How to Pay a Ticket

Defendants are encouraged to pay tickets on line at CitePay (linked below). ALL defendants who have charges that are eligible and pay online will receive six months deferred sentences.  There are charges that will still require personal appearance: DUI, Partner Family Member Assault, Stalking, Violation of Protective Order/No Contact Order, Sexual Assault,  Assault, Privacy in Communications, Indecent Exposure, and Surreptitious Visual Observation, among others.

DO YOU NEED TO MAKE PAYMENT TO THE COURT?

You can go online to: https://www.citepayusa.com.

You will need your citation number or case/cause number and your date of birth.

  • PLEASE NOTE: If you are appearing on a new traffic citation please remember that you may be able to appear on the charge on CITEPAY. The court will not longer require a personal appearance to obtain a deferred imposition of sentence on traffic citations paid on CITEPAY. All citations handled via CITEPAY will receive a 6 month deferred imposition of sentence. A deferred sentence means that in 6 months if you have not had any other tickets and everything is paid in full the charge(s) will be dismissed.

You can mail payment to: Missoula Municipal Court at 435 Ryman St., Missoula, MT 59802.

Please include your name and date of birth and, if known, case/cause number.

You can drop payment off at: Missoula Municipal Court drop box located to the left of the main doors of the Court.

There are envelopes provided for the drop box.

Please include your name and date of birth and, if know, case/cause number.

You may also make payments at the counter. 

Overview

Fines are due in full on the day of sentencing, unless a payment agreement is ordered by the Judge. We accept cash, check, money order, cashier’s check, Mastercard, and Visa. 

Payment Options

  • Payments must be received on or before the due date.
  • Some tickets may be paid online at CitePay, without appearing in court. In order for CitePay to find you ticket you will need to enter your citation number starting with the numbers "081" that precede the letters "C" or "D". 
  • We no longer accept credit card payments over the phone but can process Visa or MasterCard debit or credit cards at the counter.

If you have a Parking ticket, please visit the Missoula Parking Commission.