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Daily Court Reporter - Montgomery County Clerk of Courts credit card and online payments


Montgomery County Clerk of Courts credit card and online payments

John McManus, Chief Deputy Clerk of Courts, Legal Division Montgomery County Clerk of Courts

DAYTON, Ohio – Less than six months into his term of office, Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Mike Foley has introduced comprehensive credit card and online payment capabilities as part of an overall effort to maximize customer service.

“When I came into office, I was surprised to learn that not all of our customers were being afforded this service,” said Foley. “I’m the Clerk of Courts, but I’ve also been a business owner for many years. In 2019, there is no justifiable reason why any business or public office should accept cash or check only. Embracing credit card and online payments was a commonsense business-minded solution that this office should have offered long ago.”

Prior to this change, customers who wished to pay on their civil, criminal, or domestic relations cases were required to pay by cash, check, or money order only. Foley recognized this shortcoming as a glaring need for reform. “There are so many people who just don’t carry cash or checks anymore,” said Foley. “We live in a digital age, and good customer service means keeping up with the times.”

Additionally, Clerk Foley has also added the Online Dashboard to his office’s website, where customers may now look up and pay their cases online. Prior to this development, only those needing to pay a traffic ticket were able to submit payment online. “We are now offering online payment options for those needing to pay their criminal, civil, and domestic relations cases,” said Foley. “Technology and customer service should always be a priority in government,” he added. “I’m proud of the many changes that we have made in less than six short months.”

Foley added that these changes will also benefit those who struggle with transportation issues or busy work schedules that may limit their availability to come downtown. “I embrace the fact that those in government can always do something to remove barriers,” said Foley. “This is especially important in the justice system. Online access to information and solutions levels the playing field and offers equity where it is needed.”

Date Published: Friday June 14, 2019


Montgomery County Clerk of Courts


Montgomery County Clerk of Courts credit card and online payments

Court Clerk Mike Foley introduces credit card, online payments.
Clerk of Courts says change is long overdue. Less than six months into his term of office, Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Mike Foley has introduced comprehensive credit card and online payment capabilities as part of an overall effort to maximize customer service.

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