Revenue Recovery

The purpose of Revenue Recovery is to assist people who cannot pay their entire fine at the time of the hearing. The Office of Revenue Recovery (ORR) is separate from the Superior Court of California, County of Tuolumne, but is contracted as the Collection Officer on behalf of the court. ORR will conduct an interview and arrange an installment payment plan for the majority of traffic and misdemeanor cases, as well as for payment of court-appointed attorney fees to satisfy the order of the court. You must appear in court before a payment plan can be arranged.

You may walk in at any time during the above business hours and speak with a collections officer regarding your account. If your assigned collections officer is unavailable, any collections officer will be able to assist you.

Installment Payments

You may pay your fine in installments as agreed to by yourself and Revenue Recovery. If you fail to pay an installment on or before your due date, the full unpaid balance will become due immediately.  If you are in default, you do not have to go back to the judge to see about paying your fine.  You can work it out at Revenue Recovery without having to go back to court.

Payment Information

Payments may be made:

  • In person.

  • Mailed to ORR.

  • By credit card.

ORR accepts payments from third-parties, for example, a friend or relative may write a check or bring in a payment on your account.  They will need the ORR account number for each account they are paying on.

To make a payment in person:

  • Payments can be made at Revenue Recovery located at 2 S. Green Street, Sonora, CA.

  • You may pay by check, money order, or cash.

To make a payment by mail:

  • You may send a check or money order to 2 S. Green Street, Sonora, CA 95370.  DO NOT send cash by mail.

  • Please include the return portion from your statement.  If you do not have the return portion, write your account number on the check or money order.

  • If you are writing one check for multiple accounts, please list the amount you are paying on each next to the account number.

  • Please include your current address and phone number in case ORR needs to contact you regarding the payment.

***Checks or money orders should be made payable to: ORR.***

To pay by credit card by phone:

Revenue Recovery accounts may be paid by credit card by calling 1-888-566-0994.  You will need your account number to use this service.  It will take at least 48 hours for the funds to be posted to your account.  You will not receive a receipt from us, but your last payment will show on your monthly statement.

To pay by credit card online:

Click on the following link to pay your bill online. Official Payments website

Your credit card will be charged a convenience fee from the vendor for the use of this service.  The fee is not set or retained by the County, and is based on the amount of your payment.

NOTE: Some fines and fees may require payment by cash, cashier’s check, or money order.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I cannot afford to pay my fine?

Fines are due on or before the date set by the court.  Failure to pay your fine on time may result in the suspension of your driver’s license.  You may request a financial re-evaluation or modification of payments by appearing at the Revenue Recovery Division.  No extensions will be granted by telephone.  For further information, contact Revenue Recovery on the above information.

What do I do if I am in default on making my fine payments?

If you fail to pay an installment on or before your due date, the full unpaid balance will become due immediately. If you are in default, you do not have to go back to the judge to see about paying your fine. You can work it out at Revenue Recovery without having to go back to Court.

What happens if I fail to pay my vehicle code traffic fine?

If you fail to pay your fine, your driver's license will be suspended. Your license will remain suspended until you pay the fine in full plus any fines that are assessed. If you are caught driving on a suspended license, the police will impound your car for a minimum of 30 days in addition to the penalty for failure to pay your original fine.

What happens if I violate those terms of my probation related to fine payment?

If you fail to comply with the terms of your probation, three events may occur:

  • 1. You may have your probation revoked;

  • 2. A warrant may be issued for your arrest; and/or

  • 3. Your driving privileges may be suspended.

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Contact Information

Address:

2 S. Green Street, Sonora, CA  95370
Telephone:  209-533-5920
Fax:  209-533-5653
 

Email: revenuerecovery@co.tuolumne.ca.us

The Office of Revenue Recovery is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.

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