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Payments can be made online at
https://www.trafficpayment.com/SearchByInvoiceInfo.aspx?csdId=137 or by calling 800)444-1187. You may scan the Reply Form and email to Courtclerk@Cityofgarrett.com or drop in our drop box located at the City Hall. If you need further information feel free to contact the Municipal Court at 972)875-1136
208 N. Ferris, Ennis, TX 75119
Some tickets may be able to be dismissed by the Court without
appearing at your Court date. The following can be dismissed with
• No Insurance
• Expired Driver’s License
• Expired License Plate Registration
• Expired Vehicle Inspection Sticker
• Failure to Change Address on Driver’s License within 30 days
• Failure to Display Driver’s License
No Insurance: A citation for Failure to Maintain Financial
Responsibility may be dismissed at no charge if shown on or
before your original court date.
Expired DL, Expired LP, Expired Registration, Vehicle
Inspection Sticker, Failure to Change Address on Driver’s
License: A citation for Expired Driver’s License, Expired License
Plate (Registration), or Expired Inspection Sticker (not expired
more than 60 days), and Failure to Change Address on Driver’s
License may be dismissed for a $20.00 Administration Fee if the
Defendant complies with the following requirements:
The violation is corrected within 10 working days of the original
The Defendant pays the $20.00 Administration Fee for dismissal.
If the correction is made after 10 working days the full price of the
citation will be due or a court date can be scheduled to discuss
your case with the Judge.
If you file a Motion for New Trial and it is denied or you are found
guilty, and are not satisfied with the judgment of the court you still have the right to appeal the decision to the Ellis County Court of Appeals. If you wish to appeal, you have 10 days from the date of the original judgment to post an appeal bond in the amount equal to double the assessed fine and a Motion for Appeal. The court does not provide you with any of these forms. The process necessary to appeal can be complicated and it is strongly recommended you hire an attorney.
A payment plan may be granted to pay your citations out over a period of time. The time frame will depend on the amount of your citation(s). There will be a $15.00 Time Payment Fee added to each violation that is placed on the Payment Plan. The Defendant must file a payment plan form--See FORMS (if you fail to keep this payment plan it may result in payment in full, citation being sent to a collection agency and/or warrant issued for your arrest.
Any late or incomplete request will be denied. If your payment is not made in the 31-day period a $15.00 Time Payment Fee will be assessed and due per the below section of the Government Code.
Section 51.921(a)(1), and (2) of the Government Code states that
"in addition to other fees authorized or required by law, the clerk of each district court, statutory court, county court, justice court, and municipal court shall collect a fee of $15.00 from a person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor and pays any part of a fine, court costs, or restitution on or after the 31st day after the date on which a judgment is entered assessing the fine, court costs, or restitution." This fee will be added in advance if the Defendant chooses a pay out plan or on or after the 31st day if the Defendant fails to make full payment on their fine by the 31st day.
ALTERNATIVES TO THE FULL PAYMENT OF ANY FINE OR COST:
If you are financially unable to pay a fine and/or court costs in full
(one payment), there are other options, such as time-payment
plans and community service hours instead of paying the fine and court costs. In certain situation in which a person cannot perform community service and is also Indigent and unable to pay out their fine and court costs on a time payment plan the Court will hear evidence about your financial situation to help resolve this matter and may even reduce the fine and court costs or eliminate them completely, depending on the severity of your financial situation.