New Hanover County Payment Information

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

Payment by mail

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

Make payable to:
New Hanover County Clerk of Superior Court

Mail payment to:
Clerk of Superior Court
New Hanover County Courthouse
PO Box 2023
Wilmington, NC 28402

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 New Hanover County Courthouse.

Criminal court cost, restitution and probation fees can be paid in the Criminal Office at the courthouse. Citations that court appearance can be waived may be paid at the Magistrate's Office or in the Criminal Office.

Payment online

Go to Services to find options available. If eligible:

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