Municipal Court Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Failure to Appear Warrant?
A telephone call does not constitute an appearance. Any requests for action on a case has to be made in person before the date you are to appear. Otherwise, you are in danger of receiving a Failure to Appear Warrant.
How can payment be made on my ticket?
- In Person:
- Personal checks, money orders, cash and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard & Discover) will be accepted at the Court Clerk’s Office window located at the address above. A service fee will be applied to credit card payments.
- By Mail:
- Payments by personal check or money order may be made by mailing to the address above.Please do not put cash in the mail. Payments sent by mail must be accompanied by a signed plea form (see back of ticket).
- By Telephone:
- Payments by credit card can be may 24-hour a day by calling 800.444.1187. A service fee will be applied to credit card payments.
- By Internet:
- Payments using a credit card can be may 24-hour a day online. A service fee will be applied to credit card payments. [click here]
What if I need to make payments?
If you desire payments, you will be required to fill out an application at the court clerk’s office on or before your court date. If you meet the qualifications, you will be given a payment plan. Please keep in mind that there is a $25.00 fee for each violation put on the payment plan if the fine is not paid within 30-days.
Where is my ticket filed?
Our court only processes cases originated with the City of Shoreacres.
Requirements for Defense Driving Course:
You are eligible to take the course for a moving violation if you have not taken the class in the last 12 months for dismissal of a traffic citation and do not have a commercial license. You will need to furnish a current proof of insurance, Texas Driver’s license and pay a $109.00 state and administration fee. You will be given 90 days to complete your course.
Please note that a plea form must accompany any request or disposition for any citation that is received if the fine and costs are mailed in prior to your initial court date. Proper attire and conduct in court is expected and enforced.