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.


Payment Options                  Programs                                   Citation & Docket Search

Online                                           Driver Safety Course (DSC)            Citation Search                    

By Phone                                      Deferred Disposition                         Docket Search

With Cash at a Retail Store          Compliance & Dismissal                      

By Mail & In-Person                        Community Service                              

Payment Plans                             Work Release                                        

Past Due Citations                       Time Served                            


FAQ & Forms                      Court Appearance                  Warrants, Bonds & Holds

How Much is My Fine?               Court FAQ                                     Warrant Info

Common-Law Right of Access   Virtual Hearings                            Cash Bonds

Applications & Forms                 Walk-In Court                                Surety Bonds

Frequently Asked Questions       Contest my Citation(s)                   License Holds

Pleas & Helpful Links                  Juvenile & Teen Court                  Registration Holds



Attorney & Prosecution         Civil Citations                          Jury Duty

Attorney Information                    About Civil Citations                      About Jury Services

Attorney Bond(s)                            Paying Civil Citation(s)                  Jury Duty FAQ

Prosecution                                     Civil FAQ                                                      Jury Handbook

Identity Theft                                 Contest Civil Citation(s)                       Jury Notices

Deceased Defendants                     Civil Virtual Hearings                                  Exemptions & Qualifications


Marshal & Detention Ctr        About the Court                     Self-Help                

Location & Hours                             Hours                                             Self-Represented Litigants

About the Marshals                          Mailing & Physical Address        Texas State law Library

Marshal & Detention FAQ              About the Dallas Court


Parking Citations                  School Crossing Guard            Building Security

Parking Citation                             School Crossing Guard                    Building Security