Court & Detention Services


Request a Payment Plan

To choose this option you must be able to download the Contact Information form (Payment plan paperwork, is provided during the online setup) and upload the completed form with acceptable photo identification.

You must be at least 18 years of age to complete the application form with acceptable photo identification. Acceptable forms of identification (Defined Here)

Notice: By paying your citation online, you will be entering a plea of "Guilty" or "No Contest" and waiving your rights to a jury trial. Your citation will be recorded as a conviction and reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety

Payment plan Terms:

  1. Pay a 30% down payment. Remaining balance will be split between 3 monthly payments to satisfy the entire balance within 90 days.
  2. Alternate payment plan options may be available by coming into the Municipal Court.
  3. An additional $25 fee will be assessed on each citation if the full payment amount of the citation is not received within the first 30 days of the payment contract agreement.

Once the payment plan is approved, payments may be made online, by phone, by mail, or in-person.

Online is available 24/7, including weekends and holidays. You may pay by debit card or credit card. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

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*** When you sign up online to request a payment plan, please note that this is a REQUEST ONLY.  You are NOT approved until you have been contacted by phone from the Municipal Court’s Financial Services Unit to verify the application. You can expect to hear from the Municipal Court’s Financial Services Unit within 5 business days of completing the application. Spanish speaking representatives are available. (Agentes de Servicio que hablan español están disponibles para servirle.) ***

A convenience fee will be charged for each online transaction.  This fee covers the cost incurred by the City of Dallas to permit the offer of an online option for your convenience.  Individuals who wish to avoid this fee may handle their case in-person with the Municipal Court at 2014 Main St.

OR

Request a Payment Plan In-Person:

You may sign up in-person at the City of Dallas Municipal Court & Detention Services Office:

DallasMunicipal Court
2014 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75201

  1. Bring acceptable form of identification (Defined Here ) ,

  2. Bring any personal documentation including two (2) personal references** including name and contact phone numbers.

    **Personal documentation should include any government assistance, school attendance, banking information, monthly income and expenses paperwork. **

  3. Pay a 30% down payment. Remaining balance will be split between 3 monthly payments to satisfy the entire balance within 90 days.
     
  4. Alternate payment plan options may be available by coming into the Municipal Court.

  5. An additional $25 fee will be assessed on each citation if the full payment amount of the citation is not received within the first 30 days of the payment contract agreement.

Once the payment plan is approved, payments may be made online, by phone, by mail, or in-person.

To review citation(s), status, or balances (Click Here). Example: (C12123456)

You may pay by cash, debit card, credit card, check or money order. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. No credit card convenience fees are charged when paying in-person at the Municipal Court. Spanish speaking representatives are available. (Agentes de Servicio que hablan español están disponibles para servirle.)

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The City of Dallas Municipal Court does not have dedicated parking, nor free parking for the public. Paid parking options include: street metered parking, daily lots, and private garages.