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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.
If you would like to enter a “no contest” or “guilty” plea, learn more about how to dispose of your warrant.
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 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. Personal appearance bonds must be approved by a municipal court judge, therefore you must make a request for this type of bond in person.
- 817-392-6700 (main)
- 817-392-6723 (fax)
- 817-815-2930 (School Attendance Court)
To request Municipal Court records, use the Court Records Request form.
Docket and Meetings
As of Feb. 2, 2016, the docket time for all Jury Trials in Fort Worth Municipal Court are now 8:30 a.m.