Allen Municipal Court
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ALL PAYMENTS ARE FINAL
Individuals receiving citations must respond to the court within 20 working days from the issuing date of the violation. Please allow three business days for the court to receive a case. Appearance can be by counsel, mail or by the person to whom the citation was issued. Payments can be made on-line by selecting “Ticket Search” from this web-site, at the Municipal Court Clerk’s window, or a 24-hour drop box is located in front of the City Hall building in the median where the flag poles are located. The drop box has "court payments" written on the outside of it. There is a 3% processing fee added to the total amount when paid with a credit card.
If your citation is in warrant status, you must pay the full amount of the warrant either on-line by selecting “Ticket Search” from this web-site, there is a 3% processing fee added to the total amount, at the Municipal Court Clerk’s window, or by dropping a money order in the 24-hour drop box located in front of the City Hall building in the median where the flag poles are located. Warrants are not cleared until the full payment is received. Personal checks will not be accepted for payment of a warrant.
Court dates can be scheduled in person at the Municipal Court window or by mail. A mailed request must include the following: name, mailing address, ticket number and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Court dates are not scheduled by phone. To reschedule a missed court date, the judge may require a cash bond to be posted. To reschedule a court date, the Judge may require a cash bond to be posted.
Please note: Hats, caps, shorts, cutoffs, T-shirts and tank tops are not permitted in the courtroom. Also, all cell phones and pagers must be turned off during court proceedings.
A person has three options when charged with an act. These include:
A REQUEST FOR DEFERRED DISPOSITION OR DRIVING SAFETY COURSE MAY NOT BE PROCESSED OR PAID FOR ON-LINE, EVEN IF YOU HAVE BEEN GRANTED AN EXTENSION BY THE COURT.
ALSO YOU MAY NOT PAY FOR YOUR CITATION ON-LINE THAN REQUEST DEFERRED DISPOSITION OR DRIVING SAFETY COURSE FROM THE COURT.
IF YOU ARE MAKING A PAYMENT ON A PAYMENT PLAN YOU MUST SELECT PLAN PAYMENT AND YOU MUST ENTER THE MINIMUM AMOUNT DUE OF YOUR MONTHLY PAYMENT.
IF YOU ARE A JUVENILE (AGE 16 OR UNDER) YOU MUST APPEAR IN OPEN COURT, THEREFORE YOU MAY NOT PAY YOUR TICKET ON-LINE.
IF YOU ARE A MINOR (AGE 17 TO 20) AND RECEIVED AN ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO CHARGE YOU MUST APPEAR IN OPEN COURT, THEREFORE YOU MAY NOT PAY YOUR TICKET ON-LINE.
ON-LINE PAYMENTS MADE AFTER 4:00 p.m. AND ON WEEKENDS WILL NOT POST UNTIL THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY. THEREFORE IF YOU HAVE AN OUTSTANDING WARRANT IT WILL REMAIN ACTIVE UNTIL THE PAYMENT IS POSTED.