Paying court costs, fines in Kentucky just got easier

Published 5:16 am Monday, February 8, 2021

The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts has expanded its online payment options.

As of last week, people who owe court costs, fines, fees or restitution on eligible cases can make full or partial payments, the office said in a news release. Previously the ePay program only allowed payment in full in prepayable cases, which is one that doesn’t require a court appearance.

“The primary advantage is that anyone who owes court costs can now pay online,” Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. said. “We’re also easing the financial strain for those who have a prepayable case by allowing them to pay over time, if needed.”

Paying online also reduces in-person trips to judicial centers, which is important during the COVID-19 pandemic, Minton said.

Assistance in making a payment through ePay is available by emailing