You can pay your fine in Lakewood online or in person. Both short-term and long-term payment options are available to those who need help paying their fines.
For payment plan options contact Court Payment Management Services (CPMS) at 360-748-4784 at least two weeks BEFORE the due date. Do not wait until the due date to take action.
Pay In Person
Cash, check, money order, and debit/credit card are all accepted at the Lakewood Municipal Court front counter. The court will accept a maximum of $5 in coins. Checks and money orders should be made payable to LAKEWOOD MUNICIPAL COURT and include your case, infraction, or notice number.
You may also use the drop box available outside City Hall. This is located near the entrance to the courtside of the building. Do not put cash in the drop box. Please follow up after five business days to verify the payment was received.
Please be aware court staff cannot take payments over the phone.
Lakewood Municipal Court
6000 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Pay Online or With Phone
You may call 253-344-4580 to make a payment over the phone. A service fee will apply.
Please follow up after five business days to verify the payment was received.
Short-term payment arrangements
You may be eligible for a time payment agreement. You can either submit your request in writing or come to the front counter during business hours. The written request for time payment must include your case/account number, full name, mailing address, and phone number. It is encouraged to follow up with the court after five business days to verify the time payment was set up.
Criminal cases, photo violations, and non-traffic infractions have 60 days to pay in full or set up a payment plan.
Traffic infractions have 30 days to pay in full. You may request a 60-day extension with the court, but a $10 processing fee will be added to your account balance.
Long-term payment arrangements.
You may set up an account with Court Payment Management Services (CPMS) by calling 360-748-4784. To get started, send in your CPMS application along with your first month’s payment and a $15 processing fee. You must send your application at least two weeks before your due date.
If you do not pay your fee or fine in time, your account may be sent to collections. If your account was sent to collections, you will need to contact the court to find out which agency has the account.
If your driving license is suspended for unpaid fines ask if you qualify for the PIA program.
NOTE: Online payments make take 5 to 10 business days to process, plus an extra two days to notify the state Department of Licensing. This goes for payments made with NCOURT, Court Payment Management Services, Dynamic Collectors, or AllianceOne Collections.