Credit Card Fee Increase to 3.5% starting November 7th. 

2016 Collection Agency Activity Presentation

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Payments/Fees

Payments by check will be converted to an Electronic Fund Transfer

Payment Methods

Many adults choose to pay the fine prior to a court appearance.  If you would like to do so, please follow the steps below. 

The forfeiture of the cash bond that will be posted in your case satisfies the fine and costs. You do not need to do anything more.  You have the right to a new trial in this case. You must make your motion for a new trial not later than the 20th day after you post your full payment.  If you make the motion for a new trial, the Court shall grant your motion and will schedule you for a trial.

MAKE YOUR PAYMENT:
Adults may deliver payment to the Court in one of two ways.

Bring your payment, with identification, in person to any Court location. The person who received the citation must be present with identification. You may NOT pay a citation for another person.

Mail your payment to the Court at:

Municipal Court
810 E Overland
El Paso, Tx. 79901

PAYMENT METHODS:
El Paso Municipal Court accepts:

  • Cash
  • Personal checks
  • Money orders
  • Cashier checks
  • Debit cards
  • Credit cards

PAY BY PHONE:


PAYMENT BY CHECK, MONEY ORDER, OR CASHIER'S CHECK:

Make your check, money order, or cashier's check payable to City of El Paso in the full amount due. Write your ticket number on the payment along with your driver’s license number and date of birth.

RETURNED CHECK FEE: A $ 30.00 fee will be charged on all returned checks

ADDRESS CHANGE:

Please identify any address change. All Court correspondence will be set to the address you provided to the officer, unless an address change has been filed with the Court.

PAYMENT BY MAJOR CREDIT CARD:

We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards. To pay by credit card, bring your credit card with identification to any Court location. To pay online, click here.


Pay Online



Payment Plan Requests - 212-0232

Paymentplans@elpasotexas.gov

Requesting a Payment Plan:

If you would like to request a 180 day payment plan, you must fill out a state-mandated application.  You may request one in person at 810 E. Overland, El Paso, TX 79901 or any of our bond office locations, by emailor fill out the application AND Plea below and submit to the same address-information on the application.  It will be reviewed and verified- the request must be received before your court appearance or arraignment date. ONLY the person who received the citation or an attorney licensed to practice in Texas may request the extension. 

If you are unable to pay, you may contact us at 915-212-0232 during the hours of 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (MST) to set up a hearing with a judge. Your options include community service, in lieu of the fine on you case.

Please indicate that you wish to plead guilty or no contest. File a change of address form with the court if your address has changed since the receipt of the citation.

 

Additional $25.00 Payment Fee: 

State law requires the Court to add a fee of $25.00 per violation when a person requests to pay a fine or state fees over a period of time rather than immediately. The $25.00 fee will be added on the 31st day from the date of conviction. If you pay your fine within the first 30 days, the time payment fee will not apply. However, on the 31st day, the $25.00 fee will be applied to each violation if any amount of your fine remains unpaid.

The State of Texas operates on a point system which may add surcharges to the cost of your driver's license: To see how this could affect you please check the TXDPS web-site. 

Application for Payment Extension
Plea
 

DPS - Driver's Licenses

If convicted on a charge of "No Driver's license" or "Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility" (no insurance), the Texas Department of Public Safety will add a surcharge to obtain a driver's license. For a list of surcharges, please check the TXDPS web-site:
Click Here

If convicted of a second charge of FTMFR (no insurance), DPS will suspend your driver's license. For more information on suspensions/revocations, please check the TX DPS web-site:
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Instructions for Juveniles - 212-0229

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR JUVENILES:

If you are under 17 years of ages State law requires that you appear, with a parent or legal guardian, before a judge at your arraignment or at trial prior to paying your fine. Do not mail the fine payment due, until after you appear before a judge. Payments sent for juvenile defendants prior to the juvenile’s appearance in Court will not be accepted. 
Art. 45.057, CCP (h): A child and parent required to appear before the court have an obligation to provide the court in writing with the current address and residence of the child. A violation of this subsection may result in arrest and is a class C misdemeanor.

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Late Payments

Partial and Late Payments

If you do not plead on all charges shown on the ticket by the appearance date, you may expect an arrest warrant to be issued and a $ 50.00 warrant fee to be added to your fine upon conviction. If your vehicle has been booted, a $ 50.00 boot fee will be added to the total amount owed on your delinquent parking citations.

Persons or vehicles in custody

If you are in the custody of law enforcement officers or your vehicle has been booted or stored by law enforcement officers, checks will NOT be accepted for the payment of your fine or the posting of bond. You must pay in full by cash, money order, cashier's check, credit card, or you must post a bail bond or surety bond.



