Payment Options

There are a number of options available to pay citations, court fees and fines. These options are listed below.

Citation Payment Methods

Online and Phone Payments

Our convenient and secure online service may be used to pay for citations (traffic tickets). Online payments are generally processed on the next business day. It is the defendants’ responsibility to ensure that payments are made in sufficient time to meet required deadlines. Go to to make your payment. 

You may also pay citations by phone at 1-800-444-1187 with a credit card. As with online payments it is the defendants' responsibility to ensure payments are made in sufficient time to meet required deadlines. 


When paying a citation online or by phone, you must pay in full.
Unless a previous plea has already been entered with the court (e.g., Deferred Disposition or Driver's Safety Course), by paying your citation online or by phone, you will be entering a plea of guilty and waiving your rights to a jury trial. Your violation(s) will be recorded as a conviction and reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)  in accordance with the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Art. 27.14(c),

Other Payment Options

In addition to paying citations online, you may pay those as well as court fees and fines by the following methods:

  • In person during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding holidays) at the Municipal Court Office window. Please note, the court office will be closed for court dates as listed on the calendar below. 
  • By mail to the Elgin Municipal Court, PO Box 591, Elgin, TX 78621. Payments must be postmarked by the due date. The City of Elgin is not responsible for lost payments.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

  • Cash (in person only) for EXACT AMOUNT only, no change given.
  • Cashier's check, or Money Orders made payable to the “Elgin Municipal Court" 

Payments must be made by the due date to avoid any late fees

. If you fail to pay your citation (or fail to satisfy a judgment that orders the payment of fines and any related court costs) in the manner prescribed by the court, you may be denied renewal of your driver's license and a warrant may be issued for your arrest.

Partial Payment

If you need to request an extension or payment plan, you will be required to appear in person with a government-issued photo I.D. You may also submit a written request by mail postmarked on or before your appearance date. For more information, please contact the Elgin Municipal Court Clerk's Office at (512) 281-0318 (open Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm) before the appearance date listed on your citation

Deferred Disposition/Driver Safety Course

If you would like to request deferred disposition or take a driver's safety course to keep the charge from appearing on your driving record, you must do so in person or via mail. For more information, see the page links on the left.


If you are between the ages of 10-16, you may not pay your citation online. You are required to appear in court with a parent or legal guardian on or before your appearance date. You will be given another court date to appear before the Judge in open court at a later date. Please contact the court if you have questions prior to your appearance date.