City of Pleasanton's

Municipal Court

Municipal Court

  • phone

    (830) 281-6828 

  • mail

    municipalcourt@pleasantontx.gov

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The Pleasanton Municipal Court is the local branch of the judicial system, which enforces criminal laws, traffic laws and municipal ordinances within the court's jurisdiction. 

MISSION

The Pleasanton Municipal Court’s operations are committed to providing quality customer service to all who appear in the court while we diligently execute the administrative duties of the Municipal Court as set forth by law. We promise to be innovative in creating methods and techniques that allow us to be more responsive to the needs of the public.

OFFICE HOURS (EXCEPT FOR HOLIDAYS)

MONDAY- FRIDAY
HOURS:
8:00 AM -12:30 PM

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM 
*Court staff takes lunch from 12:30-1:30 PM*

**2021 Holiday Closures**
January 1, 2021 (Friday) NEW YEAR’S DAY
January 18, 2021 (Monday) MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
February 15, 2021 (Monday) PRESIDENTS’ DAY
April 2, 2021 (Friday) GOOD FRIDAY
May 31, 2021 (Monday) MEMORIAL DAY
July 5, 2021* (Monday) INDEPENDENCE DAY
September 6, 2021 (Monday) LABOR DAY
October 11, 2021 (Monday) COLUMBUS DAY
November 11, 2021 (Thursday) VETERANS DAY
November 12, 2021* (Friday) HOLIDAY FOLLOWED BY FRI*
November 25 & 26, 2021 (Thurs-Fri) THANKSGIVING
December 24 & 27*, 2021 (Fri- Mon) CHRISTMAS
December 31, 2021* (Friday) NEW YEAR’S


Location: 108 Second St, Pleasanton TX 78064
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 209
Phone Number: (830)281-6828
E-Mail Address: municipalcourt@pleasantontx.gov

 
All individuals who wish to appear in court are urged to contact the court first, to inquire about resolving their matter(s) without having to appear in person. Contact us at the following (830)281-6828 or email us at municipalcourt@pleasantontx.gov

**Include your name, date of birth, current address, citation number, and a good contact phone number.**

If you believe you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick, please exercise the options listed above to address your citation to avoid appearing in person.  

OPTIONS FOR HANDLING YOUR TICKET

 1. PLEA NO CONTEST OR GUILTY AND PAY THE FINE- This will result as a guilty judgment and a conviction on your driving or criminal record.

    1. Pay online at thepaymentgroup.com or call 1800-444-1187
    2. In person- at the court office. We accept cash or debit/credit cards- 3.5% processing fee will apply.

You can request a Payment Plan to make payments toward the fine and costs at designated intervals. If the case is not paid in full after the 31st day of judgment, the State mandates a one-time payment fee of $15.00 per case.

You also have the option of doing community service hours. $100.00 credit for every 8 hours of community service performed.

For both options you must submit the Payment Plan request form together with the Financial Application and a form of identification or Driver’s License.   

ONCE APPROVED, THE ORDER WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU IN WRITING- IN PERSON, EMAIL, OR REGULAR MAIL TOGETHER WITH A LIST OF PLACES WHERE YOU CAN PERFORM COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS.

2. REQUEST A DRIVING SAFETY COURSE- Late or incomplete requests will not be accepted.

You may be eligible to attend a Driving Safety Course or a Motorcycle Safety Course for dismissal of your ticket. You can only take a Driving Safety Course for ONE violation.

You are eligible for a Driving Safety Course if:

  1. You have a valid Texas Driver’s License,
  2. You have not completed a Driving Safety Course for ticket dismissal in the past 12 months,
  3. You have current proof of insurance,
  4. Your violation was not in a construction/working zone with workers present,
  5. Your violation was not for passing a school bus,
  6. The violation did not involve an accident,
  7. If the speed was less than 25 mph over the speed limit,
  8. You do not have a Commercial Driver’s License or permit.

If you are eligible, you may sign up for a Driving Safety Course by appearing at the Court (with Driver’s License and insurance), emailing the court with the Driver’s License, insurance, and request form to municipalcourt@pleasantontx.gov, or mailing in a copy of the Driver’s License, insurance, and request form on or before your first appearance date:

  1. Submit the Driving Safety Course request form filled out completely,
  2. Provide the Court with a copy of your valid Texas Driver’s License,
  3. Provide the Court with a copy of your valid insurance,
  4. Pay the court costs required at the time of request: $144.00 or $169.00 in school zone.

