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Municipal Court



 Presiding Judge: Mike Smith
 Associate Judge: Dana Skelton

 Administrative Assistant: Kathy Berry
 E-mail: muncourt@cityofterrell.org

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mon. - Fri.
Phone: (972) 551-6680, (972) 551-6681
FAX: (972) 551-1101



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.


Pay 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 them at
(972) 551-6600, or you may pay your warrant over the Internet on this page.

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 can’t 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 citation.



Scofflaw Program


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 this state:

(A) the conduct or condition of a person while operating a motor vehicle; or
(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.



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201 East Nash St.
P.O. Box 310

Terrell, Texas 75160
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