Fines and Payments

Fines and payments owed to the Sugar Land Municipal Court can be settled through payment options such as making a payment at the court lobby windows, making a payment online or by telephone; entering into a payment plan; getting an extension to pay; or by community service.  You can also settle your fines and payments to the court by submitting jail time credit, entering into a deferred disposition/probation, or qualifying for a driving safety course.  

Making A Payment

Payments can be made at the court lobby windows, online, or by telephone. If more time is needed to pay, an extension or a payment plan can be arranged.  By special permission from the Judge, community service can be performed in lieu of payment.  

**IMPORTANT NOTICES ABOUT PAYING YOUR FINE**

  1. If making a payment on the weekend or after 5:00 PM M-F be aware that a warrant removal process may take 1-3 days to be reflected in our system.  Keep your payment receipt with you at all times during this period
  2. Use of the payment services to pay a fine (in accordance with Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Art. 27.14 (c)), constitutes a finding of guilty in open court as though a plea of no contest was entered by the defendant and constitutes a waiver of a jury trial in writing.
  3. Paying your fine will result in a conviction reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
  4. A $2 convenience fee is accessed to each payment transaction.
  5. Your appearance in court will be waived if fines are paid prior to the court date shown on the ticket.

Online Payments

The online payments service can be used for payment of traffic fines, Class C misdemeanors, parking citations, paying a warrant in full, and requesting a driving safety course.  When requesting a driving safety course, go to the main menu and visit the Driving Safety Course webpage.  If you do not follow the instruction carefully, you could pay your ticket in full which will result in a conviction.  The proper amounts to pay are listed on the Driving Safety Course webpage.  See the last section on this page for more Drivers Safety Course information.  Use this link to go directly to the online payment service.  

Telephone Payments

Telephone payments can be made by using a debit card or credit card through the telephone payment processing service.  You will not be able to obtain a receipt.  The phone number for this service is  (281) 275-2390.  

Extensions & Payment Plans

See more information on the process for requesting extensions and payment plans.

Community Service

Community Service, when approved by the Judge, can be used in lieu of payment. Community Service must be performed at one of the locations listed in the Approved Community Service Agencies. There are two lists of agencies. One for adults and another for juveniles.

**REMEMBER, community service must be pre-approved, before you perform your service. .

Request for Jail Time Served

Only jail time served after the citation was issued will be considered. Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to the Judge’s discretion. After completing the form, you can bring it to the court lobby windows, mail it to the court, or put it in the drop box at the end of the sidewalk in front of the courthouse building.

Deferred Disposition (Probation)

Learn more about and how to request a deferred disposition/probation.

Driver’s Safety Course

To settle your court payments and keep a citation off your record, you may apply for a driver’s safety course.  You can apply to take a driver’s safety course at the Court Lobby Windows or online. Visit the driver’s safety course page for more information.