Public Inspection of Court Payments Owed


Pursuant to G.L. 1956 § 8-15-9.3, the Director of Finance for the Rhode Island Judiciary is required to publish a quarterly list of the one hundred (100) delinquent persons who owe the largest amount of court imposed or court related fees, fines, court costs, assessments, charges, and/or any other monetary obligations due and owing to the state (1) which have been unpaid for a period in excess of ninety (90) days from the date that any such amounts were due, and (2) are not the subject of a court-ordered payment plan in good standing.

Your name will remain posted on the Judiciary’s website until your court ordered financial obligation is paid in full or you are on a payment plan in good standing.


Please be advised that in addition to your name being posted on the Judiciary’s website, consequences for failing to resolve your court-ordered financial obligations may result in the following actions being taking:

  • Tax refund interception;
  • License and car registration renewal block;
  • Reporting of outstanding balances to credit bureau;
  • Referring the matter to a collections agency; and/or
  • For cases in the Superior and District Courts, if you do not appear in court or if your payment is not received by the court on or before the due date, the court may issue a bench warrant for your arrest and you will owe an additional $125.00 warrant fee to the State of Rhode Island and you may be adjudged in contempt and sentenced to imprisonment.

If you dispute the accuracy of the information listed below, please contact the appropriate clerks’ office to request a hearing.

Overdue Court Fees – District Court

Overdue Court Fees - Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal

Overdue Court Fees – Superior Court

Paying Your Obligation:


  1. Payment can be made in person in the following locations:

    1. District Court

    2. Murray Judicial Complex
      2nd Division
      45 Washington Square
      Newport, Rhode Island 02840-2913
      (401) 841-8350

      Noel Judicial Complex
      3rd Division
      222 Quaker Lane
      Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-0107
      (401) 822-6750

      McGrath Judicial Complex
      4th Division
      4800 Tower Hill Road
      Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879-2239
      (401) 782-4131

      Garrahy Judicial Complex
      6th Division
      One Dorrance Plaza
      Providence, Rhode Island 02903-2719
      (401) 458-5400

    3. Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal

    4. Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal
      670 New London Avenue
      Cranston, Rhode Island 02920
      (401) 275-2700

    5. Superior Court
      Murray Judicial Complex
      Newport Count
      45 Washington Square
      Newport, Rhode Island 02840-2913
      (401) 841-8330

      Noel Judicial Complex
      Kent County
      222 Quaker Lane
      Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-0107
      (401) 822-6900

      McGrath Judicial Complex
      Washington County
      4800 Tower Hill Road
      Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879-2239
      (401) 782-4121

      Licht Judicial Complex
      Providence/Bristol County
      250 Benefit Street
      Providence, Rhode Island 02903-2719
      (401) 458-3230

  2. Online payments for court cases can be made at For Superior and District Court cases, if a warrant has already been issued against you, you must appear in court. You cannot make any payment on your case until you appear in court.

  3. Ability to Pay Hearing and Court-ordered Payment Plans: If you cannot pay the full amount owed, you are encouraged to take the necessary steps to request placement on a payment plan by appearing at the appropriate clerks’ office. If you do not have the present ability to pay, you may request an ability to pay hearing before a judicial officer of the respective court.

    You will be asked to bring the following information to your ability to pay hearing:

    A. Completed Financial Statement form.

      District Court

      Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal

      Superior Court

    B. Valid identification: Driver’s license; state issued identification card;
         or social security card.