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 $15 fee on each unpaid violation ($25 for citations received thru Jan. 1st 2020).

Fine Payments

Fines may be paid in three ways, you must have your citation number and drivers license number available:

  • Call Jacksonville Municipal Court at (877) 520-8735. 
  • Visit the Court at 315 S. Ragsdale St. during business hours (Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm).
  • Traffic citations may be paid at the link below:
  • If you are unable to pay your fine because of financial problems the Court may offer community service. You can also request an Indigent hearing. 
  • Those under 17 may not come to the court and pay their fines until they receive a letter from the court along with a court date. Parents or guardian must be present with the juvenile in court.

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.
  • Please keep your cell phone off 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 at the podium, do not approach the bench unless given permission by the judge.
  • 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.