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.

City of Dallas Marshals Office

Click on the link for information on the following:  

Location & Hours

Gary Lindsey, Assistant Director / City Marshal

The Dallas Marshal's Office and City Detention Center is a 24-Hour, 7-Day a Week Facility.

Location is at:

Dallas Marshal's Office
1600 Chestnut Street
Dallas, Texas 75226

Non-Emergency Calls: 214-670-0109 or 214-670-3999

If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call: 911

About the Marshals Office

The City of Dallas Marshal's Office performs the law enforcement responsibilities of The Municipal Court of Dallas. The Dallas Marshal's was first created in 1856. 

These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Cash and surety bond processing for defendants currently in custody 24/7;   

    • Civil process; 

    • Execution of class C arrest warrants; 

    • Illegal dumping enforcement;  

    • Operate the City Detention Center; 

    • Provide security for Dallas Municipal Court operations; 

    • Provides housing for persons arrested for public intoxication;  

    • Serving summons and subpoenas issued by the Dallas Municipal Court;  

    • Transporting prisoners being held on the City of Dallas class C warrants. 


Marshals Frequently Asked Questions


Can I pay in full at this location?

This office only accepts full payments for:  

    • Citation(s) in a warrant status;

    • Citation(s) without a plea entered. 

How can I pay without coming into the Courthouse or Detention Center?

How do I see if I have active warrants for the City of Dallas Municipal Court? 

(Click Here)

How do I post a cash bond for someone in jail?

(Click Here)

How do I report illegal dumping in-progress?

Call 9-1-1 

How do I report illegal dumping that is not in-progress?

Call 3-1-1 or (Click Here)

How do I request a Dallas Police records request?

Dallas Police Department website (Click Here)

How do I check for persons in Dallas County jail?

Dallas County Court's website (Click Here)

How do I request assistance after being contacted about an outstanding warrant?


How do I report a person with outstanding Dallas Municipal Court warrants?



How do I request a speaker for community events?


How do I make a compliment or a complaint?

Call 214.670.3041, send an email or write Professional Standards at 1600 Chestnut St., Dallas, TX 75226. 

Who do I contact about hiring information?



Annual Traffic Contact Date Report  

2016 Annual Traffic Contact Data Report - Dallas Marshal's Office.pdf (Need to update??)