8th District Court

Payment Information

MCR 1.110 Collection of Fines and Costs. Fines, costs, and other financial obligations imposed by the court must be paid at the time of assessment, except when the court allows otherwise, for good cause shown.

The 8th District Court allows payments to be made online, in person, by mail, drop box or by phone.

If you have received a citation/ticket, please make sure it shows the address for the 8th District Court. Click here to view a sample citation/ticket. If the citation/ticket was issued outside Kalamazoo County you must contact the court for that county directly about their payment options.

Note: Payment of a civil infraction is an acceptance of responsibility and waives your right to contest the citation. Do not proceed with payment if you want to contest the matter.


Payments can be made conveniently online with credit or debit cards. Civil infractions must be paid in full if paying online, partial payments are accepted only for misdemeanor cases. Payment will not be accepted for cases with active bench warrants or for suspended parking tickets. It may take 3 business days for new tickets to appear in our system. All cases 2020 and newer cases are in the North Location. If you are unable to find your ticket in the location that appears on the bottom of your ticket, please check the additional locations listed.

To make a payment now, click on the Online Payment box or visit

You can also look up the amount you owe by visiting the District Court Case Search or by contacting the court directly at (269) 384-8171.

In Person

The Court accepts cash, checks, and money orders made payable to: 8th District Court.

MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express and debit cards are accepted.

By Phone

MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express and debit cards are accepted.

By Drop Box

The Judge Charles A. Pratt Justice Center has a payment drop box available 24 hours a day. Clearly identify your name and/or case number on your payment. Do not deposit cash in the drop box.

By Mail

You may pay by check or money order. Do not send cash.

Allow Time For Mailing - Payments must be received by the due date; therefore, you must allow time for mailing. Verify the address of the court is correctly written on the envelope.

Always include the following with your payment:

  • Signed copy of your ticket
  • Your First/Middle/Last Name (clearly written)
  • Your complete address and telephone number (including area code).
  • The First/Middle/Last Name of the person for whom you are paying, if it is someone other than yourself.
  • The ticket number or case number the payment is intended for. If you do not have that information, contact the court or visit the District Court Case Search.

Make check or money order payable to 8th District Court and mail to 330 Eleanor Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.

Collection Department

The 8th District Court Collection Department has staff to assist with determining good cause for establishing payment arrangements or setting up community service work for financial obligations imposed by the court.
To speak with a Collection Officer, call (269) 384-8171 and select option 2.

To complete and submit a form below, click on one of the following options. These forms may also be printed and returned to the court.

Petition and Order for Installment Payments

Filing a Petition for Installment Payments with the court allows a Collection Officer to determine eligibility for a defendant to make regularly scheduled partial payments towards their outstanding financial obligation.

Petition for Voluntary Wage Assignment

Filing a Petition for Voluntary Wage Assignment with the court allows a Collection Officer to coordinate partial payments through your employer. The employer will be responsible for sending in the payments to the court out of your paychecks, and is based on your pay cycle.

Petition to Complete Community Service

Filing a Petition to Complete Community Service with the court allows a Collection Officer to determine eligibility for a defendant to complete community service as a means to reduce their outstanding financial obligation to the court. Please note that not all fines and costs can be satisfied by community service and payment arrangements may also be established by the Collection Officer.

Community Service Agencies and Tracking Sheet

Use this form after you have been approved to complete community service. It provides the names and contact information for many accepted agencies within our community. Print this form to give to the community service agency you are working for. (Some agencies use their own form.)

To receive credit for the completed hours, make sure the Agency has completed their section of the form so that we can verify the hours. You must submit your completed form on a monthly basis unless otherwise indicated.

Note: Community Service must be completed at a Non-Profit Agency.  If the agency you would like to work for is not on the approved agency list, contact a Collection Officer to verify the agency is acceptable, before you perform the hours.

Automated Text Notifications

Filing a Text Notification form allows the court to send text notifications or automated voice messages for payment due reminders and overdue statements. This service is simple to enroll in and opt out of.