Steps 3-4 - Your case ends and there is a final order, decree, or judgment issued in your case

  • When your case ends, the court will issue a final order, decree, or judgment. The date on your court order is important. That is when the clock starts to pay your deferred court fees.

  • Unpaid court fees are due within 30 days of the date of the final order, decree, or judgment.
  • You will receive a Notice of Court Fees and Costs Due from the court when there is a final order, decree, or judgment in your case. The Notice will tell you:

  • How much money you owe (See Special Note)
  • When the money is due
  • What steps to take to avoid a Consent Judgment entered against you



If you have questions about how the amount due was calculated, you can ask a clerk for an itemized statement at no cost to you.

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