Harris County 1910 Courthouse


NEW FILING FEE FOR MOTION TO REINSTATE AFTER DISMISSAL. Effective January 1, 2024, a plaintiff whose case is dismissed and who files a motion to reinstate the case pursuant to Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 505.3 must pay the court’s civil filing fee of $54. See SB 1612, passed by the 88th Regular Legislature.
STATEMENT OF INABILITY TO AFFORD PAYMENT OF COURT COSTS OR APPEAL BOND IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH. The Supreme Court of Texas released an updated Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs or Appeal Bond in both English and Spanish on October 20, 2022. Click here for the form. Note that this form must be either signed under penalty of perjury or before a notary public.

For further information applicable to specific court(s), please see the individual court’s webpage by using the COURTS drop down menu located at the top of this page, and choose the court in which you are interested.

We encourage litigants to file all civil and some criminal filings through efiletexas.gov (see link to the right) or through other such means as the individual court may permit. We also encourage defendants who are wishing to sign up for driving safety courses, enter no contest pleas and pay their criminal citations, pay deferred disposition costs (new option), or make partial payments on judgments (new option) to use the Online Payment options. Search for your case below to see if you are eligible for any of these options.

Please keep in mind that the Harris County Justices of the Peace and the clerks of the Harris County Justice Courts are not allowed to give legal advice. You are urged to review the applicable laws and to consult an attorney of your choice for further information or answers to specific legal questions.

Online Services for Cases

Apply for Driver Safety Course

Defendants with eligible offenses may use this service to apply for the Driving Safety Course or Motorcycle Operator Training Course dismissal and to pay the required court costs.

You will be asked to pay court costs as part of the application process. Do not take the course before you receive approval from the Court.

If you intend to apply for a driving safety course or motorcycle operator training course, do NOT pay the citation.

Apply for Driver Safety Course
Pay Your Citation

Defendants who are not otherwise required to make a personal appearance in court may use this service to pay their citations online with a credit card. You may search for your case at the link below to see if your case is eligible for online payment.

If there has been a warrant issued for your arrest for your failure to appear or failure to pay, you may still be eligible to pay online. However, the warrant will not be recalled until payment is received by the court. This can take up to the next business day.

If you are convicted of a criminal offense, the sentence will include payment of a fine and court costs. If you are unable to pay that amount, bring this to the court's attention immediately. The judge can provide you with alternatives to full payment if you are determined to have insufficient resources or income to pay all or part of the fine or costs. For more information, consult an attorney or contact the court.

Pay Your Citation
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