I Can't Pay My Ticket In Full

If you are unable to pay your ticket in full, the court will work with you to setup a payment plan with a minimum monthly payment of $50 for up to two years. If you are low income, you may be eligible for a monthly payment as low as $25 or request community service instead of paying. See below for additional information on options for low income individuals.

A $10 administrative fee is added to any payment plan that includes non-criminal obligations. (E.g. traffic/non-traffic/parking/traffic camera citations).

The court is accepting online applications for payment plans. Click below to apply.

Options for Low Income Individuals

If you are on government financial assistance, you may qualify for a lower monthly payment of $25 or you may request community service instead of paying the fine. Community service hours are credited at a rate equal to Seattle's minimum wage. Proof of public assistance is required. To request community service hours in lieu of payment, you will need to visit the court in person.

Examples of proof of government financial assistance:

  • Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Apple Health (Medicaid)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • General Assistance Unemployable (GAU)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • WIC Nutrition
  • Pregnant Women Assistance
  • Basic Food (award notice required - EBT cards are not accepted)

Contact Us

(206) 684-5600