DO NOT TAKE THE COURSE BEFORE OBTAINING COURT APPROVAL. ONCE APPROVED, INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU IN WRITING- IN PERSON, EMAIL, OR REGULAR MAIL.

3. REQUEST DEFERRED DISPOSITION (CONDITION PERIOD)

You may be eligible for Deferred Disposition if:

  1. You do not have a Commercial Driver’s License,
  2. The violation was not in a construction/working zone with workers present,
  3. The violation did not involve an accident,
  4. If the speed was less than 25 mph over the speed limit,
  5. *If at the time of the offense you are 25 years old, you will be required to complete a Driver’s Safety Course as a mandatory condition of Deferred Disposition*

If you are eligible, you may request Deferred Disposition by appearing at the Court, emailing the Court, or mailing the Court on or before your appearance date:

  1. Submit the Deferred Disposition request form filled out completely,
  2. Provide the Court with a copy of your valid Texas Driver’s License,
  3. Pay the court costs required at the time of request- contact the Court for the exact amount of the deferral fee.

ONCE APPROVED, INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU IN WRITING- IN PERSON, EMAIL, OR REGULAR MAIL.

4. PLEA NOT GUILTY AND CONTEST YOUR CITATION

You have the right to fight or contest your citation if you feel you were wrongfully cited. At this point, you would need to submit your Not Guilty plea to the Court at the office, by email, or by mail, together with a copy of your identification or Driver’s License. Once we receive the required paperwork, the Court will set your case with the City Prosecutor to discuss it at a later date during a Pre-Trial hearing. After the hearing with the City Prosecutor, Judge will review the case and will go over it with you.


          The following violations cannot be paid online:

  • Driving or operating watercraft under the influence of alcohol by a minor (DUI)
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • Minor in Possession of Tobacco

Any individual 17 years of age and under cannot pay their case online.  Any individual who was of the age of 17 years or younger, at the time of the alleged violation, is required by law to appear in open court with a Parent or Legal Guardian even if an attorney is representing the minor or juvenile. This will require setting a court date to appear personally in court.
Show Cause Hearing Docket List 11/17/2021
Pre-Trial Hearing Docket List 11/17/2021

PAY-CITATION-ICONPAY-BY-PHONE-ICON

 Orlando Carrasco  

FORMS- Email the completed forms with  a copy of your identification to: municipalcourt@pleasantontx.gov

PLEA FORM- Email the completed forms with  a copy of your identification to: municipalcourt@pleasantontx.gov

DRIVING SAFETY COURSE (MOVING VIOLATIONS ONLY) Email the completed forms with  a copy of your identification and a copy of your vehicle insurance to: municipalcourt@pleasantontx.gov

DEFERRED DISPOSITION REQUEST FORM (MORAL TURPITUDE VIOLATIONS NEED TO BE PRESENTED TO THE CITY PROSECUTOR. COURT COSTS MAY VARY.) Email the completed forms with  a copy of your identification to: municipalcourt@pleasantontx.gov

EXTENSION REQUEST FORM - DEFERRED DISPOSTION - Email the completed forms with  a copy of your identification to: municipalcourt@pleasantontx.gov

COMPLIANCE DISMISSAL REQUEST FORMEmail the completed forms with  a copy of your identification to: municipalcourt@pleasantontx.gov

COMPLIANCE DISMISSAL FOR INSURANCE REQUEST FORM- Email the completed forms with  a copy of your identification to: municipalcourt@pleasantontx.gov

PAYMENT PLAN REQUEST- ATTACH A FINANCIAL APPLICATION (SEE NEXT APPLICATION)
FINANCIAL APPLICATION -Email the completed forms with  a copy of your identification to: municipalcourt@pleasantontx.gov

COMMUNITY SERVICE/ REDUCTION OF MONTHLY PAYMENT REQUEST FORM-  Email the completed form with a copy of your identification to: municipalcourt@pleasantontx.gov


DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY- DRIVING RECORDS REQUEST- OPTION 3A-Email the completed forms with  a copy of your identification to: municipalcourt@pleasantontx.gov

MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE- Must submit 3 days prior to scheduled hearing-Email the completed forms with  a copy of your identification to: municipalcourt@pleasantontx.gov

INFORMATION UPDATE FORM - Email the completed forms with  a copy of your identification to: municipalcourt@pleasantontx.gov


*A PHONE CALL DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A COURT APPEARANCE*