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If you are charged with an eligible moving violation, you may request leave to take a Driver’s Safety Course for the dismissal of your citation. However, you will lose that right if you do not appear in person, or provide written notice to the Court on or before your appearance date (the date in the lower section of your citation). If your appearance date passes without an appearance by you, either in person or in writing, the fine amount on your citation may increase for failure to appear.
You are required to pay the required state costs in full at the time of your request. Do not take the driver safety course until you have received permission from the court.
When making your request in person or by mail you will need to:
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If you would like to request a court date to either contest your citation or speak to the Judge about your options, you may either come in person to the court window during business hours and sign a Promise to Appear or put your request in writing and mail or email it to the court (address and email address of the court listed below). Written requests must include a good contact phone number and current mailing address.
102 E Main StreetPilot Point, Texas 76258
When your request has been processed, the Clerk will send you notice of your court date and time by mail. It is your responsibility to ensure that the Court has received your notification.
If you wish to enter a plea of No Contest or Guilty and pay the total balance of the fine on your citation, you have the following options:
1. Come in person to the court window at City Hall during business hours. The clerk can give you a plea sheet to complete and accept your payment.
2. Enter a plea by mail and send payment for the total balance. Payment should be remitted in the form of either a cashier’s check, money order, or personal check made out to the City of Pilot Point. You must submit a written plea for each violation on your citation. You can call the court to obtain information on your fine amounts. Pleas and payments can be mailed to the address below:
Municipal Court102 E Main StreetPilot Point, TX 76258
3. Enter a plea and make payment for the total balance through the court’s online payment portal. Click the link below:
If your plea and payment are not received by the court on or before your appearance date, additional fines and fees may be added to your balance. Additionally, failure to appear may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest. If you cannot pay your fine in full, the court may have options for you. Please contact the Clerk at 940-686-4707 if you have questions about making payment arrangements.
If you are unable to pay your fine in full, you may request a Payment Plan to pay the balance of your fine and court costs out over a set period of time. You must come in person to the court window during business hours with a government issued ID and complete all necessary paperwork. Payment Plans can be set up with payments due Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Semi-Monthly or Monthly and the Clerk will speak with you about how long you have to pay the balance in full. Please note that if you require more than 30 days to pay the balance in full, the state requires a time payment fee be added to your balance. The Clerk will let you know if your payment schedule will result in a time payment fee being added to your case and how much that fee will be.
Due to the time involved in completing the paperwork and setting up your payment plan, the Court requests that you arrive no later than 4:30 pm.
There are a number of offenses that can be dismissed however, some conditions apply. Please reference compliance dismissals or contact the Court at 940-686-4707 if you have any questions.
Please review the DSC and Deferred Info Chart which explains the difference between taking a Driver’s Safety course or requesting to take Deferred Disposition.
You may request to be placed on a Deferred Disposition if you would like to keep a violation from going on your driving record. If all requirements are met, the Court will consider the request and make the decision if it will be granted.
The Court will NOT grant Deferred Disposition if you:
Requirements for Deferred Disposition include:
The case will be dismissed as long as all requirements are met within the time frame set forth by the Judge. Deferred Disposition requirements are set by the Judge based on the Defendant’s age and offense.
To apply, either come in person to the court window during business hours and complete the form provided to you by the Clerk or mail the Deferred Application with a copy of your Drivers License and valid Insurance Card.
Learn more about municipal court payment options on the Pay Ticket or Fine page for more information and a link to the online payment option.