City of Wilmer

Municipal Court

 

Juveniles under 17 years of age must appear in person
with a parent, guardian or proof of marriage.

Payment Methods


Money order or cashier’s check payable to the City of Wilmer, no personal checks accepted. You may pay your citation in full at http://www.trafficpayment.com/ or call 1-800-444-1187.

A drop box is located at the Wilmer Municipal Court office to receive after hour payments. Cash payments are not accepted. Write the citation number on your cashier’s check or money order.

Deferred Disposition – Traffic Offenses Only


Deferred Disposition is authorized in Article 45.051 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Deferred disposition is a method of having your traffic citation dismissed after satisfactory completion of a probationary period in which no additional convictions are received and all requirements imposed in the Deferral Agreement are satisfied.

Eligibility Requirements for Deferred Disposition

  • You must request Deferred Disposition on or before the appearance date on your citation.
  • You must not be currently on a Deferred Disposition.
  • You must waive your right to a jury trial.
  • You must enter a plea of guilty or no contest.
  • You must not receive another moving violation offense in the State of Texas within the deferral period (90 days).
  • You must pay all amounts due as ordered or scheduled.
  • If you are younger than 25 years of age you are required to complete a driving safety course approved under Chapter 1001, Education Code.

You are NOT eligible for Deferred Disposition if:

  • You were charged with speeding 25 miles or more over the speed limit.
  • You are charged with a violation in a construction or maintenance work zone when workers are present.
  • You hold a Commercial Driver’s License or held one at the time you were cited for the offense.
  • You were charged with passing a stopped school bus.
  • You were charged with leaving a scene of an accident.

How to submit your Deferred Disposition Request by mail:

  1. Enter a plea of guilty or no contest on your mail appearance form.
  2. Enclose payment in the amount of your fine plus an additional $20.00 made payable to the City of Wilmer.
  3. Enclose a copy of your driver’s license.
  4. Your request must be postmarked no later than your appearance date, if mailed late or failure to do one of the above mentioned requirements will void your request.

* If you request deferred disposition by mail, (if granted) you will receive a deferred order from the judge.



Driving Safety or Motorcycle Operator Training Course to satisfy one violation

  • You have a valid Texas driver's license.
  • You have current proof of Texas liability insurance.
  • You have not taken a defensive driving class within the last twelve (12) months preceding the offense. (The 12 month period begins with completion of the course, and ends on the date of the current citation.).
  • You are not currently taking the course for another traffic violation.
  • You request a driving safety course on or before your appearance date.

You are NOT eligible for Defensive Driving if:

  • You were charged with speeding 25 miles or more over the speed limit.
  • You are charged with a violation in a construction or maintenance work zone when workers are present.
  • You hold a Commercial Driver’s License or held one at the time you were cited for the offense.
  • You were charged with passing a stopped school bus.
  • You were charged with leaving a scene of an accident.

How to submit your Defensive Driving request by mail:

  1. Enter a plea of guilty or no contest.
  2. Enclose payment in the amount of $109.10 made payable to the City of Wilmer (if your offense occurred in a school zone you must add an additionall $25.00).
  3. Enclose a copy of your insurance card.
  4. Sign the request in front of a notary.
  5. Mail the notarized request form, copy of insurance card and your money order to the court before your appearance date. Your request must be postmarked no later than your appearance date, if mailed late or failure to do one of the above mentioned requirements will void your request.
Request your type 3 A driver record online at http://www.texas.gov/

Compliance Dismissals with Proof


Insurance:

If you have insurance, you must present a valid insurance card or policy which was in effect on the date and time of your offense. Upon verification of insurance coverage, your citation will be presented to the Judge for review and a decision will be made about dismissal. The insurance agency will be contacted by telephone to verify coverage. You may provide proof of insurance by mail or in person before your appearance date.

Fail to Report Change of Address:

You may request that the citation be dismissed if the violation is corrected within twenty working days of the issuance. To request a dismissal, you must enter a written plea of Guilty or No Contest, provide the court with a receipt, and pay the required $20.00 fee before your appearance date.

Expired Registration:

You may request that the citation be dismissed if the violation is corrected within twenty working days of the issuance. To request a dismissal, you must enter a written plea of Guilty or No Contest, provide the court with a receipt, and pay the required $20.00 fee before your appearance date.

Expired Inspection (less than 60 days expired):

You may request that the citation be dismissed if the violation is corrected within twenty working days of the issuance. To request a dismissal, you must enter a written plea of Guilty or No Contest, provide the court with a receipt, and pay the required $20.00 fee before your appearance date.

Defective Equipment:

You may request that the citation be dismissed if the violation is corrected within twenty working days of the issuance. To request a dismissal, you must enter a written plea of Guilty or No Contest, provide the court with a receipt, and pay the required $10.00 fee before your appearance date.

Warrants:                                           

For information on active warrants, contact Bonnie Tennison at 972-441-6565.