Warrants

Once a citation has gone into warrant status additional fees will be added to the fine amount and court costs. You have until the court date on the bottom of your citation to make a court appearance regarding your citation. After that date, if you have not made acceptable disposition of your case, you will be mailed a “Last Warrant Notice” to the address on your citation. This will give you a new appearance date to speak with the Judge or dispose of your case. At that time, if you fail to appear, an ARREST WARRANT will be issued.

You are subject to arrest and information about you and your vehicle is entered into a statewide police database. Should you be stopped for any reason, the law enforcement officer will be notified by the police dispatcher that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. You will be taken to jail, and your vehicle will be impounded. Additionally, the Warrant Officer, is routinely arresting persons at their home and/or place of employment. 

Dayton Municipal Court has numerous ways to handle your outstanding warrants;

  • Only cash, credit cards, cashier's check or money order will be accepted for warrants. No personal checks will be accepted.

  • You have paid $100 toward the amount due, you can schedule a court appearance to see the Judge about your case. When you see the Judge, you can enter your plea. You can ask for a trail, request a payment plan or you can request to be put on probation.

  • Pay online using www.trafficpayment.com or call 1-800-444-1187.

  • Pay the full amount of the cases at the window, by mail or using our payment center.

  • Pay $100 down and be given a payment plan for $100 a month until it is paid in full. 

  • If you are indigent and do not have a job, you may request community service if you qualify. In person only - must see the Judge.

  • If you do not have the money at this time to pay the fine or post bond, or if you had extenuating circumstances that caused your citation to go into warrant status, you may contact the Warrant Officer by phone at 936-258-5312 ext. 2250.

  • Should you be arrested by the Dayton Police Department or any other law enforcement agency, you will be given "credit for time served" in the amount of $50 per day (each 24 hours) towards the total fine and court costs due.

If your warrant has been assigned for collection, the collection agency will contact you with information about your warrant and methods of payment accepted. If you are working with the collection agency, be aware that your warrant is still active and you are subject to arrest until the warrant amount has been paid in full or you have made other arrangements. 

All warrants over 60 days old are sent to collection and an additional 30% fee is added to each case. 

This information applies to class C misdemeanor offenses occurring in Dayton, Liberty County, Texas.

If you have any other questions, please contact the City of Dayton Municipal Court Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 936-258-5312.