Restitution Recovery

The Jefferson County Attorney’s Office (JCAO) Restitution Division was established for the purpose of monitoring, tracking, and collecting restitution monies owed by defendants to victims of crime.  The JCAO handles cases referred to our office by the Jefferson District Court in instances where the Court has ordered that restitution be made to victims within a period specified by order of the Court.

Once the Court has entered an order that restitution be paid, a payment schedule is set that details when the payments must be made for distribution to the victim(s).  In most cases, the defendant is ordered to make regular weekly/monthly payments.  The collection time for monies owed varies on a case-by-case basis.

Once a defendant makes a restitution payment, funds are ordinarily sent to the crime victim within 10 business days of the date received.  It is very important that our office has your correct address and contact information for you to receive payments.  If that information changes, please notify our office in person or by email.  If you have NOT received the expected restitution payments, please download and use the Restitution Inquiry Form located to the right or call the Restitution office at 502-574-6781.


To make an online restitution payment, please follow the link below.  PLEASE NOTE that a processing fee of $2.50 for debit card transactions, or 2.28% for credit card transactions, will be assessed by the vendor for use of this service.

To submit a payment over the phone, please call LexisNexis VitalChek at:

To submit a mail-in payment, please mail cashier’s check or money order, NO PERSONAL CHECKS OR CASH ACCEPTED, via mail, made payable to the JCAO to:

Jefferson County Attorney’s Office

Restitution Division

600 W. Jefferson St., Suite 2086

Louisville, KY 40202

You will need to know your case number for all the above forms of payment.  If you do not, please call 502-574-6781.

To pay in person, please come to the above referenced address.  If paying in person, cash is also an acceptable form of payment, however it must be in the correct amount as we do not make change.


Additional inquiries can be made by calling our office at 502-574-6781, 8 am – 4:30 pm, or by email.

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