Municipal Court is located inside city hall at 1807 North Main, this is also known as Highway 380.  Office hours are from 8:30-11:30am, Monday through Friday.   

As the Municipal Court Judge I invite you to look at the information on this website and if you have further questions, please contact me at the number as stated. PLEASE note my office hours above.

Our court is generally known as a friendly and cooperative court that upholds decisions made by the local and state entities.

I am available to discuss with you any questions you might have.  Whether or not you are able to pay your fine, please contact me prior to the 12th day, ignoring the citation will not make it go away.

Stephen McKay
Municipal Court Judge



Stephen McKay
Municipal Court Judge
OFFICE HOURS
8:30-11:30AM 
MONDAY-FRIDAY
806-561-4284

MAILING:
PO BOX 300
Tahoka, Texas  79373
PHYSICAL:
1807 North Main Street
Phone  806.561.4284   
Fax  806.561.4444
EMAIL
tahokacourt@poka.com
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*DEFERRED DISPOSITION OPTION*

Deferred Disposition for traffic violations allows  you to pay a fee of $230.00 or at Judge McKay's discretion due to rate  of speed.   PAYMENT is due for this option within 12 days of the date of the citation.  Then, no further action will be taken for ninety (90) days, if you DO NOT receive another citation (within the sate of Texas) during this time, the violation will be dismissed. 

*DRIVER’S SAFETY COURSE OPTION*

You MUST be a Texas Driver’s license holder & not be currently enrolled in or have taken a Driver’s Safety Course within the last 12 months.  It is not allowed for speeds of 25 MPH over the limit or more.

A fee of $120.00 must be mailed to the Court along with  this signed affidavit, immediately. DO NOT PAY THE AMOUNT DUE FOR THE SPEEDING TICKET, send only $120.00 to the court for courts costs.

You have 90 days, from the date of the citation, to complete the course.  You MUST mail the court the original completed certificate from your class along with a certified copy of your driving record from the 
Department of Public Safety. 

              CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO DPS TO GET YOUR DRIVING RECORD    
SIMPLE ANSWERS TO OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 
Please scroll down for fine amounts and options

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO PAY THE CITATION?  You have 12 days from the DATE of your citation. Funds are to be paid by 5pm on the 12th day.  

WHEN DO I NEED TO CALL THE JUDGE?   1) To discuss a dispute.  2)To make payment arrangements.  3)To sit your citation out in jail.  3) Questions regarding the citation in general.  Judge McKay handles all these matters.

WHEN DO I NOT NEED TO CALL THE JUDGE?  The judge does not handle any matters regarding complaints about a police officers, that is a police department matter. 

WHAT IS DEFERRED DISPOSITION?  This is an option to pay a flat rate and be on probation 90 days from the date of your citation.  The citation will not show on your driving record unless you get another citation within the 90 day probation period.  This tends to be the more popular choice.  The fee is a flat fee which means you do not pay the ticket, you do not take a driver's safety class.  Currently the fee is $230 or at the judge's discretion due to rate of speed. Contact Judge McKay if you are CDL license holder.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I CAN HAVE DEFERRED DISPOSITION OR DEFENSIVE DRIVING?  The State of Texas  will not allow an individual to have more than one each defensive driving per year nor if the individual has a CDL license.

I WANT TO TAKE DEFENSIVE DRIVING; DOES THE FEE I PAID THE COURT COVER MY CLASS? No. You are responsible for finding and paying for the class as well as the fee from TxDPS to obtain your driving record.  

                           Click here for:    DPS LINK FOR DRIVING RECORD FORM 

I TOOK DEFENSIVE DRIVING AND MY CERTIFICATE/DRIVING RECORD HAS NOT ARRIVED AND MY 90 DAYS ARE UP, WHAT DO I DO?   Send a copy of the receipt you received at the time you took the class. This may be faxed as well. You may also call Judge McKay to let him know the status of your course.

WHERE DO I FIND A DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS?  Many take the class via the Internet.  You can rent videos.  You may find a class in the yellow page listings, as well.

I LIVE IN ANOTHER AREA OF THE STATE, DO I HAVE TO COME BACK TO TAHOKA FOR A DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS? No.  Only Texas residents may take the class, therefore any class taught in the State of Texas is accepted.

WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS IF THE COURT DOES NOT TAKE PERSONAL CHECKS?   We accept Visa/MasterCard debit and credit cards during Municipal Court regular office hours.    


IS A PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE? WHOM DO I CONTACT TO INQUIRE OF A PAYMENT PLAN? 

                         Judge McKay is the only one that authorizes payment plans.

*Do not make a partial payment online unless you have spoken with Judge McKay first.  If you choose to pay online, please include your citation or driver's license number.  Please note whether you are paying for deferred adjudication or defensive driving.



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