Warrants

Municipal Court Warrants


There are two types of warrants that may be issued by the Municipal Court:

  • Alias warrants (arrest): issued for individuals who fail to appear to answer to the charges files against them.
  • Capias Pro-Fine: issued when an individual fails to comply with judgments and other court orders.


A warrant can be issued for your arrest when you:

  • Default on payment arrangements.
  • Do not appear for your court date.
  • Do not complete the Driver Safety Course requirements with cause.
  • Do not comply with the terms of your probation and the probation is revoked.
  • Do not pay a fine assessed by a judge.
  • Do not respond to your ticket within 20 working days.
  • Fail to comply with a community service order.


Fee

When a warrant is issued, an additional warrant fee of $50 will be assessed on each case.


Top

Outstanding Warrants


If you fail to dispose of your warrant, the City Marshals are responsible for actively pursuing individuals in warrant status; you may be subject to arrest at home, school, place of business or during a traffic stop.


All warrants are entered into a regional database system that enables all police officers to check for active warrants. Therefore, you may be arrested by a jurisdiction other then McKinney.


Defendants with warrants are encouraged to contact the City of McKinney Municipal Court as soon as possible.

  • Appear in person:
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Thursday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

McKinney Municipal Court
130 South Chestnut
McKinney, TX 75069

  • Call 972-547-7676
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Monday - Friday


Warrants remain active unless the fine is paid in full. In accordance with Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Art. 27.14(c), case payment will result in waiver of a jury trial and a finding of guilty, which may be reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety.


Payment online will result in a conviction on your driving record if you have not previously entered a plea.


Top

How to Clear Your Warrant


You may have the warrant cleared by one of the following:

  • If you have never appeared at court or failed to appear for a court date, you may post a cash bond to have the warrant removed and set a court date. Surety bonds will only be accepted upon approval of the judge. Please contact the court for the bond amount.
  • If you have been before the judge and judgment has been entered and a fine is assessed on your case, your only option is to pay the fine in full. No extensions or court dates will be given.
  • Paying the amount owed in person or online in the form of cash, money order, cashier check or credit card. No personal checks accepted on warrants.
  • Voluntary incarceration.

Top

City Marshals Office


City Marshals are licensed peace officers under state law and have full police powers throughout Collin County. They perform the law enforcement duties of the Municipal Court.

  • Arresting defendants in warrant status.
  • Transporting prisoners being held on McKinney Class C warrants.
  • Serving summons and subpoenas issued by the Municipal Court. 
  • Provide security support for court operations.
  • Maintain order in the court & ensure the safety of all courtroom participants.


Top