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The Collection Unit is open 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Cases are assigned to Collection Officers alphabetically and have the ability to negotiate a payment schedule. Failure to contact this office about a payment problem may result in a warrant for your arrest, a civil judgment, a hold placed on your drivers license, referral to the Franchise Tax Board Tax Intercept Program, and referral to the Franchise Tax Board Court Ordered Debt Collection Unit. You may walk-in at any time and speak with a Collection Officer regarding your case. If your assigned Collection Officer is unavailable, any Collection Officer can assist you.

Amnesty Program

On June 24, 2015, the Governor signed into law a one-time amnesty program for unpaid traffic and non-traffic infraction tickets which will be effective from October 1, 2015 through March 31, 2017. For additional information, please click on the following links:

You may also contact the Collection Department at (805) 639-5010 to find out if your infraction case qualifies for this program.

Why Did My Case Go to the Collection Unit?

Cases are assigned to the Collection Unit if you appeared in court and were ordered to make monthly payments or if you failed to pay a traffic ticket by the date listed on the original signed ticket.

How Can I Pay?

You may pay by personal check, cashiers check, money order or by credit card. Payments can be made in person, by mail or by phone.

To Pay In Person

Payments can be made at the Government Center, Hall of Justice in Ventura, the Juvenile Courthouse in Oxnard or at the East County Courthouse in Simi Valley.

To Pay By Mail

Payments can be mailed to the Ventura Collection Unit.

Ventura Courthouse & Juvenile Courthouse Address:

Superior Court of California, County of Ventura
Collection Unit, Room 205
P. O. Box 6489
Ventura, CA 93006-6489

Make your check or money order payable to SCCU. Please include your case number on the check or money order. Please do not mail cash.

To Pay By Phone

You may use the Courts 24-hour credit card payment system by calling toll free (888) 422-6906. Your credit card will be charged a convenience fee from the vendor for the use of this service.

Types of Cases Handled by the Collection Unit
  • Civil Assessment (failure to appear)
  • Conservatorship
  • Criminal
  • Diversion
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Guardianship
  • IBF (payment arrangements on a traffic ticket)
  • Juvenile care costs
  • Probate
  • Sanctions
  • Victim restitution


For frequently asked questions about collections, please visit our FAQs page.

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