Warrants & Collections Fees

Warrant or Boot Fees: 

If an arrest warrant has been issued on the violation, a $ 50.00 warrant fee will be added upon conviction. If a vehicle has been booted, a $ 50.00 boot fee will be added. If a vehicle has been towed and stored, additional fees will be charged by the towing company.

Collection Agency Fees:

If a commitment or warrant is not paid within 60 calendar days from the date it is activated, it will be placed with the City's collection agency.
If a parking citation is not paid within 75 days from the date of issuance it will be placed with the City’s collection agency.

In compliance with the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 103, Article 103.0031(b), once the commitment, warrant, or parking citation is placed with the City's collection agency, an additional 30% collection fee will be added to the amount owed on the case. For example, if the fines and court costs on the case total $100, once the case is placed with collection agency, the amount owed will rise 30% to $130 total.

Speeding

Speeding Tickets

Regular Zone
(Non-School or Non-Construction Zone)
Effective January 1, 2014
Miles Over Limit  Total
1 $ 124.10
2 $ 128.10
3 $ 132.10
4 $ 136.10
5 $ 140.10
6 $ 144.10
7 $ 148.10
8 $ 152.10
9 $ 156.10
10 $ 160.10
11 $ 168.10
12 $ 176.10
13 $ 184.10
14 $ 192.10
15 $ 200.10
16 $ 208.10
17 $ 216.10
18 $ 224.10
19 $ 232.10
20 $ 240.10
21 $ 252.10
22 $ 264.10
23 $ 276.10
24 $ 288.10
25 or more $ 298.85
School Zone Only
Effective January 1, 2014

Miles Over Limit  Total
1 $ 153.10
2 $ 161.10
3 $ 169.10
4 $ 177.10
5 $ 185.10
6 $ 193.10
7 $ 201.10
8 $ 209.10
9 $ 217.10
10 $ 225.10
11 $ 237.10
12 $ 249.10
13 $ 261.10
14 $ 273.10
15 $ 285.10
16 $ 297.10
17 $ 309.10
18 $ 321.10
19 $ 323.85
20 or more $ 323.85
 

 
Construction Zone Only
*Note: Workers must be present.
Effective January 1, 2014
Miles Over Limit  Total
1 $ 149.10
2 $ 157.10
3 $ 165.10
4 $ 173.10
5 $ 181.10
6 $ 189.10
7 $ 197.10
8 $ 205.10
9 $ 213.10
10 $ 221.10
11 $ 237.10
12 $ 253.10
13 $ 269.10
14 $ 285.10
15 $ 301.10
16 $ 317.10
17 $ 333.10
18 $ 349.10
19 $ 365.10
20 $ 381.10
21 $ 405.10
22 $ 429.10
23 $ 453.10
24 $ 477.10
25 or more $ 498.60
School and Construction Zone
*Note: Workers must be present.
Effective January 1, 2014
Miles Over Limit  Total
1 $ 182.10
2 $ 198.10
3 $ 214.10
4 $ 230.10
5 $ 246.10
6 $ 262.10
7 $ 278.10
8 $ 294.10
9 $ 310.10
10 $ 326.10
11 $ 350.10
12 $ 374.10
13 $ 398.10
14 $ 422.10
15 $ 446.10
16 $ 470.10
17 $ 494.10
18 $ 518.10
19 $ 523.60
20 or more $ 523.60
 

Fines >1/1/14

Fine Schedule AFTER Jan 1 2014

EL PASO MUNICIPAL COURT BOND FINE SCHEDULE

Below is a list of the most common violations. If your violation does not appear here, please call 915-212-0215, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note that these amounts apply to cases paid before arraignment or trial and are subject to acceptance by the judge. At arraignment or trial, the judge of the court in which your case is docketed may fine you within the fine range stipulated by law. Please be advised that the fine amount may be higher than the bond amounts shown here.

* On violations occurring in a construction zone when workers are present, please call 915-212-0215 for the correct amount.
* On moving violations occurring in a school zone, bond amounts increase by $25.00.
* On moving violations causing an accident, bond amounts increase by $ 50.00.

