Decatur Municipal Court of Record

municipal court of record

Mission


The mission of the Municipal Court of Record of the City of Decatur is to administer fair and impartial justice as the judicial branch of the Decatur municipal government. The court strives to provide prompt, courteous, and thorough service while maintaining ethical processing, promoting confidence, and efficiency. All matters within the court are processed in the most efficient and timely manner possible.


Responsibilities & Services 


The Municipal Court of Record of the City of Decatur has jurisdiction over Class C misdemeanors issued by Texas state peace officers, code enforcement officers, and the city's fire marshal. Examples of Class C misdemeanors include speeding, disorderly conduct, disruption of class, minor in possession of tobacco, minor in possession of alcohol, animal at large, and other similar offenses.


Disclaimer
All information provided on these pages is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. For legal advice you will need to consult with an attorney licensed with the State of Texas.

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Payment Information

Payments shall be made by personal check, cashier's check, money order, cash, or credit/debit card. Do not mail cash. Credit card payments can be made in person, online, or by calling 1-800-444-1187 (trafficpayment.com, fees will apply). Your ticket balance can be obtained by CLICKING HERETo access your personal records you will need to enter your citation number and date of birth EXACTLY as it appears on your citation (this site is case sensitive).You can also call 940-393-0220.

All citations are given a due date/appearance date. You must notify the court of your intentions on or before the given due date/appearance date. In accordance with Texas State and Criminal Traffic Laws, if the due date/appearance date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or city holiday, you will be given until the following business day to submit payment or intentions.

Failure to Respond

Failure to respond and answer citations as required by law may result in any one or several of the following:

  • The issuance of a warrant of arrest at an additional fee.
  • Referral of the unpaid fine to a collection agency and additional fees.
  • Denial of renewal of your driver's license by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and additional fees.