Dismissals

Some violations may be dismissed by presenting certain compliance documents at the lobby windows. The documents should be presented on or before the first appearance date.   If the ticket is not handled at the window before the first appearance date, a court appearance may be required.  Some violations can be dismissed after successfully completing a probation period.  This probation is called a deferred disposition. See the Deferred Disposition page for more information. You may qualify to take a driver’s safety course to have a ticket dismissed. See the Driver’s Safety page for more information. 

Compliance Dismissals

Other violations may be dismissed at the lobby windows by showing proof that the violation has been corrected.  See list below of eligible violations.

ViolationRequired ProofDismissal Fee
Defective EquipmentProof of repair/receipt from the location where the violation was corrected - the car will be inspected
$10
Headlight - Improper LocationProof of repair - the car will be inspected
$10
Illegal Tail LampsProof of proper installation - the car will be inspected
$10
Display Blue LightsProof of removal - the car will be inspected
$10

Driving without a Driver’s License or failure to present a license on demandCurrent, valid Texas Driver’s License
$10
Expired Driver’s LicenseCurrent, valid Texas Driver’s License
$10
Driver’s License Restriction or EndorsementDriver’s License showing when restriction or endorsement was removed
$10
Driving without Insurance
Proof of Financial Responsibility (must have been valid at the time of citation)
None
Driving with expired registrationExpired less than 60 days, but registration has been renewed, and late fees paid at the tax office
$20
Failure to change the address on Driver’s LicenseDriver’s license with new address or DPS receipt with DL number and updated address after the date of the citation
$20
Operation of Motorcycle without SealProof motorcycle was properly and correctly registered
$20
Operation of vehicle without a license plateProof of repair - the car will be inspected
$10
Operation vehicle with expired license plateProof of proper plates assigned to vehicle - car will be inspected
$10
Wrong or unclean plateProof of proper plates assigned to vehicle - car will be inspected
$10
License Plate not visible / clearly markedProof of proper plates assigned to vehicle - car will be inspected
$10
Failure to display two license platesProof of proper plates assigned to vehicle - car will be inspected
$10