Municipal Court

The Jacksonville City Court is the court in which the citations written by the Jacksonville Police Department are filed. The City Court of Jacksonville also receives charges files by the Jacksonville Independent School District for violations at school and for school attendance infractions. Persons receiving citations may contact the court for payment information. You may pay your ticket in one or several payments. If your payments take longer than thirty (30) days, the State of Texas imposes a $25 fee on each unpaid violation.

Fine Payments

Fines may be paid online. You must have your citation number and drivers license number available.

If you are unable to pay your fine because of financial problems, the Court has community service work available at the rate of $100 per eight hours worked.

Contesting a Ticket

If you feel you are not guilty of the charge on the citation, you may contest your ticket by requesting a trial by jury or before the court.

Standards of Conduct for City Court

  • Please remain quiet in the courtroom at all times.
  • Do not bring reading materials such as newspapers or magazines in the courtroom.
  • When addressing the Municipal Judge, stand a few feet back from his bench. Do not lean on the bench.
  • Do not bring food or drink in the courtroom.
  • No Smoking in the courtroom.
  • Avoid bringing small children to court. Parents will be asked to leave the courtroom with any children who become a distraction.
  • Remove your hat when entering the courtroom. Dress appropriately and do not wear any type of clothing which may have offensive words, slogans or pictures.
  • Be respectful at all times to all persons in the courtroom.