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



I understand that by paying the fine and costs online:

  • A disposition of guilty is entered on the case with a plea of guilty or no contest if you do not request deferred disposition or a driving safety course. 

  • Making a payment after court hours, on weekends and holidays, will not post in the system until the following business day. 

  • Verify payments made by calling 214-670-0109, or Citation Search. Please allow time for the amount to process. 

  • Failure to make arrangements by the due date may result in added fines, fees, and possible warrants for your arrest.

No online payments accepted for: 
  • Cash Bonds; 
  • Juvenile Cases;
  • Individuals in Custody.

Online options are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays. You may pay by debit or credit with a MasterCard or Visa. 

Online transactions have a Convenience Fee. This fee covers the cost incurred by the City of Dallas to offer an online option for your convenience. Individuals who wish to avoid this fee may handle their case by mail or in-person at the Municipal Court at 2014 Main St. or the Marshal's Office at 1600 Chestnut St.