Legal Board Question of the Month

January 2020

Question: Just needed a bit of clarification please. The new time pay fee ($15): is this only on tickets that are written after Jan 1st (and set up on payment plan, etc.) or any ticket that is set up after Jan 1st for payment plan, etc. Thank you.

Answer: Yes. The Time Payment Reimbursement Fee that became effective January 1, 2020, will apply to all fees assessed after that date, regardless of the date of offense or the date of the conviction. Please see page 19 of the Fines, Fees, & Costs Deskbook for a detailed description of when the Time Payment Reimbursement Fee applies, as there are some differences from the previous version of the Time Payment Fee assessed prior to 1/1/2020. The Deskbooks can be found at: