CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Fines, fees and costs accrued in West Virginia magistrate courts can now be paid online.
Payments can be made through a portal developed by the Administrative Office of the State Supreme Court and West Virginia Interactive. Individuals can enter their case number and pay the amount owed using a credit or debit card without having to physically visit a court office, according to a press release from the Supreme Court.
A fee of $2 is charged for each transaction, which covers the costs of setting up and operating the payment system.
“The online payment system will make it easier for West Virginians to pay their fines and court costs,” said Chief Judge John Hutchison. “The Magistrate’s Court funds many important things, including community corrections, law enforcement training, court security, courthouse improvements and daily regional jail fees.”