Fines and Costs

Amanda Carter, Director of Fines & Costs
Dauphin County Courthouse
101 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA  17101
Phone: (717) 780-6600

Courthouse Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Closed from 12:00PM-1:00PM


Satellite Location:  917 Gibson Blvd., Steelton, PA 17113
Satellite Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Closed from 1:00PM-2:00PM


The Fines and Costs Office's primary mission is to collect and account for costs, fines, and restitution ordered by the Court. When these funds are collected, they are disbursed to the county, local municipalities, state, and victims of crimes. Acceptable forms of payment: cash, certified checks, money orders, payroll deductions.

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Online payments can be made directly through the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania Web Portal with PAePay at Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System (

PAePay and PAePay Bail payments may be made using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or ATM card. A non-refundable convenience fee will be assessed on each transaction submitted. If you are having trouble making an online payment, call the help line at 1-877-227-2672.

Please note impact of revision to Act 83 of 2020 (Limited Access Law): 

If your case or payment plan is no longer returning in search results when trying to make an online payment, your case or one of your cases contained within your payment plan may have been marked as “limited access,” in accordance with state law. Limited access cases and any payment plan that contain one or more cases marked as limited access cannot be paid online using PAePay since the case is no longer available to the public and is not permitted to be visible on the UJS Web Portal. In order to continue to make payments on your case(s) or payment plan, you will need to submit payment by a different method such as mailing a check to the court or paying at the court in person.  We apologize for this inconvenience, but all aspects of online public access, including PAePay, requires adhering to the most recent change to the limited access law (Act 83 of 2020). The AOPC, county filing offices, and the magisterial district courts are unable to assist or facilitate with online payments for these payment plans and cases.


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If your case has been marked as a LIMITED ACCESS CASE and/or you
can no longer pay online with PAePay.  You can make a credit card,
PayPal, or Venmo payment online

To make a payment by phone, please call
(717) 441-4957

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm and
Saturday – Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm EST.
A non-refundable service fee will be assessed on each online or phone transaction.
You will need your docket number to make a payment online or over the phone.


The Dauphin County Fines and Cost Office is excited to be going paperless. The Dauphin County Fines and Cost Office will no longer be distributing paper checks for restitution and refund payments.
All restitution and refund payments will be added to a debit card.
User instructions are attached to the debit card with additional information regarding the debit card being found at 
Please see our FAQs for additional information.