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Name of the Organization : Iowa Judicial Branch
Type of Facility : Pay a Fine Online
Country : United States of America
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Iowa Courts Pay a Fine Online

You can pay fines, surcharges, and fees 24/7 with a major credit card at Iowa Courts Online using the Pay Fines Online button, above.

Related / Similar Facility : IOWA Courts Case Search

You must know the type of case, the county in which the charge or citation was issued, the case number, or the name of the person charged to use this service. You can pay by phone by calling the clerk of court in your county.

Payment Search :
** “Registered users are limited to 1000 searches per calendar day”
** For assistance with problems associated with this web page please contact the ITE Help Desk at 515-281-5703 / 1-800-532-1174.

Please note :
** It may take 2 or 3 weeks for a citation to be listed on this site. If you are not able to find your ticket, please check again later. Otherwise, you can contact the County Clerk of Court at the courthouse.

Basic Search

Step 1: Enter a Case Type
Please note: Most parking violations are processed directly by the city issuing the ticket without involving the the clerk of court. If you are attempting to pay a parking ticket that has not been filed with the clerk of court, you cannot pay the fine using this site.

Step 2: Enter the county of the case.

Step 3: Enter the last four to six digits of the case number or a name (preferred).
Please note: If you are not certain how your name is spelled on the case, just enter the first one or two characters of your name. (i.e. ‘ch’ will match both ‘Chuck’ and ‘Charles’)
1. Enter First Name
2. Enter Last Name
You may also enter the entire Citation Number in the Case Number field for traffic tickets.
Case Number :

Step 4: Complete the reCaptcha and Submit to search for matching cases

Step 5 : Click on search for matching case option.

Advanced Search

1. Enter the county of the case.
2. Enter the entire case id
3. Enter the entire citation number
4. Click on search matching case button.


If I pay online, do I still need to appear in court?
When you pay a fine online it is a plea of guilty. You only need to appear if the box on the ticket marked “court appearance required” is checked.

When are fines and fees due?
According to Iowa law, fines and fees are due to the clerk of court 30 days after the date it is assessed by a court order.

Will I receive confirmation of my payment?
Yes, once the transaction is completed, a confirmation screen will display. Print or make a screenshot of the confirmation screen for your records.

Where do I pay my court debt?
Pay your court debt to the clerk of the district court in the county where the violation occurred. The clerk of court offices are listed on the Court Directory page

Do I have rights as a debtor?
Yes. There are federal and state laws that apply to debt collection. You should consult an attorney or an Iowa Legal Aid office for an explanation of your rights.

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