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Contact Information:

Tukwila Municipal Court
6200 Southcenter Blvd.
Tukwila, WA 98188

Jury Information Line: 206 433-7188
Phone: 206 433-1840
Fax: 206 433-7160

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Unified Payment (UP) Program

 

The Unified Payment (UP) Program is an opportunity for anyone owing money on a traffic related ticket in a participating court to have those tickets removed from collections and setup for an affordable monthly payment that is applied to the outstanding balances owed on those tickets.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  1. Employed
  2. Have a valid email account
  3. Cannot have an outstanding warrant in any of the participating courts (You are encouraged to contact a participating court to see if you have an outstanding warrant prior to applying for the UP Program).
  4. Must have an outstanding eligible ticket in at least one of the participating courts (Please visit the website for a list of participating courts).
  5. Able to consistently make at least the minimum monthly payment of $25.00.

What is the process for signing up for this program?

  1. Submit the online application and the non-refundable application fee of $35.00. This rate is available until December 31, 2020.   On January 1, 2021 the rate will increase to $75.00.   You can submit your online application at: www.upprogramwapayments.com
  2. In three days, check to see which court cases/tickets the courts have approved to be on the program.
  3. Make your first payment within 30 days of being approved for participation.
  4. Once courts receive notification that you made your first payment, they will remove the ticket from collections and notify Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) to remove any holds that were placed against your license based on the tickets that are approved to be on the UP Program.

For more information,   please contact 206-433-1840 or email Courts@tukwilawa.gov

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Question:   What is the Unified Payment Program?
The Unified Payment (UP) Program is an opportunity for anyone owing money on a traffic related ticket in a participating court to have those cases/tickets removed from collections and setup for an affordable monthly payment that is applied to the outstanding balances owed on those cases/tickets.

Question:   What is the required minimum payment?
Answer: A minimum monthly payment of $25 is required for this program.

Question:   Are there any fees for this program?
Answer: Yes.    The fees are:

  1. Non-refundable Application fee is $75. Due to the economic situation caused by the pandemic, the non-refundable application fee is reduced to $35.00 through December 31, 2020.
  2. $7.00 monthly service fee that is automatically deducted from your monthly payments
  3. $100 Re-entry fee if you fail to make your monthly payment and want to continue on the program.

Question:   How are the payments distributed to each ticket?
Answer: Payments are applied equally to each case/ticket on this program.

Question:   Who is eligible for this program?
Answer: Anyone with an outstanding fine in a court that is a part of the UP Program

Algona
Auburn
Bellevue
Black Diamond
Bothell
Burien
Carnation
Clyde Hill
Des Moines
Duvall
Enumclaw
Federal Way
Hunts Point
Issaquah
Kenmore
Kent
King County District Court
Kirkland
Lake Forest Park
Maple Valley
Medina
Mercer Island
New Castle
Normandy Park
North Bend
Pacific
Redmond
Renton
Sammamish
SeaTac
Seattle
Shoreline
Skykomish
Snoqualmie
Tukwila
Woodinville
Yarrow Point

Question:   What are the eligibility requirements?
Answer: You must be:

  1. Employed
  2. Have a valid email account
  3. Cannot have an outstanding warrant in any of the participating courts (You are encouraged to contact a participating court to see if you have an outstanding warrant prior to applying for the UP Program).
  4. Able to consistently make at least the minimum monthly payment of $25.00.

Question:   Can I pay with cash?
Answer: No.    You must have a debit or credit card or checking account to make your payments.

Question:   Can I setup automatic monthly payments?
Answer: Yes.    You can setup automatic payments using your debit or credit card, or by setting up an ACH using your checking account.

Question:   What is the process for signing up for this program?
Answer:

  1. Submit the online application and the non-refundable application fee.
  2. In three days, check to see which court cases/tickets the courts have approved to be on the program.
  3. Make your first payment within 30 days of being approved for participation
  4. Once courts receive notification that you made your first payment, they will remove the ticket from collections and notify Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) to remove any holds that were placed against your license based on the tickets that are approved to be on the UP Program.

Question:   What if I had an account with the previous payment agency, Linebarger?   Did my account automatically transfer over to the new payment agency (nCourt)?
Answer:   If you had an active account on March 1, 2020 with the previous payment agency (Linebarger), your account was transferred to the new payment agency (nCourt).   To verify the transfer of your UP account:

  • Go to the website: www.upprogramwapayments.com
  • Click the Returning User button
  • Enter your email address NOT user name   (should be the same email address you used with the previous payment agency (Linebarger)
  • Select Reset Password and enter a new password

If you do not have access to the system after following the steps above, your account was probably in default prior to March 1st , and you will need to submit an application as a New User.   If you believe this is incorrect, please call 206-433-1840 for assistance.

Question:   What if I have outstanding tickets in a court that is not participating in the UP Program?
Answer: You are encouraged to contact the court directly to see what options are available to you  to take care of the outstanding balance.    Many courts in this state have relicensing programs that you may meet the qualifications for participation.

Question:   What happens if I do not make my monthly payment?
Answer: Your account will be in default status, and the courts may assign your cases/tickets to a collection agency and notify DOL.    DOL may suspend your license for non-payment.

Question:   Where do I sign up?      

 

 


www.upprogramwapayments.com