Restitution payments are accepted by the clerk’s office in the form of cash, personal check, cashier’s check, money order, certified check, or credit card. Credit card payments must be made in person at the post-court window; they cannot be made over the phone.
Checks must be payable to "Commonwealth of Virginia” in the amount specified by the Restitution Order. The defendant’s case file number and intake number must be written on the payment to ensure credit to the proper financial account. Restitution may be paid in full before the paid in full date.
All parties (defendant and victim/payee) must keep their address current with the Court. Any change must be reported in writing and contain your name, address, phone number, name of defendant(s), and corresponding case file #(s). All payments received by the clerk’s office will be held for a minimum of twenty days before being forwarded to the address on record for the victim/payee.
Please direct all payments, questions, and correspondence to:
Clerk’s Office: 703-246-3367
Failure to comply with a Restitution Order may result in:
- Issuance of an Order to Show Cause or Probation Violation (if applicable)
- Indefinite suspension of the defendant's privilege to drive in the Commonwealth of Virginia until such time as restitution is paid in full or a motion to amend the order has been granted to provide more time to pay.
- Account being sent to the Virginia Department of Taxation Court Debt Collections Department resulting in a 17% collection fee being applied.
- Restitution Order being docketed in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia.
Upon non-payment of Restitution by the “paid in full date”, the victim/payee may contact the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office at 703-246-2776 to request further action be taken against the Defendant.