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Eastern District of Texas

Honorable Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court

Criminal Debt

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Criminal Debt

Online Payment for Criminal Debt:

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas now has the capability to accept on-line payments for Special Assessments, Fines, and Restitution up to a maximum of $5,000 per transaction.

Payments may be made via U.S. Treasury website, Pay.Gov(link is external), using a Bank account, debit card, or PayPal. Defendants have the option to make a single payment, or create a recurring payment based on a schedule of their choosing. Online

TIP: You can find the Texas Eastern Criminal Debt page by searching for “TXED” or “TXED Criminal” from the search box at the Home Page(link is external).

Please note that Texas Eastern District does not operate, so operational questions may be referred to ONLINE HELP(link is external).

Other questions may be referred to the Clerk’s Office Financial Services Department by calling (903) 590-1040, or sends e-mail).


To Make a Single Payment without storing your user information

Follow the link below to the instructions page at You will be required to repeat the entire process for each payment using this method.


To make your payment follow the link to the TXE Criminal Payment Form below:


To Create a Account for Recurring payments

Follow the links below for instructions and setup for a account. This will allow you to store your information to re-use for your next payment.

Instructions for creating a account:

To create your account, follow the link below:

Instructions on Saving and Re-using payment forms:


What will my charge look like on my bank statement?

Please note that payments made for your criminal payment will show on your bank statements as follows:

  • ACH Debit (direct payment from your bank account): TXED Criminal
  • Debit Card: TXE District Court
  • Paypal:  FRB Cleveland/Pay.Gov