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Cost of Care Payments


Parents, guardians, and non-custodial parents may be charged for the supervision and care of their child while in the custody of DJJ. Pay your Cost of Care fee online.

Overview


Under Florida law (F.S. 985), parents, guardians, and non-custodial parents may be charged for the supervision, care, support, and maintenance of their child in secure detention, home detention, probation supervision, residential commitment, conditional release, and post-commitment probation. Please review the Cost of Care documents below for further information, and direct all questions to your child's Juvenile Probation Officer.


Bajo la ley de Florida (F. 985), los padres, los guardianes, y padres de noncustodial pueden ser cargados para la supervisión, para el cuidado, para el apoyo, y para la conservación de su niño en la detención segura, en casa detención, la supervisión de la libertad condicional, el compromiso residencial, la liberación condicional, y la libertad condicional del poste-compromiso, compromiso no residencial. Revise por favor el Costo de documentos de Cuidado abajo para información adicional, y le dirige todas preguntas a su Oficial Juvenil de la Libertad Condicional del niño.


A bill will be sent each month indicating the amount charged, the dates the child was admitted to and released from the program, or was under supervision, and the total unpaid balance due. The amount due is payable upon receipt of the bill. Additionally, all payments will require the use of your Cost of Care Account Number and DJJID Number. Account balances are only updated on the 1st of every month, if you have any questions about your account please contact us at 1-888-335-3201.

Cost of Care Payment Options

  1. Make a payment by check or money order payable to:

  2. Department of Juvenile Justice
    Bureau of Finance and Accounting
    Cost of Care Recovery Unit
    P. O. Box 5617
    Tallahassee, FL 32314-5617

  3. Make a one-time payment online using the Remote Payments Online / One Time Payment Option which will allow you to use the following forms of payment. (Please note there is a $2.00 fee per transaction for this service.):
    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • Debit Card (with Visa or MasterCard logo)
    • Checking/Savings Account (bank routing and account number required)
  4. Create a payment account online using the Remote Payments Online / Enrolled Payment System. This is the same as option 2 but the system will store your information and make it easier for you to make monthly payments or even set up a reoccurring payment.

  5. Make a payment over the phone by calling us at 1-888-335-3201 (toll free). The system will allow you to use the following forms of payment (Please note there is a $2.00 fee per transaction for this service.):
    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • Debit Card (with Visa or MasterCard logo)
    • Checking/Savings Account (bank routing and account number required)