Court & Detention Services

You have 21 days from when the citation was issued to appear. You may make your appearance online, by mail, by telephone, and in person. Live Chat and email do not satisfy an appearance. If you fail to make your appearance within the 21 days, you are subject to added fines, fees, and possible warrants for your arrest. Civil citations have 31 days to appear. If you are unsure which type of citation you received, you can contact the Court before the 21 days expires to verify.

Frequently Asked Questions & Forms

Applications & Forms:


For all request done by mail:

Do not send cash by mail. Send only a check, cashier's check or money order made payable to the "City of Dallas" through the mail. To ensure the correct citation is credited, print the citation number on the check or money order.


The Court uses the postmark date on the letter (stamped by the postal service) as the received date.  Mailing certified is recommended but is not required.

*** When you request by mail, please note this is a REQUEST ONLY.  The Court will provide a response by mail within 5-7 business days and will utilize the address listed on the Contact Information Form. (Some requests may take longer to process.)***

To review citation(s), status, or balances (Click Here). Example: (C12123456 Do not enter the dash) (Warrants will appear in red)

Contact Information  Form:

Form: (Click Here)

You may update your contact information by mail and in-person with picture identification.   Live Chat, phone, and email are not valid options.

Notify the Court in writing of any changes within ten (10) days of the change. If you do not provide an updated form, the assumed information is what is on the citation. Please write clearly to ensure that we update the correct information.

Deferred Disposition Application:

Application (For mail only): (Click Here)

For more information on Deferred Disposition: (Click Here)

Driving Safety Course (DSC):

Application (For mail only): (Click Here)

For all requirements regarding DSC: (Click Here)

Driving Record Request: (Click Here)

(Once you have been approved by the Court, you may go here to review how to get a driving record. Do not request the driving record before the Court has granted you DSC.) 

Common-Law Right of Access (Records Request):

The Municipal Court does not have access to arrest reports, accident reports, driving records, and police records.

Request Form: Request for Court Records

Records of past or current citation(s), can be reviewed online. Click on details once you enter the name and date of birth or the citation number. (Click Here)


If you need more information than what is online, fill out the above form and either mail it or bring it to the Court. Please write clearly to ensure that we provide the correct information. You may not request records by phone, email, fax, or live chat. Requests for paper records may have a cost associated with it. 

Copy fees: (Each side that has recorded information is considered a page.)

  • $1 for the 1st page and $1 for each page after for certified records.

Expunction Forms:

The following forms are provided for convenience only and are not intended as a substitute for independent legal analysis by an attorney. Persons are strongly encouraged to consult an attorney with any questions regarding their eligibility for relief under Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 55.01.

What you need to request an expunction:

  • Acceptable form of identification (Defined Here) (Social security cards and selfies (pictures) are NOT valid forms of identification);

  • Expunction petition (1 original & 5 copies of original) (Click Here);
  • Expunction order;
    • Original signature for an attorney (or pro-se) on the last page of the petition;
    • Verification page;
    • Original notary public stamp/seal on verification page;
    • Original signature of the petitioner, notary public, and attorney on verification page;
    • Current mailing address; 
    • Order granting expunction; and
    • Original proposed order only.

Juvenile expunctions - $30.00 fee (non-refundable & subject to change) (Click Here)

Adult expunctions - $100.00 fee (In some circumstances, this fee is refundable. Please check the statute or consult an attorney for refund eligibility. Subject to change) (Click Here)

Expunction Eligibility:

You may be eligible for an expunction of a class C misdemeanor offense if:

  • You were given deferred disposition, completed the probation, and the case dismissed;

  • Your case dismissed for another reason;

  • You were acquitted (found "Not Guilty") at trial;

  • Some cases will also require a specific waiting period to lapse before they are eligible for expunction;

  • You MUST file with the Dallas County District Court for expunctions on offenses that deal with identity theft.

If you feel your case qualifies for an expunction, you are strongly encouraged to consult an attorney about eligibility and the process for filing.

Mail or In-Person:


Dallas Municipal Court 

2014 Main St. 

Dallas, TX 75201-4406

For hours of operation: (Click Here)