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.

Warrants, Bonds & Holds


DPS / Omni (DL Hold):

The Texas Failure to Appear Website contains information on violators who have been reported by Texas cities and counties in accordance with Chapter 706 of the Texas Transportation Code. If you have been reported to the program, you will not be able to renew your Texas driver's license until the reported violation is resolved with the reporting court. (Click Here)                                                                                                                    

If you have questions about license suspensions or other driver license issues, you will need to contact the Department of Public Safety at (512) 424-2600 or Customer Service. (Click Here)                                                                                                                    

The hold is lifted within ten (10) business days of payment in full or completion of a program ordered by the Judge.

If you feel this information is incorrect, contact the City of Dallas Municipal Court Monday through Friday by live chat or (214) 670-0109. 

Scofflaw (Registration Hold):

What is Scofflaw? (Click Here)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

The hold is lifted within ten (10) business days of payment in full or completion of a program ordered by the Judge.

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