To Pay by mail or by phone requires the following:
That you are pleading no contest to the charge. If you wish to plead not guilty, you must appear in person before the court to handle your citation(s). The payment of a fine will result in a conviction that may be reported to a driving record.
You may not pay by phone or mail if you are:
Requesting a Driving Safety Course, Deferred Disposition or Time Payment Arrangement*
Seeking a Compliance Dismissal of a violation for which a compliance dismissal is permitted by law*
* You may come in before your scheduled court date to request a Driving Safety Course, Deferred Disposition, Time Payment Arrangement or for a compliance dismissal.
You must appear for your court date if you are:
A person age 20 and under charged with an alcohol-related violation
A person age 17 and under charged with a tobacco-related violation
A person age 16 or younger charged with any violation
- Texas law requires that a person age 16 or younger appear with one or both parents in court
Contesting a charge (pleading not guilty)
NO WEAPONS ALLOWED IN THE COURTROOM - Texas Penal Code 46.03
Fines must be paid on or before the court date in order to avoid an additional charge of "Failure to Appear" and an arrest warrant being issued.
In Person: 4525 Elementary Drive, Southmayd Texas Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
By Mail: P.O. Box 88, Southmayd, TX 76268
By Phone: 903-868-9420 (We accept Visa and MasterCard)
If you plead Guilty, Nolo Contendere, or have been found Guilty and need to make arrangements to pay your fine, contact the court clerk for instructions.