× Notice: The County Courthouse will be CLOSED on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Specialist

For a faster response email your specialist. Click Here for more information. Due to the amount of calls received in our office, your specialist should return your call within 24 hours. It is necessary to leave a detailed message including your name, your case number, and a call back number. If you fail to leave those details in your message, your call may not be returned.
Review the date of your notice, if the notice is dated on or before your payment was made, you may disregard the notice. If your notice is dated after your payment has been made, please contact your specialist for further guidance.
Call your specialist regarding your case status and they will advise you on how to proceed with your case.
Contact your assigned Specialist to request an extension. It is up to your Specialist’s discretion to grant or deny any extension.

Payments

If your payment date is on a weekend or holiday, you can give your payment the business day before or the business day after.
Yes, someone can give a payment on your behalf as long as they have your correct case number, and can verify your address and phone number.
Your credit card will be processed within 24 hours.
No, we do not keep credit/debit card information on file for security purposes. Every month, when making a payment by phone, you will need to provide your credit/debit card information again.
You have a 3-day grace period from your due date to make your payment. If your payment will be later than 3 days late, get in contact with your specialist to request an extension.
You have an open account in our office and you are able to pay in full, pay ahead, or pay more than your monthly payment amount at any time.
Misdemeanor and Felony case payments can be made online by clicking Here.
Justice of the Peace citation payments can be made online by clicking Here.
Civil cases are not available for payments online.
Cash payments are accepted for payments made in person or at any kiosk location only. Do not mail cash to our office.
There are no late fees assessed when a payment is late, however, defaulting on your payment plan will initiate the due diligence process and you may receive calls and/or notices. Failure to contact your Specialist may result in your case being returned to court for non-compliance.
When you want to pay ahead, you must contact your specialist so they can make the necessary modifications to your case to ensure payments are distributed correctly.
We accept the following types of payments:
  • Cash:
    • No foreign currency.
    • Up to $5.00 in loose change
  • Credit/Debit:
    • $1.95 convenience fee for anything less than $87.00
    • 2.25% convenience fee for anything more than $87.00
  • Money Order:
    • Ensure Money Order is filled out correctly
    • Ensure it is made payable to Financial Recovery Division
  • Cashiers Check:
    • Ensure it is made payable to Financial Recovery Division
  • Business Checks:
    • Must provide valid government issued ID and two verifiable phone numbers.
  • Cash Bond Check:
    • Cash bond check may be used towards court costs and fines, only if entire amount will be applied. No change will be issued.
  • In Person:
    • You can make your payment in person at any of the four locations. Click Here for more information.
  • Kiosk:
    • You can make your payment at any of the three kiosk locations. Click Here for more information.
  • Mail:
    • Please mail Money Order or Cashier’s Check payable to Financial Recovery Division to 500 E. San Antonio Rm. 106, El Paso, Texas 79901.
  • Online:
    • Click Here to make a Misdemeanor or Felony payment.
    • Click Here to make a Justice of the Peace citation payment.
  • Phone:
    • 915-543-3892 Option 2
For a faster response email your specialist. Click here for more information. Due to the high volume of calls, we may not be able to answer your call immediately. If your call is not answered, please leave a voicemail with your name, case number and phone number so we may return your call. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to make your payments as scheduled.

Payment Plans

You can have a payment plan on all cases referred to Financial Recovery Division.
During your visit to Financial Recovery Division, a Specialist will establish a payment plan for each case. The Specialist will advise you on the order in which your payments will be due, and you will receive a copy of all payment plans. It is ultimately your responsibility to ensure payments are being made to the correct case.
Your balance in our office includes your court cost, fines and fees imposed by the judge. For a detailed breakdown, please refer to your Bill of Cost.
Financial Recovery Division does not charge you to set up a payment plan. The State of Texas will impose a one-time $25.00 Time Payment Fee (on all criminal convicted cases) 30 days after disposition. A $2.00 Administrative Fee is applicable on all payments given for criminal cases (misdemeanor, felony and Justice of the Peace citations). The Time Payment Fee and the Administrative Fees are assessed and calculated into your payment plan.
After a contact form has been completed, you will meet with a Specialist who will explain the different payment plans available. Different types of payment plans take into consideration certain financial circumstances and classes, probation term, restitution and other court ordered requirements.
E-mail the Financial Recovery Division at financialrecovery@epcounty.com and be sure to include your full name, date of birth, and a case number(s). We will send you the necessary forms to fill out and provide you with instructions on setting up a payment plan by phone.

Capias Pro Fine Warrant

A Hearing Notice is sent when all due diligence has been exhausted by Financial Recovery Division and the case has been returned to court. A Hearing Notice will contain a statement that the defendant has failed to satisfy the judgment and the date and time of the hearing, as per the provisions under Section 43.05 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
As per Section 43.05 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, the court may issue a Capias Pro Fine or the case may be reported to a third party collection agency.
As per Section 43.015 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, a Capias Pro Fine is a writ issued by the court of jurisdiction after judgement and sentence for unpaid fines and costs.
As per Section 43.05 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, a court may not issue a Capias Pro Fine for the defendant’s failure to satisfy the judgement according to its terms, unless the court holds a hearing on the defendant’s ability to satisfy the judgment; the defendant fails to appear at the hearing; or the court determines that the Capias Pro Fine should be issued based on the evidence presented at the hearing.
If balance is paid in full, the Capias Pro Fine will be recalled by a Judge. If arrested on the Capias Pro Fine, an indigency hearing will be held by the jail magistrate or the court of jurisdiction to determine ability to pay.
Once you have paid your balance in full, it is your responsibility to contact Financial Recovery Division as soon as possible to have the warrant recalled. Failure to have the warrant recalled may result in your incarceration for the entire amount regardless of your payment.
Cases with Capias Pro Fine warrants cannot be paid online. Once you have paid your balance in full at a kiosk, it is your responsibility to contact Financial Recovery Division as soon as possible to have the warrant recalled. Failure to have the warrant recalled may result in your incarceration for the entire amount regardless of your payment.
Partial payments are not accepted on cases with Capias Pro Fine warrants.
As per Article 43.09 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, the defendant shall be confined in jail for a sufficient length of time to discharge the full amount of fine and costs adjudged against the defendant, rating such confinement at $100 per day.

Collection Agency

All cases are subject to review to determine eligibility for placement with third party collection agency after all internal due diligence has been exhausted.
Contact the third party collection agency to discuss all available options.