Credit Card Collection Network

 

Effective August 30, 1999, the Clerk's Office of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will accept Discover and American Express, in addition to Visa and Mastercard, for the following transactions:

 

For counter transactions, submit the charge card at the counter for recording, validating and imprinting onto a bank charge slip. The amount of the charge, transaction code, date and time appear on the bank charge slip and cash register receipt. The original cash register receipt and bank charge slip are given to the customer, and the copies are kept on file in the Clerk's Office.

For telephone requests, give your name, credit card number and its expiration date to the Clerk's office receptionist. Your requested work will be returned to you with a cash register receipt and a bank charge slip, which will have the words "TELEPHONE REQUEST" inserted in the signature block.

For mail requests, the following information must be provided in your request letter: credit card number, expiration date and specified amount to be charged. The letter must be signed by the same person whose signature appears on the credit card. You will receive a cash register receipt and a bank charge slip, which will have the words "MAIL REQUEST" inserted in the signature block.

For those law firms which are concerned with the safekeeping of the actual credit card, the Clerk's Office will issue numbered identification cards bearing the firm's credit card number, expiration date and the signature of one of the firm's partners. These cards will be issued after completion of the Authorization Form. The courier will simply show this card to the cashier and the transaction will be processed. On the bank charge slip, "AUTHORIZATION ON FILE" would appear in the signature block.

The Clerk's Office will maintain the firm's credit card number, expiration date and the signature of one of the firm's partners, after completion of an Authorization Form which can also be found here.