Citations

Please be advised all court ordered fines, fees, and penalties must be paid in full on the day of court. This includes defensive driving, deferral, and dismissal fees. Failure to pay on the day of court may result in a warrant for your arrest.
Important Notice: No Extensions are Granted

You may pay the fine by check, cash, credit card, or money order payable to the City of Garland. If you are paying online or by telephone, you may use Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards.

Option #1 - Plead No Contest or Guilty and Pay the Fine

  1. In Person: You may appear at the Municipal Court Building at 1791 W. Avenue B between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.  If paying by credit card, a convenience fee of 3.5%/$3.50 minimum will be charged per transaction. 
  2. By Mail: All fine amounts are subject to change without notice. Payment on all citations are due in 12 days. After 12 days, an additional administrative fee will be added. Call 972-205-2330 to confirm your fine amount if you plan to pay by mail. Check the appropriate plea on the reverse side of your citation along with your check or money order for full payment, and a copy of a valid photo ID to:

    City of Garland
    Municipal Court
    1791 W Avenue B
    Garland, TX 75042
  3. Drop Box: You may drop a payment in the night drop box located to the right of the Court building and is available 24 hours a day 7 days per week.
  4. Request Driver Safety Course: You may request a driver safety course on moving traffic violations only, within 12 days of receiving the citation, with a valid Texas Driver's License, proof of insurance, and pay an administrative fee. You can not take this course if you have taken it within the last year to clear a ticket or if you have a commercial license.
  5. Driver Safety Course: If you have not participated in a driver safety course to satisfy a moving violation within the preceding twelve (12) months, you may request this option by mail by submitting the following two documents within 12 days of receiving the citation:
    1. Photocopy of a Valid Texas Driver's License
    2. Photocopy of Current Financial Responsibility (Insurance)

    If a person has exceeded the posted speed limit by 25 or more miles, they will not be eligible to request this program without judicial authorization; therefore, a court date must be requested for consideration into this program.

    Remit to: City of Garland
    Municipal Court
    1791 W. Avenue B
    Garland, TX 75042

    Or, bring your documentation "in person" to 1791 W. Avenue B, Garland, TX 75042.

    After receipt and acceptance of the documentation, a packet of instructions will be provided with instructions for completion of this program.

  6. Online Payment: You may pay your citation online. When paying with a credit card, a convenience fee of 3.5%/$3.50 minimum will be charged per transaction.  Certain Garland Municipal Court fines may be viewed and/or paid online through this Web page. This system will not accept payments for violations issued to juveniles, to minors charged with alcohol or tobacco related offenses, for partial payments, or payments of administrative fees for court programs such as Deferred Adjudication, DSC Fee's or Teen Court. This system will display only current cases. Cases previously paid, or otherwise disposed of, will not be shown.  

           You will need your Citation Number (Ticket).   Please click here to pay your citation online.

Option #2 - Plead Not Guilty and Request a Pre-trial Hearing

(You must complete a contact information card with your current information before a court date may be set.)

Request a court date within 12 calendar days of receiving a citation so as to plead not guilty and request a trial.

  1. In Person: You may appear at the Municipal Court Building at 1791 W. Avenue B between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
  2. By Mail: Check the appropriate plea on the reverse side of your copy of the citation. The court's office will mail you a pre-trial date. Mail your citation to:

    City of Garland
    Municipal Court
    1791 W. Avenue B
    Garland, TX 75042