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Collections

Collections provides direct assistance in order to facilitate payment of delinquent fines and fees for Shasta, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Sierra, Tehama and Yuba County Superior Courts. Fines and fees may be related to Criminal, Traffic, Family Law or Jury matters.

Location

Main Courthouse, 1500 Court Street, Room 112, Redding CA 96001 -  Map
Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
See the "Special Contact Information" section below for the correct phone number to call.

FIND INFORMATION ABOUT

Alternative Community Services

Shasta County Superior Court in conjunction with the Probation Department offers Community Service as an alternative to payment of your fine. This does not cover court-ordered fees. You will receive a $50.00 credit toward your fine for each full 8-hour day in the adult work program. You will need to contact the Collection Division to get the balance owed on your fees. If you wish to take advantage of this program, you will need to sign up in the Criminal Division clerk's office.


Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS COLLECTIONS?

Shasta County Superior Court operates a Comprehensive Collection Program pursuant to Penal Code Section 1463.007. The mission of Collections is to assist people who cannot pay their entire fine at the time of their hearing. Collections will interview the individual and arrange an installment payment plan for the majority of traffic, misdemeanor and felony cases, court-appointed attorney fees, and some Family Law and Probate filing or investigation fees ordered to be satisfied by the Court. Shasta County Superior Court provides collection services for the following courts and counties: Shasta, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Sierra, Tehama and Yuba.

WHAT IF I CANNOT AFFORD TO MAKE MY INSTALLMENT PAYMENT?

Payments are due on or before the date set by court collections. Failure to make your payment on time may result in the suspension of your driver’s license or in some instances a warrant being issued for your arrest. You may request a financial evaluation or modification of payments by contacting the Collections Division. No payment extensions will be granted.

WHAT DO I DO IF I AM IN DEFAULT ON MAKING MY FINE PAYMENTS?

If you fail to make your payment on or before your due date, the full unpaid balance will become due immediately. You will be in default and a civil assessment of $300.00 may be added to your existing balance. Additionally, your driving privilege may be suspended, your Court ordered probation may be revoked, or a warrant may be issued for your arrest.

I RECEIVED A CIVIL ASSESSMENT NOTICE.

California Penal Code 1214.1 authorizes California courts to “impose a civil assessment of up to $300.00 against any defendant who fails, after notice and without good cause, to appear in court for any proceeding authorized by law or who fails to pay all or any portion of a fine ordered by the court or to pay an installment of bail as agreed to under Section 40510.5 of the Vehicle Code.”

WHAT ARE ALL THOSE FEES FOR AND WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY THEM?

The amounts set for fees, fines and assessments are not established by the Court. They are either set by the California legislature or by counties or municipalities through local ordinances. The Court simply processes the cases and collects the money, which is then distributed to various state, county and city entities.

I AM NOT GUILTY, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY?

If your case is in Court Collections, you have failed to pay your fines and fees. Depending on the county, you may be allowed to appear before a Judge to dispute or explain any extenuating circumstances.

I RECEIVED A NOTICE REFERRING MY ACCOUNT TO THE FRANCHISE TAX BOARD. WHAT IS THAT ALL ABOUT?

California law allows the Court to request the Franchise Tax Board to intercept funds owed by the State of California to defendants with delinquent accounts. The documentation provided to the State by the Court states the amount due and owing at that time. If you pay down or pay off an account we notify the Franchise Tax Board so the “intercepted” amount will be reduced. “Intercepted” funds include California state income tax refunds and lottery winnings.


General Information

Shasta County cases are assigned to Collection Officers alphabetically; other agencies are assigned by County. The Collection Officers have the ability to negotiate a payment schedule. Failure to contact this office about a payment problem may result in a civil judgment, a hold placed on your license, a warrant issued for your arrest, referral to the Franchise Tax Board Court Ordered Debt Collection Unit, or referral to Franchise Tax Board Tax Intercept. You may walk-in at any time and speak with a Collection Officer about your case.


Making Payments

You should be receiving bi-monthly statements. If you have not received your statement, mail your payment to the address listed below. Please be sure to include your name and account number. You can make payment by personal check, cashier's check, money order, credit card, or cash. Cash payments should be made in person at the counter only.

 

Shasta County Superior Court
PO Box 994588
Redding, CA 96099-4588

 

If you wish to make a credit card payment by phone, contact the Collection Officer listed under phone numbers to call. The Court accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.


Special Contact Information

You can contact the Collections Division by mail, telephone, or email. If you contact the Collections Division by mail or email, please be sure to include your name, date of birth and any case and/or account numbers you are inquiring about. All Collection Clerks have voice mail, and you may leave a detailed message in the event they should be away from their desk. Your call will be returned as soon as possible, in the order that it was received.



(530) 229-8161 Amnesty
(530) 245-6789
(530) 999-2004 Fax
(530) 605-2803 Other Courts Fax

For Shasta County and your last name begins with letter below call the clerk at
A,V:(530) 245-6740
B:(530) 225-5334
C:(530) 245-6739
D,J:(530) 245-6743
E,I,P:(530) 225-3832
F,K:(530) 225-5310
G,N,Q,U,Y:(530) 245-6448
H:(530) 225-3662
L,T:(530) 229-8173
M,X:(530) 245-6375
O,R,Z:(530) 245-6351
S:(530) 225-3649
W:(530) 225-5687
For other counties call the clerk at
Colusa County:(530) 225-5205
Glenn County(530) 229-8172
Lassen County:(530) 225-5804
 (530) 245-6739
Sierra County:(530) 225-3772
Tehama County:(530) 229-8171
 (530) 245-6272
Yuba County:(530) 225-3772
 (530) 245-6272

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