The Judiciary of Pennsylvania has made it possible for the people of Pennsylvania State to make their payments easily through their unified judicial system of Pennsylvania web portal, PAePay. This online system makes it possible for the people to pay fines, costs and restitution to the Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania common pleas and also the magisterial courts. The payments that are done via this portal can be done through Visa, MasterCardand American Express, Discover credit/debit cards or ATM cards only. You will be charged a non-refundable fee of $ 2.75 for each transaction made. The maximum payment amount that can be paid is $1,000 per transaction.
About The Unified Judicial System Of Pennsylvania
The Unified Judicial system of Pennsylvania is a system of the unified state court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the official name of the Pennsylvania state. Pennsylvania is located in the Northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The unified judicial system is used by the various courts that are found in Pennsylvania State. The courts include;
- The supreme court of Pennsylvania; this is the court that handles all the cases that the other Pennsylvania courts have failed to solve or cases that the courts don’t have jurisdiction to handle.
- Commonwealth courts; the Commonwealth court of Pennsylvania is one of the appellate courts of Pennsylvania. This court functions also as a trial court for the civil actions that are laid by the Commonwealth government or against them. It is also the trial court for the cases that are related to the statewide elections. The court has a total of nine judges whose jurisdiction is limited to making appeals from the cases of the Court of Common Pleas.
- Superior courts; these courts belong to the two Pennsylvania intermediate appellate courts. Its jurisdiction is the same as the commonwealth courts though it has three judges that listen to the cases.
- Courts of Common Pleas; these are the state trial courts and they have general jurisdiction.
- Magisterial districts courts; these courts are present in all the counties found in Pennsylvania except the Philadelphia County. The Philadelphia County has the Municipal court that is similar to the magisterial courts. These courts have a limited jurisdiction and they handle small civil claims, Landlord- tenant cases, violations of municipal ordinances etc.
How To Make Payments By PAePay
- Go to the sites home page via the link provided
- Once the home opens, click on PAePay option, you will be directed to a new page
- Click on PaePay
- Choose the option you want to use to make the payment
- Follow the instructions
- Official web Portal link : ujsportal.pacourts.us
- Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania: www.pacourts.us
- Wikipedia link for more information : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judiciary_of_Pennsylvania