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 no 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.
Please identify any address change. All Court correspondence will be sent to the address you provided to the officer, unless an address change has been filed with the Court.
Make Your Payment
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.
El Paso Municipal Court accepts:
- Personal checks
- Money orders
- Cashier checks
- Debit cards
- Credit cards
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.
All payments by check will be converted to an Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT).
Returned Check Fee: A $30.00 fee will be charged on all returned checks
Check and/or Money Order may be mailed to:
810 E Overland
El Paso, TX 79901
Pay By Phone
You may pay by phone by dialing 915-212-0232.
Warrants will remain active until paid in full.
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 or pay online.
Payment Plan Requests
Call 915-212-0232 or email 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 fill out the application AND plea or request an application in person at 810 E. Overland, El Paso, TX 79901, at any of our bond office locations, or by email. 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.
File a change of address form with the court if your address has changed since the receipt of the citation.
Additional Reimbursement Payment Fee
State law requires the Court to add a reimbursement fee per violation when a person requests to pay a fine or state fees over a period of time rather than immediately. The reimbursement fee will be added on the 31st day from the date of conviction. If you pay your fine within the first 30 days, the reimbursement fee will not apply. If any amount of your fine remains unpaid on the 31st day, the reimbursement fee will be applied to each violation.
Instructions for Juveniles
You may call 915-212-0229.
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.
Partial and Late Payments
If you have 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 activation of warrant. 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 activation of warrant. 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.