There are some violations that are entitled to compliance dismissals. In order to request a dismissal, you must appear in person (or by mail) within 20 business days from the date you were cited. You will be required to provide documentation to the court in order for the request to be processed. Some violations require dismissal fees, please see below for specifics. If you do not see your violation below, please contact the court at (817) 748-8188 for more information.
Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility - fine is $372
If you were cited for not having insurance and you did have a valid insurance policy that was active on the time you were cited, the citation can be dismissed with no fee. Please provide a copy of proof of coverage to the court. Please note: all insurance policies submitted for dismissal will be verified directly through the insurance provider.
Expired Vehicle Registration - fine is $181
A dismissal for this violation requires the following steps: 1) Go to a Tax Assessor Office (with current vehicle inspection and valid insurance) & inform the Tax Assessor Clerk you received a citation for expired registration. 2) Renew your expired tags and pay a late penalty fee to the Tax Assessor. 3) Provide the Municipal Court an itemized copy of your registration receipt showing the late penalty fee paid and a $20 dismissal fee.
Expired Operator's License - fine is $225
Renew your driver's license and provide proof of renewal to the Municipal Court. This citation may be dismissed for a $20 dismissal fee.