Johnston County Payment Information

Find out more about paying court fees, fines and traffic citation in Johnston County.

Payment by mail

  • Money order
  • Certified check
  • DO NOT send cash
  • NO Personal Checks

Make payable to:
Johnston County Clerk of Superior Court

Mail payment to:
Clerk of Superior Court
Johnston County Courthouse
PO Box 297
Smithfield, NC 27577

If you are eligible to pay your traffic citation by mail, please include the citation number with your payment.

Payment in person

  • Cash
  • Credit / debit card – MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover. Some restrictions apply.
  • Money order
  • Certified check
  • NO Personal Checks

Pay in person at the Cashier's Office in the Johnston County Courthouse.

Contact the Clerk of Superior Court's Office for additional information on how to pay fines at (919) 209-5400. The Civil Judgment division must verify all payments before the cashier accepts payment.

Back Rent
If you have appealed a summary ejectment or landlord/tenant dispute and must pay rent or back rent to the court, you may go to the Cashier's Office to pay.

Payment online

Go to Services to find options available. If eligible:

  • Credit / debit card – MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover