The court may issue a warrant when:
Failure to Appear:
if you fail to appear on or before the date listed
at the bottom of your citation or on a scheduled court date and
time, a violation of Failure to Appear may be filed against you. In
addition the court may:
Issue a warrant for your arrest.
Add a $50 court cost for
processing the warrant per violation.
A hold may be placed with DPS to
prevent the issuance/renewal of your driver's
license as well as an additional $30 court cost.
Forward your case(s) to a
collection agency which will increase your
outstanding balance by 30% per violation.
Failure to meet an order of the Court:
If you have appeared before a judge and agreed to
a payment plan or extension of time to pay, community service, or
other judicial orders, you must complete these orders or a warrant
for your arrest may be issued.
Resolving a Warrant:
Your warrant may be canceled by pleading "no
contest" or "guilty" to the violation(s) and making payment for the
fine(s) and any additional court costs.
Payment must be made in the form of cash, cashier's check, money
order or by visa, master card, and discover with an additional 5%
NO PERSONAL CHECKS!
You may pay your warrant on the internet by using the court's
If you wish to plead not guilty to a violation or
desire a court date after a warrant of arrest has been issued, you
may post a Cash Bond or Surety Bond to obtain a court date.
Capias Pro Fine Warrants will not be
allowed to post a bond!
A cash bond is usually equal to the amount of the fine. This money
must be paid at the time your posting bond and a receipt will be
issued with notice of your new court date and time.
A local bondsman or a lawyer usually provides this bond. The surety
may give a bond for your release. In this situation, you will
receive a copy of the surety bond which will indicate a court date
To find out whether or not you may
have a warrant issued for your arrest you may visit our
court records online site and search for your cases, visit
Texas Failure to
Appear, contact the court at (713) 466-2100,
(713) 466-2124, or contact the warrant officer directly at (713)