Warrants

If you fail to appear for a citation issued to you, a warrant will be issued for your arrest, increasing court costs in your case.

This court is registered with Omni/Base Services of Texas.  This service provides the Texas Department of Public Safety with the names and driver’s license numbers of violators who have outstanding balances with our court.  Once your name and driver’s license is registered with Omni/Base Services of Texas, you will NOT be able to renew your driver’s license until the case has been closed.

Your options include:

  • Appear in court to speak with the Judge.  THIS COURT OFFERS A “SAFE HARBOR” TO TURN YOURSELF IN ON CLASS C WARRANTS ISSUED BY THIS COURT.  This court will not allow the arrest or jailing of any person with an outstanding arrest warrant who (1) voluntarily appears before a judge of this court at any of this court’s Initial Appearance dockets at 9:00 am on Monday or Thursday each week; and (2) makes a good faith effort to resolve the arrest warrant before it is executed (served on such person by a law enforcement official).  In other words, if you voluntarily appear you will not be arrested and you will be allowed to speak to a judge and make a good faith effort to resolve the arrest warrant before it is executed.  If the judge determines that you have made a good faith effort to resolve the arrest warrant, the judge will recall the warrant.  This option will not release any hold on renewal of your driver’s license.
  • Appear in the court Clerk’s office with cash, money order, or your personal Visa/MasterCard with proof of identification.  You should call first to verify the amount due.  No personal checks will be accepted.
  • Pay in full online, by mail or night deposit box with a money order or Cashier’s check.
  • If you do not want to appear at an Initial Appearance docket and would like to plead “Not Guilty” to the offense, you must post a cash bond in the amount assessed by the Judge.  Your case will be set on an upcoming Pre-Trial docket.  This option will clear the warrant and release any hold on renewal of your driver’s license for the warrant.
  • NOTE: payment will result in a conviction and will be reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Any questions regarding your warrant must be directed to the Municipal Court.