmarks are not proof of timely payment.
Once you have submitted your payment, you will receive an email letting you know if the court has accepted or rejected your payment.
FAQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
I am current with my payments and have a Financial Review coming up;
do I have to come to court?
I have not received a billing statement. What should I do?
Where do I send my payments?
Can I pay with a personal check?
What if I cannot make my full payment?
How do I find my case number?
I missed my court date, what should I do?
I have a bench warrant for failing to appear at a Financial Review
Hearing, what can I do?