Ticket Quick Facts

When is my court date?


Currently, all court dates are by appointment only. 

Please contact the court by the answer date on the front of your citation
 to find out how to schedule your initial appearance, or you can request a court date using our online request form: https://www.cowtx.org/FormCenter/Court-29/Court-Hearing-Request-Form-for-violation-174.

What would happen if I failed to appear on my answer date?


If you fail to appear for the original scheduled answer date, a late fine in the amount of $50.00 will be added to each violation and you will be required to schedule a court date within a specified time frame to be eligible for any options or a warrant for your arrest may be issued.

Can minors appear in court without a parent?


Persons 16 and under must appear before the Judge with a parent or legal guardian for any Class "C" Misdemeanor. Any parent or legal guardian who fails to appear in court with their child may be issued a citation for failure to appear.

Can I request a continuance?


To request a continuance, you can complete your request in person, in writing and mailed to the court, or online .  You can not reschedule a previously rescheduled hearing, or if you case is currently in warrant status you must contact the Court Staff to get your options. 

Am I eligible for Deferred Disposition?


To be eligible for Deferred Disposition, you cannot have received Deferred Disposition or taken a Driver Safety Course in the past twelve months and be over the age of 25. Persons with a Commercial Driver's License are not eligible for Deferred Disposition. If you qualify, you may make your request either by mail or by personally appearing in the Municipal Court Office prior to your court date. Please contact the court office to see if you qualify and/or for specific mailing instructions at 817.514.5715.

Can I request to take a driver safety course?


To request a driver safety course, you cannot have completed a driver safety course within the past 12 months or possess a Commercial Driver's License. You may make your request by personally appearing in the Court Office prior to your court date. If you wish to mail in your request, please call 817. 514.5715, for specific mailing instructions.

A certified copy of your driver's record from the Texas Department of Public Safety must be submitted with your completion certificate.

Texas Department of Public Safety
512.424.2176

Can I get my citation dismissed?


Some citations may be dismissed if taken care of by your original court date. Too see all eligible compliance dismissals, click here.

If you received a citation for Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility and you had insurance coverage on the date and time the citation was issued you may email your proof to the court. It is your responsibility to follow up with the court to make sure that the proof was received and that the court was able to verify your proof and failure to follow up may result in a warrant for your arrest.