Pay criminal case fees online with ePay

ePay is the Massachusetts Trial Court's web-based payment system.

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What you need for Pay criminal case fees online with ePay

You can use ePay to pay your probation fees, victim witness fees, or other criminal assessments. To pay your court fees using ePay, you’ll need:

  • A valid credit card or PayPal account.
  • Your case number, also known as the docket number.
  • Access to a computer that is connected to the Internet.

Fees for Pay criminal case fees online with ePay

Please note: ePay requires a 3.5% convenience fee to PayPal. This is 3.5% of your current payment. Every time you use ePay, you will pay this fee. It does not go to the courts. It goes to PayPal.

To avoid the ePay convenience fee, bring your payment directly to the courthouse. 

How to pay Pay criminal case fees online with ePay

  1. Go to www.masscourts.org to find your case.
  2. Check the box that says "I'm not a robot," and click on the "Click here" button to enter. 
  3. When you get in, you see the eAccess Search Page.
  4. Select the Court Department and Court Division from the drop-down boxes. Click the Search button.
  5. Click the Case Number tab and enter your case number/docket number. Use capital letters and enter all numbers, including zeroes.
  6. Click the Search button.
  7. On the Search Result page, you’ll notice a green Pay button to the left of your case number. Click Pay.
  8. On the payment screen, enter: Payer Last Name, Payer First Name, Email address (for receipt) and Payment amount. The system shows the full amount you owe, but you can make partial payments.
  9. You will also see your Outstanding Balance, Convenience Fee and Total Payment amount. Click the Pay Now button.
  10. You will then be directed to PayPal’s website. Once there, you can either pay with your PayPal account OR you can select “Pay with a Debit or Credit Card.”

Next steps for Pay criminal case fees online with ePay

Save your receipt as proof of payment

Once you’ve made your payment, you’ll receive an ePay receipt by email that looks like this:

sample ePay receipt

Save your receipt as proof of payment.

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