Traffic Division FAQ
Paying your court costs and fines
Once you have received a judgment from the Court or have received a GCTB ticket the following payment options can be found here..
What types of payments are accepted?
You can pay in person with cash, cashier’s check, money order, debit card, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. A third party convenience fee does apply if using a debit or credit card. You will be given a receipt at the time your payment is made.
You can pay by mail with a cashier’s check or money order. DO NOT SEND CASH. Mail your payment to Greene County Circuit Clerk, 1010 N. Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802. Write your case number and name on your payment so we can apply it correctly. Please make sure it is legible. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. If you want a receipt for your payment mailed to you, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Can I pay my cost over the phone?
If you want to pay by phone, you can call our office at (417) 868-4074 (option #5) to make a payment by Master Card, Visa, Discover, or American Express. A third party convenience fee applies to debit or credit transactions. We can email you a copy of your receipt. If you want a receipt mailed to you, you will have to send in a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your case number noted. Please note: If paying by phone, credit/debit card must be in the defendant's name.
How can I find out how much I owe?
You can call our office at (417) 868-4074 (option #5). We can look up your case number and tell you how much you owe, the due date and whether or not the account has been placed with collection.
What if I can’t pay my fines and costs in full?
Typically, fines and costs are due on the day you come to court and the case is disposed. If you have not paid the fines and costs in full within 30 days of the date of judgment, a one-time $25.00 time payment fee is assessed. You will also receive a notice that your driver’s license will be suspended (if convicted of a suspendable offense) if fines and costs are not paid within 30 days from the date of the notice. At that point you will have an additional 30 days to pay. If you still fail to pay in full, your driver’s license will be suspended (if applicable) and your account will be sent to collections. If the fines and costs are sent to collections, a one-time collection fee equal to 20% of the balance due will be added.
How do I get more time to pay on my fines and costs?
Any extension must be approved by the judge and will require a court appearance. To request extensions, please come to open court Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. and report to the Circuit Clerk’s Office first.
*Please note that if your costs are in collections, you will not be able to request an extension on fines and costs.