Court Cost Billing

The Court Cost Billing staff processes bills submitted through the Vbill (https://www.cpcsvendorbill.com) system and on Payment Voucher Input forms.  They also process new Vendor Records and updates to these records.

To see the status of the Vbill system, click here.

The policies for the Court Costs of Indigent Persons Fund are in the Court Cost Vendor Manual.  Please review this document.

To download or view the online Vbill User Manual, click here.

For vendors who submit their bills on a Payment Voucher Input Form (Public Notices, Copy Companies, and American Sign Language providers), click here.

To apply to become a new CPCS State Vendor or to update your current State Vendor information, click here.

Court Cost Billing Frequently Asked Questions


Below are contacts for staff members who can assist you with these processes:

  • To follow-up on the status of your State Vendor application or update to this information, please contact  vendorinfo@publiccounsel.net. please allow 3 weeks from submittal before checking on the status. 
  • For questions regarding any non-attorney billing inquiries, please contact: vendorbills@publiccounsel.net
  • If you are locked out of Vbill, or requesting that a payment be stopped and replaced, please contact: vendorbills@publiccounsel.net
  • For any other questions or assistance with regard to court cost billing, please contact our team at vendorbills@publiccounsel.net

 

The following forms must be completed by all new vendors. Expert witnesses must first complete the Expert Vendor Application. Please scan and email the completed form along with a copy of the Allowed Motion for Funds for the case in which you were hired (Social Workers do not need to provide the Allowed Motion for Funds), a copy of your CV or Resume, and a copy of your License(s) to the email address at the bottom of the form.

When CPCS completes your certification you will be notified by email and asked to complete the remaining forms.

The W-9 form must be completed for existing vendors who need to update their vendor information. If you are not getting paid by Direct Deposit it is required that you complete the EFT form to be paid by Direct Deposit. If you have Direct Deposit and are changing banks, please complete the EFT form.

Please mail the completed forms to:
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Accounts Payable Unit
44 Bromfield St.
Boston, MA 02108

State Vendor –
W-9 form
EFT Authorization (We cannot accept a Starter Check, the attached check must be pre-printed with your [or your firm’s] name and address)
Vbill Owner & Employee Form
s.116August9,2011Notice
s.116December9,2011Notice

Service of Process –
W-9 form
EFT Authorization (We cannot accept a Starter Check, the attached check must be pre-printed with your [or your firm’s] name and address)
Vendor Vbill Access Agreement
Vbill Owner & Employee Form
s.116August9,2011Notice
s.116December9,2011Notice

Private Investigator –
W-9 form
EFT Authorization (We cannot accept a Starter Check, the attached check must be pre-printed with your [or your firm’s] name and address)
Vendor Vbill Access Agreement
Private Investigator Payment Registration
Vbill Owner & Employee Form
s.116August9,2011Notice
s.116December9,2011Notice

Court Reporters and Transcriptionists –
W-9 form
EFT Authorization (We cannot accept a Starter Check, the attached check must be pre-printed with your [or your firm’s] name and address)
Vendor Vbill Access Agreement
Vbill Owner & Employee Form
s.116August9,2011Notice
s.116December9,2011Notice

Experts –
Expert Vendor Application
W-9 form
EFT Authorization (We cannot accept a Starter Check, the attached check must be pre-printed with your [or your firm’s] name and address)
Vendor Vbill Access Agreement
Vbill Owner & Employee Form
s.116August9,2011Notice
s.116December9,2011Notice


Payment Voucher Input Form

Payment Voucher Instructions for Copy/Printing Companies
Payment Voucher Instructions for Public Notices
instructional pv
payment voucher form download

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