MUNICIPAL COURT DRESS CODE: Hats, caps, shorts, cutoffs, T-shirts and tank tops are not permitted in the courtroom. In addition, all cell phones must be turned off during court proceedings.
Seating is limited in the courtroom. Do not bring friends or relatives if it’s not necessary.
CitationsPlease allow three business days, from the date of your citation, if you need to contact the court regarding your citation.
PaymentsMost payments can be made in person at the Bulverde Municipal Court, by phone, or online (see below); additionally, you may use the 24-hour drop box located at the City Hall building to the right of the front doors.
The court clerks can’t authorize payment plans. If you need to make payment arrangements, you must appear in court on your designated court date. Without prior authorization from the Judge and/or Prosecutor, all payments must be made in full on the due date/court date.
To pay citations: Cash, money order, cashier’s check, personal check, Visa, MasterCard , American Express, and Discover Card payments are accepted. A 4% processing fee is assessed to the total amount when paying with a credit or debit card.
To pay warrants: Cash, money order, cashier’s check, Visa, or MasterCard payments are accepted. A 4% processing fee is assessed to the total amount when paying with a credit or debit card. Personal checks are not accepted for payment of warrants. Warrants are not cleared until the full payment is received.In Person: Payments can be made in person at 30360 Cougar Bend, Bulverde, Texas 78163.
Online: Payments can also be made online at www.thepaymentgroup.com.
DismissalsThere are several violations that can be dismissed with proof of compliance. Some of those violations are: Expired Registration, Expired Driver License, No Driver License,
Fail to Change Address, Fail to Display Driver License, as well as several others.
If you have remedied the deficiency, you do not have to wait for your court date to handle the ticket. Save yourself some time and take care of it prior to your court date.
Below is a list of some of the more common dismissible violations and the associated dismissal fees:
- Expired Registration: Provide proof of renewal, pay $20.00
- Expired Driver License: Provide proof of renewal, pay $20.00
- Fail To Display Driver License: Provide Proof of DL, pay $10.00
- Fail To Change Address on Driver License: Provide Proof of correction, pay $20.00
- No Driver License: Provide Proof of License, pay $10.00
- Fail To Maintain Financial Responsibility (No Proof of Insurance): Provide proof of valid motor vehicle insurance for the date of your ticket covering the vehicle operated when the citation was issued or covering the person the citation was issued to, even if for a different vehicle – violation is dismissed – no fee
Deferred Disposition - (Cost of ticket plus $50.00)The Deferred Disposition option can be requested by mail, in person or online.
Deferred Disposition (Probation) is an option in which the Judge requires the defendant to adhere to certain terms and conditions. Not all violations are eligible for this option. Below is a list of violations that do not require a court appearance to request a Deferred Disposition:
- 90 day deferral period
- Speeding violations can’t be for 25 mph or more over the posted speed limit
- You can’t hold a Texas Commercial Driver License
- Violation cannot have occurred in a construction zone when workers were present
- Must have a valid Texas driver license
- If you are under the age of 25 you will also be required to complete a driving safety course as a condition of your deferred disposition
Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility (No Insurance)
- 180 day deferral period
- You can’t hold a Texas Commercial Driver License
- Must have proof of valid motor vehicle insurance in your name at the time of request .
- Must maintain insurance coverage for the duration of the deferral period without a lapse in coverage.
Transportation Code violations other than those listed above.
A Deferred Disposition can only be requested by mail or in person.
Full payment is expected at time of the request, unless you plan to appear in court to request payment options from the Judge.
- In person: Be prepared to make full payment, feel free to call ahead for the amount. We will process all documents required for this option during your visit.
- By mail: Submit a written request. Your request must include:
- Your plea of No Contest or Guilty
- Indicate your request is for Deferred Disposition
- Your citation number
- Your signature
- Payment (check or money order)
The court will respond, by mail, with an agreement that indicates the conditions of you deferral for you to sign.
Driving Safety Course - YOU MUST REQUEST THIS OPTION FROM THE COURT BEFORE TAKING THE COURSE.
If you are interested in taking a Driving Safety Course to have your citation dismissed, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must have a valid Texas driver’s license that is not a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), or be active duty military personnel, including spouses and dependent children, with a current, valid military ID
- You must have motor vehicle insurance with your name on the policy (i.e., the insurance policy cannot be a corporate insurance or fleet insurance policy; your name must appear on the proof statement as an individually insured driver on the policy)
- You may NOT have taken a DSC within the previous 12 months from the date of issue of your citation
- The violation was not committed in a construction zone when workers were present
- Alleged speed cannot be 25 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit
If you meet the above criteria, you may request a Driving Safety Course on or before the appearance date on your citation.