Pursuing Collection of Your Restitution Order Will Cost You Money. The Defendant can be ordered to reimburse you for expenses incurred, but you must file a Memorandum of Cost After Judgment (Form MC-012) to recover these expenses.
The First Step
The first step in collecting your restitution is to file an Order for Restitution and Abstract of Judgment (Form CR-110) with the court. A completed CR-110 can be obtained from the Restitution Unit by request.
A completed CR-110 must be filed at the courthouse from which the original restitution order was granted. Take the CR-110, a written request from you for a certified copy to be mailed to you, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Civil Window at the court. There will be a processing fee due at that time. The original is filed with the court and the copy will be mailed to you once it has been reviewed and signed by the judge.
Once you have filed the CR-110, the restitution order is referred to as a Judgment, you are considered a Plaintiff or Judgment Creditor, and the Defendant may also be referred to as the Judgment Debtor.