Our office will be closed to the public (accepting appointments) until January 24
Court costs, fines, and restitution are due when the court pronounces judgment. The total amount of court costs and fines owed is docketed as a judgment in the circuit court clerk's office if you do not pay the day of court. This judgment is a lien on real estate you own in Northumberland County. Unpaid court costs, fines and restitution are also reported to the Virginia Department of Taxation for Set-off Debt Collection, so your state tax refund or lottery winnings may be sent to the clerk's office to pay your court debt.
Delinquent accounts accrue interest and are reported to the Virginia Department of Taxation which acts as the debt collector for Northumberland County Circuit Court. When that is done an additional one-time 17% collection fee is added to the amount you owe.
If you cannot make full payment within 30 days you must make an installment payment agreement at the circuit court clerk's office to avoid having interest accrue on the money owed for court costs and fines, your account being referred to the Department of Taxation for collections, and having your driver's license revoked. View the Virginia Code §19.2-354 page.
A down payment and first month's payment are required when the payment plan is setup. Call our office to determine the amount you will need to pay.
The Circuit Court Clerk's Office accepts payment of court costs, fines and restitution made in person, or by mail.
220 Judicial Place
Heathsville, VA 22473
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Monday through Friday
P.O. Box 217
Heathsville, VA 22473
When paying a fine by mail, please identify the account to which payment should be credited. In the case of criminal fines, this means you should include the case number and defendant's name. The case number is important if there are multiple accounts under the defendant's name.
If you move or your address changes, complete a Verification of Information form and submit to our office to ensure you receive important communications regarding your account.
Our office does not accept payments online.