How to Handle Your Ticket

COURT CLOSURES
Municipal Court Clerk Office is located in City Hall and observes the same CLOSURES and HOLIDAYS as City Hall.

Please allow up to 3 BUSINESS DAYS for the court to receive your ticket before contacting the court and/or submitting request(s) online.  Clerks cannot assist you with your ticket before it is filed with the court.

Once your ticket is filed, any and all communication must come from the defendant or an attorney representing the defendant.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
  • Juveniles (Age 16 & Under) - All Offenses
  • Minors (Under Age 21) - Alcohol Offenses, Minor Public Intoxication, and Minor Driving Under the Influence
  • Assault-Family Violence (Age 17+) - Fingerprints required.  Contact the court clerk for information.
The court date listed on the ticket for Juveniles (Age 16 & U), Minors (U21) Alcohol, PI, DUI, and all Assault-FV does not apply.  The court date for you to appear will be mailed/emailed to the address on file with the court.  
CLICK HERE  to update Email Address/Contact Information.   

PLEA OFFER
Due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis, the Court may waive a required appearance for certain violations provided the Prosecutor and the Defendant have reached an agreement.  Any Prosecutor's Plea Offer will be mailed/emailed to the address on file with the court.

Can I handle my ticket without going to court?  


In most cases, yes.  Online options are available for most requests to the court.  Refer to the following information.         â€‹

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Can my ticket be dismissed? 


If your ticket does not qualify for a dismissal, review the plea information and determine your plea. 


After you determine your plea, review the four options below.
Option #1

Pay Ticket (Final Judgment)
(No Contest or Guilty Plea)

Be advised that payment will result in a conviction and forfeits any right to request a Driving Safety Course or Deferred Disposition for possible dismissal of your ticket. A conviction of an offense under a traffic law of this State or political subdivision of this State may be reported to DPS.  Refer to the Offense Fee Chart to obtain the amount.
  • Online:  Pay in full online at trafficpayment.com or call The Payment Group at

    1-800-444-1187

    (Plea Form not required.)  
  • Mail(1) Enter a plea using the plea form on your ticket or print the online Plea Form(2) Check or money order payable to Celina Municipal Court.  
  • In PersonForms of payment:  Cash, Check, Money Order, or Credit Card.  (A convenience fee applies to debit or credit card transactions.)

Option #2

Driving Safety Course
(No Contest or Guilty Plea)

Option #3 

Deferred Disposition
(No Contest or Guilty Plea)

Option #4 

Set for Trial 
(Not Guilty Plea) 

  • Enter a Not Guilty plea using the Court Date Request or plea form on your ticket.  Plea of Not Guilty can be submitted by email, mail, or in person.  Once a court date is determined, a docket notice will be mailed/emailed to the address on file with the court.

Information for Online Requests
(Driving Safety Course & Deferred Disposition)


  • Request Permission:

     
    Fill out appropriate form.  Forms:  CLICK HERE
  • Wait for a Response (1

     - 2 business days): 

    Response will be sent to the email address on the form submitted.   
  • DO NOT take any course(s), etc., without receiving a Court Order.  
  • Granted: 

    Court Order will be emailed within 1 - 2 business days.    
  • Denied: 

     Denial letter stating the reason(s) for denial will be emailed within 1 - 2 business days.    
  • Information/Instructions: 

    If applicable, specific instructions and/or course information, etc., will be included with the Court Order.
  • NOTICE:  If you have not received a response from the Court after 2 business days, contact the court clerk.
INABILITY TO PAY FINE/COSTS IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND.

  

If you qualify, the Judge may allow you to pay the fees in installments.  If you are determined by the Judge to have insufficient resources or income to pay, the Judge may provide you other ways to discharge the fine and costs.  Contact the Court Clerk for information.

Nothing contained herein is intended to be nor should be construed as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. The information on this site is compiled and made available as a public service by the Celina Municipal Court. However, neither the Court nor the City of Celina makes any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information herein, and is not responsible for errors or omissions, or for results obtained from the use of this information. Distribution of the information does not constitute such a warranty. Use of the information is the sole responsibility of the user.


For additional information, refer to PLEA INFORMATION.