Posted: June 28, 2016

Automated Clearing House (ACH) in CM/ECF

Effective July 1, 2016, electronic filers will be able to pay fees through the U.S. Treasury’s on-line payment provider,, using Automated Clearing House (ACH). ACH is an electronic funds transfer system that permits payment of filing fees through a direct debit from your personal or business bank account. Be sure to check with your financial institution to insure your account allows you to make ACH transactions. In addition, will continue to accept payments through credit card transactions.

With the addition of ACH, the payment screens will change. Below are screen shots that depict how the new payment screens will appear.

If you have questions regarding this change, please contact the court at (866) 232-1266.

Option #1 - Automated Clearing House (ACH) - Direct Payment

The first payment screen (Option #1, see Figure 1) pertains to paying with your personal or business checking/savings account. If you are paying by credit card and not ACH, continue to scroll down to the second payment screen (Option #2, see Figure 2) which allows for payment by credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa). Always complete the fields with a red asterisk when selecting a payment type.

Option 1 - ACH Direct Payment
(Figure 1)

Option #2 - Plastic Card - VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Option 2 - Credit Card Payment
(Figure 2)