Presiding Judge: Mike Smith
Associate Judge: Dana Skelton
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mon. - Fri.
Phone: (972) 551-6680, (972) 551 6681
The City of Terrell Municipal Court is the Judicial Branch of City Government.
The Municipal Court handles all criminal complaints, ordinance violations
and traffic tickets issued in the city. The Honorable Judge Mike Smith
presides over the court. The Municipal Court maintains all court records,
ensures the orderly conduct of court sessions, and accounts for all fiscal
matters involving City Court, including the juvenile schedule, fine information,
summons and warrants.
You can now pay Municipal Court fines online with
your credit card through a secure server using the latest encryption methods.
You will need your ticket/citation number and possibly your driver's license
number, date of birth, or Social Security number.
Paying your case through this service will result in a judgment
and conviction. If payment is for a "moving violation" it will
be on your driving record. Payments for Deferred Disposition or Driver's
safety fees cannot be paid through this service.
Your Municipal Court Fines Online
Rules for Non-Payments over Internet
Juveniles: If you are between the ages of 10-16, you may not pay your
citation over the internet. You must appear in court with your parent
or guardian on the date set for your appearance in the letter you received
or will receive from the municipal court clerk's office.
Warrants: If your violation has been placed into warrant, you may pay
it at the City of Terrell Municipal Court, 201 E. Nash St, or contact
(972) 551-6600, or you may pay your warrant over the Internet on this
Warrants paid online will not be processed until the next Business Day,
you are at risk of arrest until your payment is processed.
If you cant pay for your citation all at once, you can appear personally
to set up a payment schedule at the Court's discretion.
Failure to make a plea for each violation shown on your
ticket will result in a warrant being issued for your arrest. In addition,
a hold could be put on your driver's license and a 30% fee added to the
The Terrell Municipal Court has an agreement with the Texas
Department of Motor Vehicles under the “Scofflaw Program,”
as it relates to Traffic Law. “Traffic Law” means a statute
or ordinance, a violation of which is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine
not to exceed $200.00, that regulates, on a street, road or highway of
(A) the conduct or condition of a person while operating a motor vehicle;
(B) the condition of a motor vehicle being operated.
If a person fails to appear in court as provided by law for the prosecution
of the offense or fails to pay a fine for the violation, the person might
not be permitted to register a motor vehicle in this state.