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FAQ’s About Financial Obligations

Q. What financial obligations do I have while on Probation Supervision?

Court Ordered Payments

You are obligated to pay all court ordered fees, fines, and restitutions. These payments can be made through the Probation Department.

Probation Supervision Payments

In addition adults serving a sentence of Probation will pay a $35 per month Supervision Fee, and if applicable a one time $50 Drug Testing Fee and/or a $3 per day Electronic Monitoring Fee.

Q. How do I pay toward my financial obligations?

In Person:

Payment can be made with cash, money order, or certified check.

By Mail:

Payment can be made with a certified check or money order.

Q. Where do I pay toward my financial obligations?

In Person:      payments can be made with cash, money order, certified check, at the Erie County Probation Department located in the Family Court Building:   

Cashier’s Office, 2nd Floor,
1 Niagara Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14202
Hours 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (Monday – Friday) Closed on Holidays

By Mail:     payments can be made with a certified check or money order.

Send to:          

Cashier’s Office
Erie County Probation Department
One Niagara Plaza
Buffalo NY, 14202

Write your name and PIN # clearly on your payment.


Q. What happens if I do not meet my financial obligations?

Court Ordered Fees, Fines, & Restitutions

Failure to pay these obligations may result in a filing of a Violation of Probation with the court, in a revocation of Probation Supervision, and incarceration.

Probation Departmental Fees

Failure to pay these fees may result in the denial of travel permits, denial of an early discharge of probation, and financial judgments.  Financial judgments include liens on property, assets, and garnishment of wages.  Filing fees and interest may be added to judgments.