Patreon provides a platform for patrons to pay creators directly. In most cases, Patreon will not refund on behalf of creators.
Creators can issue refunds at their discretion
Creators can refund a patron’s 3 most recent payments from their Relationship manager as long as they have a Patreon balance to cover the refunded amount. If a creator is having difficulty issuing a refund, they can reach out to our Support team for assistance.
Creators can refund charges within 90 days of the processing date. If a creator needs to issue a refund older than 90 days, they can do so off of Patreon (i.e., on PayPal or Venmo).
If you are a patron, please refer to our refund request guide to help you with contacting your creator. If you are a creator, you can use our how-to guide for issuing a refund.
What if a creator refuses to issue a refund?
Patreon may offer refunds at our sole discretion, based on the circumstances.
To be eligible to receive a refund, patrons must contact Patreon within 10 days of the charge processing on their statement. Patrons will receive notice of whether the refund is denied, or approved and issued. Once a refund is issued, it can take up to 5-7 business days to process.
When does Patreon process payments?
The date and time that your payment processes depend on the billing schedule the creator has selected. Below are the billing dates and times you can expect for each of our billing options:
|Creator's billing schedule||Payment date and time|
|Subscription billing||Your renewal payment processes on your join date on UTC. Please note that you may be charged up to 24 hours beforehand due to time zone differences.|
|1st of the month (charge upfront)||Your renewal payment processes on the 1at of each month on PT for the month of access.|
|1st of the month (non-charge upfront)||Your renewal payment processes on the 1st of each month on PT for any access you had the previous month.|
|Per creation||You'll typically pay on the 1st of each month on PT for paid posts published the previous month. If you cancel your membership before the 1st of the month, we'll trigger your last payment process on that date.|
Want to learn more about what to expect depending on your creator’s billing schedule? Visit our guide, How Patreon billing works to learn more.