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.

City of Dallas Marshal & Detention Center

Marshal & Detention Center 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 a person(s) in the Dallas Detention Center?

Call 214-670-0109 option #2

How do I check for a person(s) in the 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?