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.

Attorney & Prosecution


Identity Theft:


If you received a letter from a collection agency or the Court regarding past due citations and you feel this information is incorrect, you may provide the following information to the Court.  

  • Copy of the letter you received from the collection agency or the Court; 
  • Acceptable form of identification (Defined Here) (Social security cards and selfies (pictures) are NOT valid forms of identification);
  • Copy of the police identity theft report or proof showing this is not you;
  • Good contact number and address.

Deceased Defendants:


If you received a letter from a collection agency or the Court regarding past due citations and the person on the paperwork is deceased, you may provide the following information to the Court.

  • Copy of the letter you received from the collection agency or the Court; 
  • Copy of the death certificate or obituary;
  • Good contact number and address for the person providing the information. 

For either option, you may provide proof by mail and in-person at the Court. Live chat, phone, and, email are not valid options.


Mail:


Dallas Municipal Court 

2014 Main St. 

Dallas, TX 75201


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.


This process can take 4-6 weeks to process once the Court receives the paperwork. You can check to see if anything has been done on the case under Citation Search. (Click Here)


In-Person:


Dallas Municipal Court 

2014 Main St. 

Dallas, TX 75201


For hours of operation: (Click Here)