Payment Plan Application

Seattle Municipal Court allows people to pay fines and fees over time in monthly payment plans. Standard payment plans are at least $50 monthly, usually for up to two years.
If you are receiving or are eligible to receive government financial assistance, you may be able to get a monthly payment plan as low as $25 a month.
The court accepts online applications for payment plans. To apply, complete the form below. There is a $4 administrative fee to set up any payment plan that includes non-criminal obligations. (For example, traffic, non-traffic, parking, traffic camera tickets). 
If your payment plan request is approved, we will email or mail a copy of the plan agreement, which includes a payment schedule. Your first payment will be due 30 days from the agreement date. 
If you want us to contact you by email, please make sure you add an email in the form below. If your request is not approved, we will contact you to tell you why and discuss your options.
Common reasons a payment plan request may be denied:

  • The case/ticket was on a previous plan that you failed to complete.
  • The monthly amount you asked for would exceed the two-year limit of payment plans.
  • The case/ticket is in collections.

You can go here to learn how to look up tickets or cases or call Customer Service at (206) 684-5600 and ask for help locating your court obligations. Language assistance is available.
** If requesting payments less than $50, you must provide proof that you are receiving government financial assistance. Please email a photo or scan of your proof of government financial assistance to Include your full name and the date you submitted your payment plan application in the email.

If you do not hear from the court about the status of your payment plan application within 7 days, please contact us at (206) 684-5600.

Municipal Court

Address: 600 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO BOX 34987, Seattle, WA, 98124-4987
Phone: (206) 684-5600

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