Payments & Fines

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Methods of Payment

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

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).

Pleas

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. 

Fines

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. 

VIOLATIONS
 FINE

Speeding 1-10 miles 

*$5 for each additional mile

$229

 Speeding in a School Zone 1-10 miles 

*$5 for each additional mile

$254
 Ran Stop Sign  $284.90
 Ran Red Light  $284.90
 Fail to Control Speed $269.90
 Fail to Stop at Designated Point  $259.90
 Cut Across Driveway to Make Turn  $258.90
 Change Lane When Unsafe $233.90
 Disregard Official Traffic Control Device  $269.90
 Drove Wrong Way on Road $259.90
 Fail to Yield Row $259.90
 No Seat Belt $184
 Unrestrained Child $159
 Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility** $331
 Driving While License Invalid  $331
 No Driver's License  $279.90
 Assault $331
 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia  $331
 Theft  $331
 Public Intoxication  $331
 Parked in Handicapped Zone  $572

 **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**

VIOLATION  FINE
 Change name/address  $206
 Expired Driver's License   $231
 Expired Registration   $166
 Defective Equipment   $234
 Fail to Display Driver's License on Demand  $217