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.

I understand that payment of fine and costs will result in a waiver of a jury trial. A finding of guilty may be reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety in accordance with the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Art. 27.14 (c). I also understand that I waive the right to receive discovery from the State, Art. 39.14.


Payment Options


By Mail:


Dallas Municipal Court 
2014 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75201-4406


Do not send cash by mail. Send only a check, cashier's check or money order made payable to the "City of Dallas" through the mail. To ensure the correct citation is credited, print the citation number on the check or money order. 

 

The Court uses the postmark date on the letter (stamped by the postal service) as the received date.  Mailing certified is recommended but is not required.  

 

In-Person at 2014 Main St:

 

Dallas Municipal Court 

2014 Main St.  

Dallas, TX 75201 


For hours of operation: (Click Here)


Pay with cash, debit card, credit card, check, or money order. Cards accepted are Visa and MasterCard. (No credit card fee when paying in-person at the Municipal Court.) Spanish speaking representatives are available. (Agentes de Servicio que hablan español están disponibles para servirle.)


The City of Dallas Municipal Court does not have free or dedicated parking for the public. Paid parking options include street metered parking, daily lots, and private garages.


In-Person at 1600 Chestnut St. (Detention Center):


Dallas Marshal's Office

1600 Chestnut St.

Dallas, TX 75226


This office only accepts full payments for:  

  • Citation(s) in a warrant status;

  • Citation(s) without a plea entered.

The Marshals Office is open 24/7, including weekends and holidays. Pay with cash, debit card, and credit card. Cards accepted are Visa and MasterCard. (No credit card fee when paying in-person at the Marshals Office.) Spanish speaking representatives are available. (Agentes de Servicio que hablan español están disponibles para servirle.)


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