Warrant Information

The court may issue a warrant when:

  • you fail to appear
  • you fail to comply with an Order of the Court
  • you do not complete a payment plan or fail to make payments as promised

Failure to Appear:  if you fail to appear on or before the date listed at the bottom of your citation or on a scheduled court date and time, a violation of Failure to Appear may be filed against you. In addition the court may:

  1. Issue a warrant for your arrest.
  2. Add a $50 court cost for processing the warrant per violation.
  3. A hold may be placed with DPS to prevent the issuance/renewal of your driver's license as well as an additional $10 court cost.
  4. Forward your case(s) to a collection agency which will increase your outstanding balance by 30% per violation.

Failure to meet an order of the Court:  If you have appeared before a judge and agreed to a payment plan or extension of time to pay, community service, or other judicial orders, you must complete these orders or a warrant for your arrest may be issued.

Resolving a Warrant:  Your warrant may be canceled by pleading "no contest" or "guilty" to the violation(s) and making payment for the fine(s) and any additional court costs.

In person: Payment must be made in the form of cash, cashier's check, money order or by visa, master card, and discover with an additional 5% processing fee.


Online Payments: You may pay your warrant on the internet by using the court's online payment site(opens external link in new window).

If you wish to plead not guilty to a violation or desire a court date after a warrant of arrest has been issued, you may post a Cash Bond or Surety Bond to obtain a court date.

Capias Pro Fine Warrants will not be allowed to post a bond!

Cash Bond: A cash bond is usually equal to the amount of the fine. This money must be paid at the time your posting bond and a receipt will be issued with notice of your new court date and time.

Surety Bond: A local bondsman or a lawyer usually provides this bond. The surety may give a bond for your release. In this situation, you will receive a copy of the surety bond which will indicate a court date and time.

To find out whether or not you may have a warrant issued for your arrest you may visit our court records online site(opens external link in new window) and search for your cases, visit Texas Failure to Appear(opens external link in new window), or contact the court at (713) 466-2124.