McKinney law enforcement agencies urge violators to pay now to avoid arrest

The City of McKinney is participating in a statewide warrant round-up and urges anyone with an outstanding warrant or citation to resolve it right a way to avoid arrest. The initiative in McKinney will primarily target active fine-only misdemeanor warrants, but any warrant could be served.

“We understand circumstances can be tough and want to work with individuals to resolve their warrants. If they come voluntarily to the courts, they can avoid arrest,” said City Marshal Tim Rich. “Individuals who do not come voluntarily will be sought and arrested at home, at work, at school or wherever they may be found.”

During the week of Feb. 20 – 24 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the McKinney Municipal Court will allow individuals with active fine-only misdemeanor warrants to appear voluntarily at the court to resolve their cases without threat of arrest. Anyone appearing in person during that time may make payment arrangements on cases with warrants. Those seeking to make payment arrangements must put a minimum of $100 down. Specific payment terms will be determined through an application and interview process.

More than 300 agencies across the State of Texas will be participating in the roundup efforts. Agencies participating in the McKinney roundup include: The McKinney City Marshal’s Office, the McKinney Municipal Court and the McKinney Citizens on Patrol.

To view a current list of outstanding warrants and to pay online, visit www.mckinneytexas.org/warrants. For more information on how to pay citations and avoid arrest, contact the McKinney Municipal Court at 972-547-7679, or appear in person Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Thursdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The McKinney Municipal Court is located at 130 S. Chestnut Street, McKinney, TX 75069.