* Effective January 1, 2014 ALL FINES INCREASED BY $2.00

Common Traffic Violations
Backing Vehicle Unsafely $ 145.10
Cell Phone Violation $ 116.10
Changing Lanes – Failure to Signal $ 160.10
Changing Lanes Unsafely $ 160.10
Changing Lanes Unsafely/Causing an Accident $ 210.10
Commercial Driving License Violations $ 127.00
Cutting through Property $ 145.10
Defective Equipment/Headlight $ 130.00
Defective Equipment/Brake or Stop Light $ 130.00
Defective Equipment/Muffler $ 130.00
Defective Equipment/Seatbelt $ 145.00
Defective Equipment/Tail Light $ 130.00
Defective Equipment/Windshield $ 130.00
Defective Vehicle Emission $ 145.10
Disregarding an Officer $ 160.10
Disregard Barricade $ 145.10
Driver’s License Violations (Exp. NOL; No NOL) $ 127.00
Driving on Median or Shoulder Lane $ 145.10
Driving while using cellphone $ 116.10
Driving Without Headlights $ 145.10
Driving with Bright Lights $ 145.10
Exhibition of Speed/Accel $ 150.10
Failure to Control Speed $ 160.10
Failure to Control Speed/Causing an Accident $ 210.10
Failure to Give Information/After Accident $ 210.10
Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (FTMFR) 1st offense $ 277.00
Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (FTMFT) 2nd offense $ 488.00
Failure to Signal Lane Change $ 160.10
Failure to Signal Turn $ 160.10
Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device $ 145.10
Failure to Yield Right of Way at Controlled Intersection $ 185.10
Failure to Yield Right of Way at Controlled Intersection/Causing Accident $ 235.10
Failure to Yield Right of Way Before Making Left Turn $ 160.10
Failure to Yield Right of Way Before Entering From Private Driveway $ 160.10
Following Too Closely $ 160.10
Following Too Closely/Causing An Accident $ 210.10
Impeding Traffic $ 145.10
Incorrect Left or Right Turn $ 145.10
Incorrect Left or Right Turn/Causing an Accident $ 195.10
Jaywalking $ 65.00
Left Turn from Wrong Lane $ 160.10
Modified Lights $ 159.00
Modified Muffler $ 145.00
Motor Carrier Safety Violations $ 260.10
Motor Vehicle Dealer License Violation $ 112.00
Motor Vehicle Inspection Sticker $ 145.00
No Seatbelt/Driver $ 145.10
No Seatbelt/Passenger over 15 years of age $ 145.10
No Seat Belt/Child 5 to 17 years of age $ 259.10
No Child Safety Seat: 2 to 4 years of age $ 259.35
No Child Safety Seat: Under 2 years of age $ 259.35
Overtaking a School Bus/Loading or Unloading $ 624.10
Pass in School Zone $ 210.00
Passing in No Pass Zone $ 145.10
Pedestrian/Walk Against Pedestrian Control Sign $ 87.00
Racing $ 210.10
Red Light Violation $ 185.10
Red Light Violation Causing Accident $ 235.10
Registration/No or Expired Motor Vehicle Plates $ 112.00
Registration/Out of Town Unregistered Vehicle $ 277.00
Speeding: Fines Vary According to Speed.  
Stop Sign $ 185.10
Stop Sign/Causing Accident $ 235.10
Straddling Lanes $ 160.10
Truck Route Violations $ 145.10
Alcohol and Tobacco
Public Intoxication $ 107.00
Alcohol Detectable $ 327.00
Open Container in Vehicle $ 226.00
Open Container in Urban District $ 227.00
Minor in Possession of Alcohol $ 127.00
Minor in Possession of Tobacco $ 127.00
 
Animal Control Violations
Animal Not Confined $ 97.00
Animal Registration $ 92.00
Animal Vaccination $ 102.00
 
Building Code Violations
Building Permit/None $ 322.00
Remodel Without Permit $ 322.00
 
Miscellaneous
Assault – Simple $ 227.00
Bonfire/Rubbish $ 112.00
Criminal Mischief $ 277.00
Curfew: Can not be paid prior to appearance before the Judge $ 152.00
Disorderly Conduct $ 177.00
Failure to Identify $ 277.00
Littering/Dumping $ 327.00
In Park after Hours $ 107.00
Parking on the Sideyard $ 177.00
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia $ 177.00
Possession of Fireworks $ 176.00
Theft Under $100.00 $ 227.00
Urinating in Public $ 112.00
 
Water Violations
Watering on Wrong Day $ 147.00
Watering on Wrong Time $ 122.00
Water Running onto Street $ 122.00
 

Fines <1/1/14

Fine Schedule BEFORE Jan 1 2014

EL PASO MUNICIPAL COURT BOND FINE SCHEDULE

Below is a list of the most common violations. If your violation does not appear here, please call 915-212-0215, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note that these amounts apply to cases paid before arraignment or trial and are subject to acceptance by the judge. At arraignment or trial, the judge of the court in which your case is docketed may fine you within the fine range stipulated by law. Please be advised that the fine amount may be higher than the bond amounts shown here.

* On violations occurring in a construction zone when workers are present, please call 915-212-0215 for the correct amount.
* On moving violations occurring in a school zone, bond amounts increase by $25.00.
* On moving violations causing an accident, bond amounts increase by $ 50.00.

