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Restitution, Fine and Fee Payments for Persons on Probation

While on Probation, the terms of payment for your court ordered fines and fees may be worked out with your Probation Officer, based on your financial ability and other circumstances related to your case.  Willful failure to make a required payment may result in a violation of your probation grant.

Payments made Online or by Phone

The Sonoma County Probation Department accepts restitution, fine and fee payments online or by phone with a major credit card, debit card or prepaid debit card, including:

Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Debit

The Probation Department has authorized GovPayNet to collect credit and debit card payments on its behalf. GovPayNet is a third party vendor that provides a secure portal for payment of court ordered fines, fees, and victim restitution. 

Pay through GovPayNet

See service charges below

Adult Probation
Pay online:
Pay by Phone: 1-888-216-7888

Juvenile Probation
Pay online:
Pay by Phone:  1-888-216-7888

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This service provides 24 hour 7 day a week access to make payments from any internet connection and also offers a 24 hour 7 day a week call center to take payments from those unable to use the internet.

You may pay the following fees using GovPayNet online or the Call Center:    

  • Fines, fees, and/or victim restitution for a juvenile on probation.
  • Fees for Cost of Care for juveniles.
  • Fines, fee, and/or victim restitution for an adult on probation.
  • Your Adult Offender Work Program application and/or work day fees.
  • Your Pre-Trial application and/or daily fees. 

Date of Payments

Once you submit payment via GovPayNet, a hold will be placed on your credit card for the amount plus the service charge.

Payment made through GovPayNet will be credited to your probation case after we receiving notification from GovPayNet that funds were received.

Accounting staff will review payment submissions at the end of the business day and payments will be processed based on the daily transactions.  It may take up to four days to post to your probation case.

Service Charges

  • GovPayNet charges a 3.5% service fee on each transaction, with a minimum of $3.50 for payments under $100.
  • Call Center payments are assessed a 5% service fee, with a $5.00 minimum for payments under $100

Pay direct through Probation Accounting

Adult and Juvenile Payments
Pay by phone (707) 565-3810
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday

Payments in Person or by Mail

Credit Card and Debit Card Payments

The Sonoma County Probation Department now accepts restitution and fee payments by credit card or debit card at the kiosk located in the Adult Probation lobby (see address below) during the hours of 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM. We accept major credit cards, debit card or prepaid debit card, including:

Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Debit

Check and Money Order Payments

Payment of court ordered fines, fees or victim restitution for persons on probation may be mailed to one of the addresses shown below. Please do not send cash through the mail.

Payments may also be made in person through Probation staff at either the Adult Probation or Juvenile Probation offices. We accept cash, checks, money orders or cashier’s checks.

Adult Probation
600 Administration Drive # 104J
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Juvenile Probation
7425 Rancho Los Guilicos
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Victim Restitution

When a defendant is placed on probation with a condition that they make a monthly payment to the victim of a crime, the Probation Accounting Department will set up an account for the victim in conjunction with the Probation Officer. Probation Accounting will make monthly collections and disburse the funds to victims of crime who have been identified by the Court. The administrative cost of this collection is the responsibility of the probationer; the victim pays nothing for this service.

Probation Accounting manages victim restitution collection and payment for  persons on formal and some conditional probation grants. Victim restitution payments will accept cash, personal or cashier’s check, money order, or credit cards.

If the defendant does not follow through with this obligation, then he or she will be considered to be in violation of the conditions of the probation grant and can be taken back to Court for further court proceedings.

Victim Information

Victims should be aware that the Penal Code is very specific that probation shall not be revoked for failure of a person to make restitution unless the Court determines that the defendant has willfully failed to pay and has the ability to pay.

Contact Information

Contact us by Phone

Contact Information

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
600 Administration Drive
Room 104J
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.46627, -122.72658