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Municipal Court Fines

Fines

The amount of fine the court assesses is determined only by the facts and circumstances of the case. Window fines have been determined and set by the Presiding Judge. The maximum fine for most municipal Court Traffic violations is $200; other State Law violations, including Penal Code violations may be up to $500; City Ordinance violations up to $500 and other City Ordinance violations can be up to $2,000 including Health and Sanitation Code violations.

State Fees

Courts are required by the laws of the State of Texas to collect court costs, fines, and fees.  The costs are different depending on the offense. These amounts are collected in addition to the above window fine. The state fees range from $86 for Parking, Penal and Ordinance charges and up to $119 for traffic violations. You may see the link below for a listing of fees per violation.  

If you go to trial, you may have to pay the costs of overtime paid to a peace officer spent testifying at trial.  If you request a jury trial, fees incurred to impanel a jury will be reimbursed to the court.  If a warrant is issued and served or processed by a peace officer, an additional $50 fee is assessed and an additional fee of $30 may be added to place a denial of the renewal of your driver's license or any other changes needed to be made.  If you do not pay the whole fine and costs within 30 day of the court's judgment, you must pay an additional mandated $25 time payment fee. Our court contracts with an outside Law Firm for collections, so 60 days after the issuance of a warrant a 30% collection fee will be added to the outstanding balance at that time.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The following fee schedules are amounts acceptable to be mailed to the judge, however, fines are set by the judge and are subject to change.

 

Schedule of Contingent Fines EFFECTIVE 9-1-19*    86th Legislative Update

 

Schedule of Contingent Fines PRIOR to 9-1-19*   85th Legislative Update

*PLEASE NOTE: Depending on the speed of your computer and Internet connection, this document may require additional time to download due to file size.

JUVENILES

All juveniles are required to appear in open court for all proceedings in their case(s). The parent of any juvenile charged in municipal court is required to be present in court with his or her child.

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