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Municipal Court
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The Allen Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all fine-only offenses that have been committed within the Allen city limits. These offenses include Class C misdemeanors, traffic offenses and city ordinance violations. The court collects fines, conducts trials by jury and judge and issues warrants of arrest. The municipal judge arraigns prisoners arrested within the city limits in all types of felony and misdemeanor violations and performs other magistrate duties.

Citations
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 online, 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.

Online Payment for Fines
Allen Municipal Court now offers online payment for citations through a third party vendor. This option is available under the Related Links menu on the Municipal Court web pages or through the City's main navigation menu under I Need To (Pay My Court Fine option).

By paying your ticket online, you are entering a no contest (Nolo Contendre) plea and waving your rights to a jury trial. Your violation will be recorded as a conviction and reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Warrant Information
If your citation is in warrant status, you must pay the full amount of the warrant either online, 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. There is a 3% processing fee added to the total amount when paid with a credit card.

Court Dates
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.

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.

Plea Information
A person has three options when charged with an act. These include:
  • No contest (nolo contender), which means you do not contest or dispute the charges filed against yo
  • Guilty, which means that you admit to the act for which you are charged
  • Not guilty, which means you deny guilt or that you have a good defense related to the charge

Please review additional information about these pleas and the legal implications related to each plea.

Court-Ordered Community Work
The Parks and Recreation Department offers community work through trash removal from parks and public facilities. No appointment is necessary. Go to the Court-Ordered Community Service entrance at the Service Center 30 minutes prior to the shifts at 6:30 a.m. or 3 p.m., seven days a week. Work is canceled if it is raining. The Service Center is located at 900 South Greenville Avenue.

Download the court-ordered community work information sheet for more information.

Contact Information
Municipal Court
Staff Directory
Municipal Court and Parks and Recreation Building
301 Century Parkway
Allen, Texas 75013

Phone: 214.509.4380
Fax: 214.509.4389

Hours:
Mon / Tue / Thu / Fri
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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