The court clerk is not going to disburse any money unless there is a specific order from the judge for the clerk to disburse the money. So, you need to make sure that the order clearly states that the clerk is to disburse money to you. The first page of the order likely need to be marked somehow so that the clerk knows to read the order.
In my experience, when I walk the disbursement order to the clerk, the clerks asks me whether I want to wait for the clerk to prepare the check for me or I want the check mailed. I usually just ask for the check to be mailed. I usually get the check in a few days.
You can call the court clerk to ask the specific procedures at that court.
Be sure the Order of Dismissal includes language like: "The Clerk of the Court is directed hereby to disburse the $XXX held in the Court Registry forthwith, by check payable to (you)". So long as the money is clearly in there (the registry isn't waiting for your deposit check to clear) they'll disburse promptly, usually within 24 hours. It'd be best to tell the clerk exactly to whom they can give the check, or include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the Clerk to use to mail it to you. The Clerk is not going to make a deposit for you. Hope this helps. Elizabeth Powell
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