Municipal Court

Operational Changes

In an effort to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, the City of McKinney has adopted the following measures to protect our customers and employees. 

Notice of Postponement

All in-person court proceedings have been postponed indefinitely. If you are scheduled for an appearance or trial before a judge or jury, contact us for alternatives by email at or call 972-547-7676.

We encourage the public to conduct business with the Court remotely whenever possible.

The Municipal Court facility is open with the following modifications:

  • Face Coverings will be required at all times. If the individual does not have a face mask or cloth face covering, a disposable face mask will be provided.
  • All visitors are subject to a temperature check prior to building entry.
  • Social Distancing - A limited number of people will be allowed inside the building at one time. Do not bring additional persons with you unless they are needed for physical assistance or language interpreting.

Court proceedings will continue to take place virtually.

Vulnerable Populations

  • Vulnerable individuals may receive reasonable accommodations to include resetting of scheduled hearings until after the pandemic has subsided or the ability to attend virtual court. 
  • Vulnerable individuals are considered to be those over the age of 65 or who have serious underlying health conditions such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity or asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy. 
  • Vulnerable individuals may contact the Court Clerk’s office by email or at 972-547-7676 to identify themselves and receive accommodations.

Note: Many times citations can be resolved without a court appearance. Customers are encouraged to handle pending cases remotely (mail, email or online).

How to conduct business remotely with the Municipal Court:

Virtual Court - This option allows defendants to dispose of cases via a video conference with the Judge using ZOOM on either your computer or smart device. Individuals may appear without an appointment during an Open Docket Session. 

For more information visit 

For any questions, or to be scheduled for a virtual court appearance, email

Online -

  • Enter written pleas for a citation or charge
  • Pay fines and citations using a credit or debit card. Visa, Mastercard or Discover are accepted.

Jurors - The City of McKinney Municipal Court has an online portal for jurors.

  • self acknowledge
  • claim an exemption
  • request a postponement

Email -

Requests made by email should include case or citation number, full name, date of birth, address including apartment or trailer number and telephone number.

  • Ask a question about your citation or charge
  • Enter written pleas for a citation or charge and pay fines
  • Apply for a payment plan or request additional time to pay
  • Request deferred disposition probation
  • Apply for a compliance dismissal
  • Submit documents
  • Request a driving safety course
  • Schedule a court appearance

Submitting Documents

All document submittals should include: case or citation number, full name, date of birth, address including apartment or trailer number and telephone number.

EmailSend an email:

Use the Dropbox:
Located to the left of the Municipal Court entrance; available 24/7
mailWrite to us:

Municipal Court

130 South Chestnut St.

McKinney, TX 75069

The City of McKinney Municipal Court is a Court of Record

As of  July 15, 2019, the City of McKinney municipal court is a court of record. This conversion affects all trial proceedings before the municipal court and all appeals from judgements. To find out more information about the conversion and your rights thereunder, view  Chapter 66 of the City of McKinney ordinances

Defendants must request any trial recordings.

Scam Alert! 

Residents are receiving calls from spoofed numbers impersonating the City of McKinney and the McKinney Police Department. 


These phone spoof scams try to trick you into thinking you’re getting a call from a legitimate employee. Take steps to protect yourself and your family. 


  • Ignore the call and let it go to voicemail. 
  • Hang up if the call sounds fishy.
  • If you are a victim of a scam, please file a report by calling 972-547-2700.
  • View a video about spoofing

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