Payments of Fines & Costs

Where to Pay

All fines and costs are to be paid to the Clearwater Municipal Court and can be paid as follows:

  • By mail to:
    City of Clearwater
    P.O. Box 453
    Clearwater, Kansas 67026
  • By personal payment at:
    City of Clearwater
    129 East Ross
    Clearwater, Kansas 67026
  • By putting in drop box located at:
    East side of the Clearwater City Building
    129 East Ross
    Clearwater, Kansas 67026

Forms of Payments

All payments can be paid in the form of cash, check, or money order. Credit or debit cards are now accepted at an additional cost of $3.95 per transaction.

Court Costs & Fees

The Clearwater Municipal Court assesses $65 court costs for each case filed that is an infraction, minor in possession of tobacco, dog at large, curfew violation, nuisance ordinance and sound amplifications ($44.50 assessed by the City of Clearwater; $20 for Law Enforcement Training, assessed by the State of Kansas; and $0.50 for Municipal Judges Training, assessed by the State of Kansas).

Court costs on criminal cases are $130 for each case filed ($109.50 assessed by the City of Clearwater; $20 for Law Enforcement Training, assessed by the State of Kansas; and $0.50 for Municipal Judges Training, assessed by the State of Kansas).  By law, the judge cannot waive these fees. Other fees assessed by the court are administrative fees resulting from failure to appear on traffic infractions and some misdemeanor charges of $25; warrant fees of $25; booking fees of $25; and fingerprint fees of $10.