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Payment Instructions

Civil Debts

All civil debts are received and processed by the Financial Litigation Unit. Personal checks are acceptable, made payable to the "Department of Justice" and mailed to the United States Attorney's Office, Attention: Financial Litigation Unit, 157 Church Street, 23rd Floor, New Haven, Connecticut, 06510. Payments in the amount of $50,000.00 or more are required to be sent via electronic funds transfer directly to the United States Treasury, using the forms supplied here. Joyce Seraphin, the Financial Litigation Unit's Paralegal Specialist, must be contacted at least three (3) business days prior to the electronic fund transfer to ensure that the transfer is properly processed.

All civil monetary obligations to the United States may be paid with your Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express, Discover Card or Debit Bank Card. You will be required to complete a Credit Card Authorization Form for every credit card transaction, even on a monthly basis. Each completed Credit Card Authorization Form must either be mailed or delivered to the Financial Litigation Unit or, in the alternative, you may provide authorization to the Financial Litigation Unit via telephone. You will be responsible for contacting the Financial Litigation Unit each month to authorize the monthly payment transaction. Please contact us either by e-mail or phone to obtain the Credit Card Authorization Form

Electronic Fund Transfer Information

Criminal Debts

All special assessments, fines and restitution payments are received and processed by the United States District Court's Clerk's Office. The Clerk's Office maintains the official docket of the case and issues copies of receipts to the debtor and the United States Attorney's Office. The Clerk's Office does not accept personal checks. Checks should be made payable to the "Clerk, United States District Court" and should also reference the docket number assigned to the case. The Clerk's Office also accepts electronic funds transfers. For further instructions or mailing information, contact the Clerk's Office directly at the following locations.

Bridgeport: (203) 579-5861
Hartford: (860) 240-3200
New Haven: (203) 773-2140

Updated March 27, 2015

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