Payment of Fines
If your plea is "Guilty" or "No Contest" or you were found guilty after a trial, you can request 31 days to pay your fine and costs without being penalized with a $15 payment plan reimbursement. After 31 days, the court is required to add the $15 payment plan reimbursement to each case.
Failure to pay will result in a capias pro fine warrant issued for your arrest plus a $50 warrant fee added to each warrant. There will also be an additional $30 OMNI/FTA Program fee if the court reports you to the Department of Public Safety for non-payment. You may also be denied renewal of your Texas Driver's License.
After January 1, 2020, there will be an additional $10 OMNI/FTA Program Reimbursement if the court reports you to the Department of Public Safety for non-payment. You may also be denied renewal of your Texas Driver's License.
All Payment of Fines & Fees May Be Made Using One of the Following Methods
If you do not wish to appear in court but wish only to pay the amount of your citation, you may do so before the time of arraignment that is shown on your citation. However, violators 16 years of age or under must appear in court accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- Pay online - You can pay online and enter Bureau Code Number 3550188 or call 866-549-1010.
- Call in with a credit or debit card at 281-261-3930.
- Pay by mail - You can mail in your payment to the City of Stafford.
Please send all payments to:
Stafford Municipal Court
2602 S Main Street
Stafford, TX 77477
- Pay in person - You can pay the Municipal Court clerk in person from 8 am until 5 pm. Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays. Second and Fourth Tuesdays are open until 7:30 pm
- Pay via dropbox - You can pay by dropping the payment in the drop box located in front of the Municipal Court building, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Note: Payment may be made by cash, cashier's check, money order, AMEX, Master Card, Discover, or Visa. In a misdemeanor case arising out of a moving traffic violation for which the maximum possible punishment is a fine only, the payment of a fine or an amount accepted by the Municipal Court constitutes a finding of guilty in open court, as though a plea of nolo contendere had been entered by the defendant. All payments must be made on or before your due date. If not, the payment may be considered delinquent and or late. If so, your payment will be returned to you. This means that your case will go into delinquent status for non-payment of the fines due.