Court: Resolve My Citation

Pay My Citation in Full

You can pay your municipal court fines, costs, and fees securely through the McKinney Municipal  Court Online Payment System

Note: A $2.50 convenience fee applies to online payments.

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  • Use of the online payment system to pay a fine will result in a conviction that may be reported to your driving record or to a criminal record.
  • Partial or late payments may not prevent a warrant for your arrest from being issued or additional charges from being filed.

If you are charged with Assault / Domestic Violence, are a juvenile, or a minor charged with possession of alcohol or tobacco, by law you must appear in-person in Court to enter your plea.

Accepted Forms of Payment

The court accepts cash, checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, Visa and MasterCard.

Pay in person or by mail at McKinney Municipal Court, 130 S. Chestnut St., McKinney, TX 75069

Options to Keep a Citation Off Your Record 


Alternatives to Full Payment

If you are unable to pay the full amount of your fine or costs, you may qualify for alternatives to full payment, including an installment payment plan, an extension of payment, or community service.

Payment Plans

You may request and be granted a payment plan under the following guidelines:

  1. Appear at the Court office in person to enter a plea of either Guilty or No Contest and written waiver of jury trial
  2. Complete a payment plan application
  3. Not be currently in default on a payment plan ordered by the Court

Payment plans will be processed in one of two ways:

Option 1: 30-Day Extension to Pay in Full
The defendant may be granted 30 days to pay their balance in full under the following conditions:

  1. The full balance of the fine, court costs and fees shall be paid within 30 days of the defendant's plea and extension request
  2. No additional extensions to pay the fine and court costs will be granted
  3. Failure to pay the balance within 30 days of conviction will result in a $15 one-time payment fee added to the balance of each pending case.

Option 2: Limited Time Payments
The defendant may pay their balance in installments under the following conditions:

  1. The defendant makes a minimum initial payment of $100
  2. The defendant will pay a $100 minimum per month until the balance is paid in full
  3. Payment plans under this section shall not run for more than 12 months. In the event a defendant alleges an inability to pay the balance in full within 12 months, the case shall be set for an Indigency Hearing, and the Court will determine the defendant's ability to pay.

Community Service & Indigency

Community service or indigent waiver may be available to satisfy certain citations. You must complete the necessary community service hours at a nonprofit organization within the City of McKinney unless otherwise approved by the Judge. If at any time you wish to pay the balance in full instead of completing the community service hours, you may do so.

To request Community Service or indigent consideration, you must complete an Affidavit of Indigency and appear in person at the court before the Judge. You will need to have with you:

  • Acceptable form of identification (ex. Driver's License, passport, or Government-issued ID card)
  • Personal documentation that will show the Judge your need for alternative payment methods such as community service. These documents could include:
    • Past two years of Federal Income Tax returns
    • Past three bank statements ( three most recent months)
    • Past three pay stubs
    • Proof of government financial assistance
    • Verification of disability or workers' compensation benefits, if applicable
    • Notice of unemployment insurance disposition and benefit amount, if applicable
    • Proof of enrollment in a secondary school.


Jail Credit

You may be entitled to credit toward fines and costs if you were confined in jail or prison on or after the date of your citation. Please notify the Court by email at [email protected].