There are two types of warrants that may be issued by The Court:
- Alias Warrants are issued for individuals who fail to appear to answer to C misdemeanor charges.
- Capias Pro-Fine are issued when an individual has been assessed a fine but has failed to comply with the court’s orders.
In most cases, when a warrant for arrest is necessary, a notice may be sent to you at the address shown on your ticket. This notice outlines the violations charged against you and fines associated with them.
A warrant can be issued for your arrest when you:
- Do not respond to your ticket within 11 days
- Do not appear for your court date
- Do not pay a fine assessed by a judge
- Do not complete the Driving Safety Course requirements and do not appear to show cause
- Do not comply with the terms of your probation and the probation is revoked
- Default on payment arrangements
- Fail to comply with a community service order
If it is necessary to issue an arrest warrant, a $50 warrant fee will be added to your fine.
Warrant Information Available Anytime by Phone or Internet
You can receive information regarding your warrants 24-hours a day by contacting a Customer Service Representatives at (817) 392-6730.
Municipal Court also offers online access to a database of outstanding warrants. The Warrant Online Database is updated every morning between the hours of 4:30 and 5:30 a.m. Central Time.
Disposing of Your Warrant
To dispose of your warrant you can:
- Plead “no contest” or “guilty” to the warrant charge and use one of several services to pay your fine in full:
If you opt to utilize this service, you will need to provide Western Union with the following information:
- Pay to: City of Ft Worth Muni Court
- Code City: CFWCOURT
- State: TX
- Account Number: CASE NUMBER – This number can be found on the letter you receive from the court, on the Warrant Online Database or by calling the City of Fort Worth Municipal Court at 817-392-6700.
- If you want to plead “not guilty” to the warrant charge you must come to the Main Court to post the required bond so that your case can be given a trial date. There are three (3) types of bonds:
- Cash bonds can be posted at the Public Safety Building.
- Surety bonds are accepted from approved bail bond agencies or attorneys. View a sample surety bond.
Note: Please be advised that our surety bond forms have changed and do not require a notary signature.
- A municipal court judge must approve personal appearance bonds.
- Appear in person at Municipal Court
Payments & Locations
- 817-392-6700 (main)
- 817-392-6723 (fax)
- 817-492-7980 (School Attendance Court)