If you were issued a ticket by a Denton, UNT or TWU Police Officer, that ticket was probably filed with the Denton Municipal Court for resolution. You have options for how you want to interact with the Court. You can resolve your ticket online or talk with the Judge about your options.
Ticket Resolution Options
- ONLINE: Click here to view your case information, submit requests, or resolve your case using our new Online Dispute Resolution System.
- CALL: The easiest option if you have questions is to give us a call at (940)349-8331. A Municipal Court Clerk is always available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.
- EMAIL: Send questions to DentonMunicipalCourt@cityofdenton.com. The Court has a dedicated clerk monitoring the email inbox during normal business hours.
- VISIT IN PERSON: To talk to someone in person, you can visit the Court at 601 E. Hickory St., Suite D, Denton, TX 76205. The lobby is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Court follows social distancing guidelines, regularly sanitizes common areas, and requires masks for entry. Free public parking is located at the intersection of Hickory and Exposition Streets. Click here for a parking map.
All of the Court’s dockets are now held virtually through Zoom. Click here for more information.
If you do not have technology to appear by Zoom call, please call or come in prior to your court date and time to make arrangements to appear by telephone or in person.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What methods of payment are accepted for citations and fines?
We accept cash, personal checks, cashier's checks, money orders and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and Discover). No loose coins accepted. Coins must be rolled. If you wish to plea guilty or no contest and pay any fines and costs incurred, you may appear in person at the clerk’s office, send payment by mail, Municipal Court drop box, or pay online.
Can I make partial payments?
Depending on the case, defendants may qualify for a payment plan agreement. Payment plans can be requested online
or in person. If approved, there will be a $15 time payment fee added to the fine. This additional fee is required by State Law and cannot be waived by the Court.
Can I take a driver safety course?
If you have a commercial driver's license, you cannot take a driver safety course for dismissal of your citation. If you have been charged with a moving traffic violation and were not charged with speeding 25 or more miles over the posted speed limit, you may be able to request to take a Driver Safety Course for dismissal of your citation.
What is deferred disposition (probation)?
An option that will keep your citation form being reported as a conviction on your driving record and will be dismissed if all terms required are successfully met. If any requirement is not met and you cannot provide a satisfactory reason why at a hearing before the judge, the citation will result in a conviction and be reported to the Department of Public Safety. Not all violations are approved fro Deferred Disposition.
- Commercial Driver License holders do not qualify for Deferred Disposition.
- A Defendant is allowed to be on Deferred Disposition once every 6 months in this Court
- The request for Deferred Disposition must be made by your response date or postmarked on or before that date
- The amount of the administrative fees must be paid at the time of the request. The Deferred Disposition administrative fees are usually $50 more that the standard fine for the offense you have been charged. Contact the Municipal Court Clerk’s office for the correct amount.
How do I plead no contest?
If you desire to enter a plea of no contest or guilty and resolve your citation, you can visit our online system to make payment or review your options. You may also visit the court, email DentonMunicipalCourt@cityofdenton.com
, or call (940) 349-8331 to speak to a clerk.
How do I plead not guilty?
If you wish to plead not guilty, please appear in court on the appearance date listed on your citation.