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NOTICE: The Municipal Court will close today 4/13/21 at 5:00 pm. We will re-open tomorrow at 7:30 am.

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Dallas Municipal Court encourages you to resolve your citations by using many of our contact-free methods.  Click on "Resolve Your Ticket" or "Virtual Hearings" to learn more. 

In-Person Requirements: CLICK HERE. 

Requisitos en persona: OPRIMA AQUI.

The Dallas Court & Detention Services Department is the Official Clerk of the Court of Record. The department is responsible for overseeing: Municipal Court administrative and clerical functions, the Dallas Marshal’s Office, the City Detention Center, building security, school crossing program, and the incarceration of City of Dallas prisoners at the Dallas County Lew Sterrett Justice Center Facility.​ ​​​

The Dallas Court & Detention Services Department provides administrative and clerical support for the Dallas Municipal Court System, which adjudicates Class C misdemeanors and fine-only offenses. The court provides options to resolve citations online, by phone, by mail, and in-person. Click the options below for more information.

Individuals who come to the Dallas Municipal Court will not be arrested. We do not have arresting officers at our location. If you see uniformed personnel, they are either there as bailiffs or called to appear in court.