Payments & Fines

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Methods of Payment

  • In Person: Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Phone: Please call 800-444-1187. Payment can be made Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

  • By Mail: Check or Money Order made payable to Katy Municipal Court, 5432 Franz Rd, Katy, TX 77493

  • 24/7 Dropbox: Located in front of the Municipal Court building (cash is not recommended)

All forms of payment accepted: (no personal checks for warrants), credit/debit card payments will incur 2.5% processing fee.

Juveniles are required to appear in open court with a parent or legal guardian. Payments cannot be made online. See Juveniles page for more info.

Defendants charged with Class C - Family Violence MUST appear in open court. Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 45.0211(b).


GUILTY means that you admit that the act is prohibited by law and you committed the charge files against you. 

NO CONTEST means that you do not contest the State's charge against you. 

NOT GUILTY. You deny guilt and require the State to prove the charge filed against you. Not Guilty plea must be made in front of the Prosecutor on your court date. 


Fine amounts include all State fees as mandated by the state legislature. Fine amounts are subject to change. We urge you to contact the Court if you are unable to pay the amount owed without undue hardship to yourself or your dependents. You may request a hearing before a Judge to consider your ability to pay and request any non-monetary compliance options available to you. You should be prepared to explain and document your financial situation to the Court. 


Speeding 1-10 miles 

*$5 for each additional mile


 Speeding in a School Zone 1-10 miles 

*$5 for each additional mile

 Ran Stop Sign  $275
 Ran Red Light  $275
 Fail to Control Speed $260
 Fail to Stop at Designated Point  $250
 Cut Across Driveway to Make Turn  $249
 Change Lane When Unsafe $224
 Disregard Official Traffic Control Device  $260
 Drove Wrong Way $250
 Fail to Yield Row $250
 No Seat Belt $174
 Unrestrained Child $149
 Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility** $321
 Driving While License Invalid  $321
 No Driver's License  $270
 Assault $321
 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia  $321
 Theft  $321
 Public Intoxication  $321
 Parked in Handicapped Zone  $565

 **If you had liability insurance that was valid on the date and time the citation was issued, you may present proof of coverage for the vehicle or coverage on the driver. Once the insurance is verified with the insurance company, the violation will be dismissed.**

Violations that may be dismissed with Proof of Compliance and Fee

**Contact court for more information 281-391-4810**

 Change name/address  $196
 Expired Driver's License   $221
 Expired Registration   $156
 Defective Equipment   $204
 Fail to Display Driver's License on Demand  $207