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    The procedural steps to enter a payment plan are:

    Step 1: Click Here to Review Standing Order for Payment Plan Options

    The payment plan schedule put into place in September 2017 has been modified as of July 21, 2022. THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, this new payment plan schedule shall become effective immediately under Standing Order 2022-0001. This order pertains to any defendant entering a plea of guilty/nolo contendere/no contest either in person or by 1st class mail with a request to the court for an extension to pay. Upon completion and verification of the required application pursuant to Code of Criminal Procedure 103.0033 and Texas Administrative Code Title 1 Part 175A, the guidelines for a pay schedule shall be as follows:

    Upon Approval, the defendant shall make an initial payment of 20 percent or $50 (whichever is greater) to have an extension or payment plan established. Defendants that have a Capias Pro Fine issued must pay in full unless otherwise approved by the Judge. Payments can be taken via cash, cashier's check, money orders, and credit cards Only.

    (1)  Payment plans requiring more time than prescribed above MUST have approval by the Judge.

    (2)  A defendant who is already set up on a payment plan or has been given an extension to pay and is unable to make the required payment may have a modification to the payment plan or be granted additional time to make a payment not to exceed 10 days (Note: a modification to the payment plan does not change the original pay schedule).

    (3)  No extension to make a payment shall be granted over the telephone.

    (4)  A $15.00 Time Payment fee will be assessed if the entire fine and costs are not paid before the 31st day from Judgment in accordance with Section 133.103 Texas Local Government Code

         OPTION 1

           AMOUNT DUE:

         TIME ALLOWED:

       $99 OR LESS

    30 DAYS

       $100- $299

    1 – 3 MONTHS

       $300 - $499

    4 – 5 MONTHS

       $500 – OR MORE

    6 MONTHS

         OPTION 2

    A monthly payment of $50 or 20 percent (whichever is greater) is due on the 30th of each month to satisfy the fine and court costs.

         OPTION 3

    Pay in full within 30 days

    Step 2: Fill out the Payment Plan Application with Defendant’s Plea of Nolo/Guilty Via Adobe Fill and Sign

    Step 3: Once the Court receives all required documents, the defendant will be contacted with online instructions on making a down payment. If you have questions about your case, don't hesitate to contact the Court at 817-884-1395 or by email at JP1Court@tarrantcountytx.gov.

    Alternatives To Payment of Fines and Costs

    Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 27.14(b)

    A defendant convicted of a criminal offense punishable by a fine only is entitled to alternative methods of satisfying the Judgment against them if they cannot pay the fine or costs, in whole or in part. For further information about alternatives to payment of Fines and Costs, don't hesitate to contact the Court at 817-884-1395 or by email at JP1Court@tarrantcountytx.gov.

    Those alternative methods include:

    1.   A payment plan allows the defendant to make payments toward the fine and costs in designated intervals. 

    Notice: If any amount is paid more than 30 days after the Judgment assessing the fine or costs, a $ 15-time payment fee must be assessed.

    2.   Disposition of the amount assessed by performing community service.

    (1) A defendant is entitled to a minimum of $100 credit for every 8 hours of community service performed.

    (2) If performing community service imposes an undue hardship, an indigent defendant who lacks sufficient resources to pay is entitled to a waiver of the fine and costs, in whole or in part.

    Notice: Many options meet the requirements of the law for community service; see Art. 45.049 of the Code of Criminal Procedure for full details.


    Disclaimer: The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.

    Accessibility Notice: Due to the complexity of the preceding documents, these documents are scanned images. If you require assistance in accessing the information, please contact Justice Court One at 817-884-1395.

    This page was last modified on November 09, 2022

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