Court & Detention Services


​Court & Detention Services

The Dallas Municipal Court Building reopens for in-person service effective June 8, 2020. If coming in-person, a face-covering/mask is required. Click the link for additional information for visitor requirements. CLICK HERE.  

El Edificio del Tribunal Municipal de Dallas reabre sus puertas para el servicio en persona a partir del 8 de junio del 2020. Si viene en persona, se requiere una máscara. Presione en el enlace para obtener información adicional sobre los requisitos de los visitantes.  OPRIMA AQUI.

Jury Service: 

The Dallas Municipal Court has canceled Jury Service through August 31, 2020.

El Tribunal Municipal ha cancelado el Servicio de Jurado hasta el 31 de agosto del 2020.


​Options for Citations over 21 ​​​​days​

​If your citation is older than 21 days from the date of receipt, and you have not taken action on it, you have the following options:

  1. If you would like to plea guilty or no contest and administer the ticket without going to court,
    your options include:
  2. ​​If you would like to plea not guilty, your options include:
    • Post a cash bond in the amount of the citation and receive a court date
    • Hire an attorney
  3. If you would like to plea guilty or no contest you have the option to go to the Proof or Plea (walk-in) court and request​:
      • ​​Pay the fine through a plea, (payment plans available upon request)
      • Request deferred disposition (probation)
      • Dismissal (compliance) proof (*see details below)
      • Request driver's safety course
      • Request community service or work release program
      • Submit time served proof
        ​* Show compliance or "proof" on the case by presenting a valid Texas driver's license, proof of insurance or financial responsibility, renewed or valid inspection sticker, or renewed or valid registration;

         

      The Proof or Plea hours are: 

      Walk-in court (proof or plea) is open and accessible to the public as a first come first served docket. Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and court opens at 8:30 a.m. There is a limited number of people that can be scheduled per docket. Once the morning docket is full, you can wait on the 1:00 p.m. docket or come back another day.  Once the afternoon docket is full, you can return another business day to sign up for the walk-in court (proof or plea). 


      Morning Open Court                                   Afternoon Open Court

      Monday:       8:30 am – 10:30 am            1:00 pm – 3:30 pm 

      Tuesday:      8:30 am – 10:30 am             1:00 pm – 3:30 pm & 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Wednesday: 8:30 am – 10:30 am          1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Thursday:     8:30 am – 10:30 am            1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Friday:          8:30 am – 10:30 am              Juveniles Only – 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Check the link for building closings or non-court days:  Location and Hours