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.


Payment Options


Click on the link for information on the following:


The Dallas Municipal Court provides various options for you to pay for your citation. Read below for details on paying online, by phone, at a select retail store, by mail, and in-person. At the bottom of the page is a link for payment plans if you are unable to pay in full. 


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. 


Online 


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.


OR

Phone with GovPayNet


 


Pay by phone with a Debit Card or Credit Card. Cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Call 1-833-256-5997 to speak to a representative from GovPayNet. 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.) 


Phone 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. 


OR


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.


OR

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.  

 

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



OR


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.  


OR

 

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.)


OR 


Payment Plan Information (Click Here)


OR 


Parking & Red Light Violations (Click Here)