Brooklyn Bar Association News

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Mar 18, 2021

The New York State Courts recently announced that it will begin charging a 2.99 percent service fee along with all credit card payments submitted through the NYS Courts Electronic Filing (NYSCEF) system beginning April 1, 2021.

Here is the announcement in its entirety:

"Commencing April 1, 2021, and due to continuing budgetary concerns, the Unified Court System will no longer pay the service fee for credit card transactions initiated by court users. Consequently, a service fee of 2.99% of the payment amount will be assessed on all credit card payments submitted through NYSCEF.

"Note that neither the Office of Court Administration nor the Unified Court System receives any portion of the service fee.

"When you file electronically and use a credit card, there will be two transaction numbers generated, one for the court fee and one for the service fee.

"The Court System is continuing to explore other technologies for electronic payments that minimize processing fees."

You can also click here to read the announcement.