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Paying Fees

Financial questions?
Contact the court's financial unit at or call (206) 370-8415.


The Fee Schedule (PDF) shows the fees collected by the court. 

Please send all Seattle case payments to:
U.S. District Court
700 Stewart Street, Suite 2310
Seattle, WA 98101
Please send all Tacoma case payments to:
U.S. District Court
1717 Pacific Ave, Room 3100
Tacoma, WA 98402

You may instead call or visit the Seattle or Tacoma courthouses.


Accepted payment methods:

  • Credit card payment for miscellaneous fees. Credit cards are not accepted for fines or restitution payments.
  • Credit card and ACH payments for fees paid through CM/ECF (registered users only)
  • Cashier's check
  • Money order
  • Personal check. Please note that there is a $53 fee if checks are returned for insufficient funds. When you provide a check as payment, you authorize the Clerk's Office to either use the information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.

The Clerk's Office does not accept cash for payments of any kind.