Payment Options

Do you have active warrants?

If the payment is done outside of the court's regular hours, the warrant will be cleared on the next business day. You are still subject to arrest until the payment is received and processed by the municipal court.

A voluntary payment by mail, phone or online will result in a conviction and will be reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Payment also forfeits any right to request a driving safety class or deferred disposition for possible dismissal of your citation.

Please carefully consider all your options before paying a citation in full. For more information, go to How to Handle Your Ticket.

Municipal Court Payment Options

1.    Online

You can pay your municipal court fines, costs, and fees securely through our online system.  You must have the citation number, driver’s license number, date of birth, and/or vehicle plate number to use the service. You may only pay for the full amount due. Service fees will apply. I want to pay online now.

2.    Phone

To pay your citation by phone, call 1-800-444-1187.

Kindly have your citation number and Texas driver’s license number ready to speed up the transaction. A service representative will help you with the payment. Depending on the status of your case, you may pay in partial or in full. Phone payment is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Service fees will apply. 

A third-party partner runs this service and its representatives are not members of the municipal court staff. In some instances, payment may be denied depending on the status of your case. Any questions or concerns about your case other than payment will have to be addressed with a court clerk by calling 972-292-5555.

3.    In person

You can appear in person at the court clerk’s office and pay your fines and fees. We accept the following forms of payment:

  • Cash
  • Money order
  • Cashier’s check
  • Personal check (except for warrants)

What happens if your check is returned by the bank?

  • A $35 fee will be charged for all returned checks, regardless of the reason for return
  • Returned checks must be cleared at once.
  • Payment must be by cash, money order or cashier’s check.
  • Personal checks and credit cards will not be accepted.
  • The Municipal Court may issue a warrant of arrest if the matter is not resolved promptly.
  • Credit Card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express or Discover)
    • The person named on the card must be present at Municipal Court to use the card.
    • A transaction fee will be assessed for all credit card transactions. 
    • There are no fees for in person payments using Mastercard Debit and VISA Debit.

4.    Night Drop Box

You may submit documents, payments, and pleadings outside of the court's regular business hours using our night deposit box. You can find the drop box by the flagpole near the court's main entrance on 6865 Main Street.

The night deposit box is well lit and under video surveillance. However, customers are reminded to never deposit cash.