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.
Dallas Municipal Court
2014 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75201
The defendant must be in-person at the Court. The amount of the citation is also the amount of the cash bond. Check, credit card, and money orders are not allowed. You will receive a receipt and a copy of the bond, with the court date.
Dallas Marshal's Office
1600 Chestnut Street
Dallas, Texas 75226
**Cash bond(s) can be processed at the Dallas Marshal's Office 24 hours daily, seven (7) days a week including holidays if the defendant is in jail. ** The amount of the citation is also the amount of the cash bond. Check, credit card, and money orders are not allowed. You will receive a receipt and a copy of the bond, with the court date.
If arrested at another city or county for City of Dallas Municipal Court warrants, you may have posted a bond(s) to be released. You have ten (10) days from the day you are released to come into the Court and request something up on the citation(s).
The arresting city will forward the monies to the City of Dallas Municipal Court. This process takes about 30 to 45 days.
If you were arrested by a City of Dallas Marshal or police officer for a warrant issued by another city or county, you might have posted bonds to be released.
The City of Dallas Municipal Court will forward the monies posted for the bond to the appropriate city or county. This process takes about 30 to 45 days.
You are required to contact the city or county where your citation(s) were issued. Usually, you have ten (10) days from the date on the bond paperwork. The City of Dallas Municipal Court will not have information on citations with another city or county.
For bond(s) paid for another city or county, keep the paperwork from the City of Dallas Municipal Court with you. If inquiring about that bond, the Court will need that to assist you. The Municipal Court does not refund money for bond(s) posted for another city or county. Any monies refunded will be by the city or county where the citation was issued.
Surety bonds accepted from approved bail bond agencies. **Surety bond(s) can be processed at the Dallas Marshal's Office 24 hours daily, seven (7) days a week including holidays if the defendant is in jail. **
Bonds must include:
Bond (for each case);
Must be signed by the defendant;
Must be notarized;
Name, address and phone number of the person you are representing.
Surety Bond Barcode Judicial Order (Click Here)
For Surety Bond's enter the Citation number and print the pdf document.
Surety Bond's Paperwork (Click Here) Example: (C12-123456-12)
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To review citation(s), status, or balances (Click Here). Example: ( C12123456 Do not enter the dash) (Warrants will appear in red)