How Do I Pay My Fines?

City of Great Falls Montana

Fines are due in full on the day of sentencing. If you cannot pay your fine in full, you must see the Judge to set up a payment plan. There are two different payment options available.

You can pay in person at the court window or mail in your payment. The court accepts Cash, Personal Checks*, Cashiers Checks, and Money Orders. Visa* or Mastercard* can only be used for payments in full.

  • Minimum payments are $50 per month
  • Payments must be received on or before the due date.
  • Please call (406) 771-1380  to verify if your citation can be paid without a court appearance.
  • Traffic Citations - Enclose yellow copy of citation and payment (Check, cashiers check or money order) and mail to Great Falls Municipal Court, PO Box 5021, Great Falls, MT 59403.
  • If you cannot afford to pay your fines, you may see the Judge during open court to setup a work project.
  • Partial payments are NOT accepted.


If you do not pay your fine according to your time pay agreement the court may:

  • Issue a warrant for your arrest
  • Request that the Montana Department of Motor Vehicle suspend your privilege to drive

*THE COURT DOES NOT ACCEPT CHECKS OR CARDS FOR PAST DUE FINES.*