Making Payments

Payments are to be made per the court order. Delinquencies are addressed through administrative or court hearings, and failure to pay court ordered obligations can result in the revocation of community supervision.

Payments can be made in person at 501 Oak Street, Palo Pinto, Texas 76484, by mail at Palo Pinto County CSCD, P.O. Box 99, Palo Pinto, Texas 76484-0099, or on-line if you have been set up to do so by your probation officer.

All payments must be in the form of a money order or cashier’s check made payable to:  PALO PINTO CSCD. Credit/debit cards in the name of the payee are, also, accepted. The Department of Criminal Justice-Community Justice Assistance Division does not allow us to  accept personal checks or cash.

Always print your name and address clearly on the envelope and any money order or cashier’s check sent through the mail. If you know your cause number, print that on the instrument, as well.

If making a payment for someone else, clearly print their name on the money order or  cashier’s check, and put a note inside the envelope, explaining that you are making the payment for someone else.

When payments are made by mail, the receipt will be available at the next office visit, or will be mailed to you if you provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Always obtain a receipt, check all receipts to ensure that the payment was correctly posted to you, and keep all permanent receipts until your case has expired and you are sure that all monies paid have been credited to your account.

Any discrepancies should be brought to the attention of a clerical staff member and/or your officer immediately. If you believe an error has occurred and you are not satisfied that the error has been resolved, be prepared to bring all of your receipts to the office manager so the issue can be researched fully.

Making payments is an important part of community supervision, and must be done regularly. Questions about making payments should be addressed to a clerical staff member or your probation officer, but problems in making the payments should always be addressed with your probation officer.

February 2018