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Paying Citations Online

Pleading Guilty/Responsible

By paying online:

If you have any questions about your legal rights and remedies, you should consult a licensed attorney. If you change your mind about paying online, you can simply click "Cancel" at any time before clicking on "Make Payment." Note that if you "Cancel" this process, your case will not be disposed, and you must appear in court on the date shown on your citation, unless you otherwise dispose of the case before that date.

Note: Once you select "Make Payment" later in this process, you will have pled guilty/responsible and have paid any applicable fine and court costs, your case will be disposed, a judgment of guilt/responsibility will have been entered, and the case will be removed from the calendar for the court date shown on your citation. You may not change your plea or otherwise undo the disposition of your case without an order of a judge. The clerk of court's office cannot assist you with this. If you wish to re-open your case and change your plea after disposing of the case through this website, an attorney may be helpful to you in determining how to proceed.

Additional Fee
The N.C. Court System uses a payment processing vendor. An additional fee will be charged by the vendor for processing your electronic payment for this citation. This additional fee will be calculated based on the amount owed for the citation. You will have the opportunity to review the total payment amount before finalizing your transaction.

Finding Your Citation
In order to pay your citation online, you must have your "Citation Number." If you do not know your Citation Number, you can use the Citation Query by Defendant Name on the court calendar to search for your citation by your name. Citations are on the court calendar only if the case has been entered into the criminal system. A few days are needed for your citation to be entered into the system. Citation information is no longer available on the court calendar when the court appearance date has passed. Not all citations are eligible for online payment; however, most waivable citations may be paid online.

Enter your Citation Number, including any letters that may be part of your citation number.

Citation number: