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Fines, costs, and other financial obligations imposed by the court must be paid at the time of assessment (which is usually at sentencing), except when the court allows otherwise, for good cause shown, pursuant to MCR 1.110.

If you want the Court to consider providing you with a payment plan, you must complete a Financial Statement and bring it to the Court along with your down payment.

You can print out the Financial Statement at: Financial Statement

Under MCL 600.4801 and 600.4803, a 20% late penalty is applied to any total amount of costs, fees, penalty, or civil violation which has not been paid 56 days after the amount is due.

To see a list of the Circuit Court Fees & Assessments, Click on this link: Circuit Court Fees & Assessments Table

When a person receives a money judgment from a Michigan court, they are permitted to add interest to the unpaid balance in accordance with rates determined by the Michigan Legislature and the Department of Treasury. Rates are updated by the Department of Treasury January 1 and July 1 of each year. See more information.

If you have fine-related questions please contact the Cass County Circuit Court File Room at 269-445-4416.