Step 1: Enter a Plea
- If you wish to plead GUILTY or NOLO CONTENDERE and not appear
in Court in person you may do so by completing a plea form and
paying the fine assessed online.
- OPTION 1:
Plea Form (Print and Submit)
*I understand that, by paying my citation online, I'm entering a
plea of Nolo Contendere (No Contest) and waive my right to a trial
by jury. This court will not accept payment from a third party
without a plea from the defendant.*
Step 2: Make a Payment
- Adult defendants Only: On-line payment are available only to
criminal defendants age 17 and over, for criminal offenses committed
after age 17.
*Payment constitutes a plea of Nolo Contendere ("No
Contest") [Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 27.14
(c): "In a misdemeanor case for which the maximum possible
punishment is by fine only, a payment of a fine or an amount
accepted by the court constitutes a finding of guilty in open
court as though a plea of nolo contendere had been entered by the
defendant and constitutes a waiver of a jury trial in writing."].
- We accept the full amount only.
- Call the Clerk of the
Court at 817-884-1395 for the exact amount to pay. Failure to do
this could result in your payment being returned
transactions will be posted the day after entry.
- If there
has been a warrant issued for your arrest, it will not be recalled
until the day after your payment is posted
- We accept credit
cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover)
- Money Orders (in person and by mail only)
Checks (in person and by mail only)
- Cash (exact amount in
- No personal or business checks accepted
Justice Court, Pct. 1 ONLY
- Click the link Justice Court, Pct. 1 ONLY to be redirected to
nCourt to make an online payment.
- Search by either a
combination of last name, date of birth, or citation number.
Alternatives To Payment of
Fines and Costs
Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 27.14(b)
*For Alternatives to Payment of Fines and Costs please contact
court at 817-884-1395
A defendant who is convicted of a criminal offense punishable by
fine only is entitled to alternative methods of satisfying the
judgment against them if they are unable to pay the fine or costs, in
whole or in part.
Those alternative methods include:
- A payment plan, allowing the defendant to make payments toward
the fine and costs in designated intervals. Note that if any amount
is paid more than 30 days after the judgment assessing the fine or
costs then a $15 time payment fee must be assessed.
- Disposition of the amount assessed by performing community
service. There are many options that meet the requirements of the
law for community service, see Art. 45.049 of the Code of Criminal
Procedure for full details. A defendant is entitled to a minimum of
$100 credit for every 8 hours of community service performed.
- If performing community service imposes an undue hardship, a
defendant who is indigent or who lacks sufficient resources to pay
is entitled to a waiver of the fine and costs, in whole or in