* Effective December 1, 2005

Common Traffic Violations
Backing Vehicle Unsafely $ 143.10
Cell Phone Violation $ 114.10
Changing Lanes – Failure to Signal $ 158.10
Changing Lanes Unsafely $ 158.10
Changing Lanes Unsafely/Causing an Accident $ 208.10
Commercial Driving License Violations $ 125.00
Cutting through Property $ 143.10
Defective Equipment/Headlight $ 128.00
Defective Equipment/Brake or Stop Light $ 128.00
Defective Equipment/Muffler $ 128.00
Defective Equipment/Seatbelt $ 143.00
Defective Equipment/Tail Light $ 128.00
Defective Equipment/Windshield $ 128.00
Defective Vehicle Emission $ 143.10
Disregarding an Officer $ 158.10
Disregard Barricade $ 143.10
Driver’s License Violations (Exp. NOL; No NOL) $ 125.00
Driving on Median or Shoulder Lane $ 143.10
Driving while using cellphone $ 114.10
Driving Without Headlights $ 143.10
Driving with Bright Lights $ 143.10
Exhibition of Speed/Accel $ 148.10
Failure to Control Speed $ 158.10
Failure to Control Speed/Causing an Accident $ 208.10
Failure to Give Information/After Accident $ 208.10
Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (FTMFR) 1st offense $ 275.00
Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (FTMFT) 2nd offense $ 486.00
Failure to Signal Lane Change $ 158.10
Failure to Signal Turn $ 158.10
Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device $ 143.10
Failure to Yield Right of Way at Controlled Intersection $ 183.10
Failure to Yield Right of Way at Controlled Intersection/Causing Accident $ 233.10
Failure to Yield Right of Way Before Making Left Turn $ 158.10
Failure to Yield Right of Way Before Entering From Private Driveway $ 158.10
Following Too Closely $ 158.10
Following Too Closely/Causing An Accident $ 208.10
Impeding Traffic $ 143.10
Incorrect Left or Right Turn $ 143.10
Incorrect Left or Right Turn/Causing an Accident $ 193.10
Jaywalking $ 65.00
Left Turn from Wrong Lane $ 158.10
Modified Lights $ 157.00
Modified Muffler $ 143.00
Motor Carrier Safety Violations $ 258.10
Motor Vehicle Dealer License Violation $ 110.00
Motor Vehicle Inspection Sticker $ 143.00
No Seatbelt/Driver $ 143.10
No Seatbelt/Passenger over 15 years of age $ 143.10
No Seat Belt/Child 5 to 17 years of age $ 257.10
No Child Safety Seat: 2 to 4 years of age $ 257.35
No Child Safety Seat: Under 2 years of age $ 257.35
Overtaking a School Bus/Loading or Unloading $ 233.10
Pass in School Zone $ 208.00
Passing in No Pass Zone $ 143.10
Pedestrian/Walk Against Pedestrian Control Sign $ 85.00
Racing $ 208.10
Red Light Violation $ 183.10
Red Light Violation Causing Accident $ 233.10
Registration/No or Expired Motor Vehicle Plates $ 110.00
Registration/Out of Town Unregistered Vehicle $ 275.00
Speeding: Fines Vary According to Speed.  
Stop Sign $ 183.10
Stop Sign/Causing Accident $ 233.10
Straddling Lanes $ 158.10
Truck Route Violations $ 143.10
Alcohol and Tobacco
Public Intoxication $ 105.00
Alcohol Detectable $ 325.00
Open Container in Vehicle $ 224.00
Open Container in Urban District $ 225.00
Minor in Possession of Alcohol $ 125.00
Minor in Possession of Tobacco $ 125.00
 
Animal Control Violations
Animal Not Confined $ 95.00
Animal Registration $ 90.00
Animal Vaccination $ 100.00
 
Building Code Violations
Building Permit/None $ 320.00
Remodel Without Permit $ 320.00
 
Miscellaneous
Assault – Simple $ 225.00
Bonfire/Rubbish $ 110.00
Criminal Mischief $ 275.00
Curfew: Can not be paid prior to appearance before the Judge $ 150.00
Disorderly Conduct $ 175.00
Failure to Identify $ 275.00
Littering/Dumping $ 325.00
In Park after Hours $ 105.00
Parking on the Sideyard $ 175.00
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia $ 175.00
Possession of Fireworks $ 174.00
Theft Under $50.00 $ 225.00
Urinating in Public $ 110.00
 
Water Violations
Watering on Wrong Day $ 145.00
Watering on Wrong Time $ 120.00
Water Running onto Street $ 120.00