Deferred Payment Plan Guidelines

CIRCUIT COURT OF THE CITY OF BRISTOL VIRGINIA

Re: Deferred Payment Plan Guidelines and Procedures for Court Costs, Fines and Restitution Owed in Circuit Court

Each defendant is given a time to pay plan if court costs, fines and/or restitution are not paid in full upon sentencing.

If a defendant should default on the payment plan given upon sentencing, the following remedies are available:

The defendant may apply for an additional payment plan. To apply, the defendant must complete the paperwork provided by the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office in its entirety and make a payment of 10% percent of the total amount, if the amount owed is $500.00 or less, of all cases owed by the defendant to the Court.  If the amount owed is greater than $500.00, the defendant shall pay five (5%) or $50.00, whichever is greater.


All restitution is to be paid first, unless otherwise directed by the Court. Once restitution, if any is due, is satisfied, subsequent payment are to be applied to fines and court costs.


7/2017