Violations & Fines

Expired Vehicle Registration

If the violation is less than 60 days expired, you must present proof of correction within 20 working days from date of offense and the citation may be dismissed with a $20 dismissal fee.

A 20% penalty fee must be paid to the Department of Motor Vehicles at the time the registration is renewed. If this penalty is not paid, the Court cannot dismiss the citation. Proof of correction for receipt showing your vehicle passed the state inspection test must be presented to the Court.

If the vehicle registration was expired more than 60 days but less than six months, your citation cannot be dismissed. However, present proof of renewal to the Court within 20 working days from date of offense and the Judge may reduce the amount of the fine to Court costs only. Call the Court Clerk’s Office at 214.509.4380 to find out current Court cost amount.

Pending dismissal or reduction to court cost, the fine amounts are: 
  • Expired/No Motor Vehicle Registration: $131

Expired Driver’s License

Present proof of a renewed Driver's License within 20 working days from the date of the offense and the citation will be dismissed with a $20 dismissal fee. Proof of correction for an expired driver's license is the paper license, which indicates the date of renewal.

Pending dismissal, the fine amount is:
  • Expired Driver's License: $171

Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (No Insurance)

If you were covered by an insurance policy at the time the citation was issued, you may present proof to have your citation dismissed. Proof of insurance includes the following:
  • Name, address and telephone number of the insurer
  • Insurance policy number
  • Policy's effective and expiration date
  • Name and address of each insured party
  • Policy limits or a statement that coverage complies with the minimum amounts of liability insurance required
  • Make and model of each vehicle covered by the policy
If you were operating a vehicle other than your own, you must provide proof of insurance for that vehicle. The court will call your agent and verify proof of insurance before the citation will be dismissed. If the proof of insurance is not valid, you will be notified by mail or receive a court date to appear before the Judge.

Pending dismissal, the fine amount is:
  • Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (No insurance): $386

Other Violations

The following is a list of the most common offenses. Additional fees and fines may be added for violations not paid in a timely manner or go into warrant status. If your offense occurred in a construction zone while workers were present, please call the Municipal Court, 214.509.4380, to inquire as to the fine amount. Make all payments payable to the City of Allen.
Updated as of January 1, 2014.

Speeding Violations
In a School Zone $329
Up to 15 miles over $207
16 miles over $212
17 miles over $217
18 miles over $222
19 miles over $227
20 miles ove $232
21 miles over & higher $304

Traffic Violations
Ran Stop Sign $207
Ran Red Light / Disregarded Traffic Signal $207

Other Motor Vehicle Violations
Defective Equipment Violations $167
Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility (No insurance) $386
Expired / No Motor Vehicle Registration $131
No Driver’s License $271
Expired Driver’s License $171
Seat Belt Violation $154
Seal Belt Violation involving a child $207

Other Violations
Public Intoxication $381
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia                          $381
Animal Ordinance Violation $266
Disorderly Conduct $381
Theft less than $50 $381