Answers to frequently asked questions about the Judicial Enforcement Unit (Collections) at the Chandler Municipal Courts.
After your court appearance, you must go to the Judicial Enforcement Unit (JEU). You will be required to undergo a financial review process. You will need to complete a Defendant Financial Statement and Affidavit and then go through a screening process with one of the JEU representatives to discuss possible payment arrangements. Payment arrangements are not guaranteed. When payment arrangements are established there will be an additional $20 assessed for the one-time payment fee (A.R.S. 12-116). If you are found to have available means to pay your fines/fees in full, you will be ordered to pay them no later than 5 p.m. that day.
If you do not pay in full or appear at JEU the day the fines/fees are imposed the court may issue a warrant for your arrest on criminal charges and assess an additional $125.00 warrant fee. On civil charges, the court may send a default notification to MVD requesting suspension of your driving privileges for each violation and an additional $50.00 default fee will be assessed to each violation.
I am currently on a payment plan and now have new fines/fees to pay; will my scheduled payment be increased?
It is possible that your payments may increase to accommodate the additional fines/fees assessed. The increase will be determined during the financial screening process with a JEU representative.
If you are unable to make your scheduled payment, you must appear at JEU no later than 5 p.m. on your payment due date to request a financial review for a possible extension. You will be required to complete a new financial application and undergo the financial review process. You must appear in person to request an extension on your payment arrangements. The court requires all defendants appear in court and sign all applicable documents.
Each time an extension is requested a new financial application must be completed. This enables the court to understand what circumstances have changed since the last financial review and why the extension is being requested.
I am unable to make this month's payment. Can I double up on next month's payment to make up the missed payment?
You must appear at JEU to complete a financial application and go thru the financial review process. In the event you skip a payment and do not work out an acceptable extension with the court, you run the risk of a warrant being issued for your arrest or having your driver's license suspended.
You must pay in full or appear in court before a Judge before the warrant is canceled.
You must pay in full or appear in court before a Judge to receive a clearance for your driver's license suspension.
Anyone can drop off your payment for you. The payment must be received by 5 p.m. on the specified due date.
It is located outside of the entrance doors on the east wall. A second drop box is located inside the customer service lobby to the right of window #1. It is advisable to use the drop boxes when you are paying with a check, money order or cashier's check. This will help you to avoid the need to wait in line.
- Cash, coin (over $5.00 must be wrapped with defendant’s name, case number and phone number)
- Personal or business check, money order, cashier’s check, traveler’s check or certified check
- Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner’s Club, Apple Pay, Google Pay or any other form of “tap and pay”
- A receipt will be provided for every payment made in person to the court
- The receipt received is proof of payment
- The court will not accept the following forms of payment:
- Foreign Currency or Foreign Checks
- Checks without routing numbers or identifiers
- Post-dated, stale dated (120 days or older) or 3rd party checks
- Personal or Business checks as payment for an appearance bond meant to release someone who is currently in custody
- Personal or Business checks as payment for restitution