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

Cash with GovPayNet at a Retail Store:


Pay with CASH at one of nearly 27,000 trusted locations in the U.S., which include 7-Eleven and ACE Cash Express. Call 1-833-256-5997 first to receive the barcode needed to pay. Customer service representatives are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays and Spanish speaking representatives, are available. (Agentes de Servicio que hablan español están disponibles para servirle.) (You will not be able to pay without the barcode from GovPayNet.)  

Retail store payments have a Convenience Fee. 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.