If you enter a plea of guilty or no contest and are ordered to pay a fine and are paying in full, you can pay in the clerk’s office on the first floor of the courthouse at 526 W. Sycamore Street in Willows. If you choose to establish a payment agreement there will be an administration fee of $35.00. Payments can be made in the Orland court or at the Collections Department at 119 N. Butte Street in Willows.
Reduce or Vacate Civil Assessment
You must ask the Court, in writing, for a review of your circumstances. You have the option to ask the Court to make a determination based on your declaration and supporting documents or request to appear before a judicial officer to be heard. The judicial officer will make the determination of whether or not there is good cause to reduce or vacate the civil assessment.
The petition can be obtained from the clerk's office or you can download the petition form.
You may ask the Court for an ability-to-pay determination at sentencing or while the judgement remains unpaid. Your petition will be reviewed by a judicial officer to determine your ability to pay your fine. The court may:
- Allow you to make installment payments;
- Allow you to complete community service to satisfy your fine; – Suspend the fine, in part or in whole;
- Set the matter for a hearing; or
- Deny the petition.
California Court Forms
PLEASE NOTE: A petition to reduce or vacate the civil assessment does not stay any order requiring the payment of bail, fines, penalties, fees, or assessments unless specifically ordered by the court.
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