City of
HALTOM CITY

5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
817-222-7700

Haltom City COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 RESPONSE

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Declarations, Information & Resources

COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

HALTOM CITY MUNICIPAL COURT

In an abundance of caution the courts will be cancelling and rescheduling all the court dates from:

  • March 17, 18, 24, and 25, 2020
  • April 1 & 7, 2020
  • bench trials on April 17, 2020

If you feel that the court doesn’t have your correct mailing address you need to contact the court and give your most current address. All rescheduled court dates will be mailed out to the defendants at the address the court has on record. It is the defendant’s responsibility to let the court know of any change of address after citations are issued.

As this is a fluid situation, a review of the court's schedule for dates after April 17, 2020 will be done April 1, 2020.

Payments can be made in the Haltom City drop box on the east side of City Hall, located at 5024 Broadway. Please only leave cash during business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please also note “COURT” on any envelope left in drop box.

You may contact the courts at 817-222-7773 if you have any question.

Melissa Rodriguez - Court Supervisor

Haltom City Municipal Court

Effective immediately, due to the unprecedented nature of this situation, and in an abundance of caution, the following will be in place:

  • Bench Trials on April 17, 2020 shall be cancelled and rescheduled after June 1, 2020.
  • Any defendant or attorney may reset their court date without penalty.  The court must be notified in writing via email, facsimile, mail or in person.
  • For March and April 2020, Attorneys currently set on the A3 docket will be rescheduled to the PT-A2 docket. They may also have a reset without penalty.
  • Defendants may receive deferred disposition at the window and may have up to 30 days to pay (90 days deferred disposition or 120 for defendants under 25).
  • Defendants may elect defensive driving at the window and may have up to 30 days to pay their fee. This includes those defendants who have passed their initial appearance date.
  • Defendants may receive compliance dismissals at the window with proof of compliance, including those that are beyond their initial appearance date. They may have up to 7 days to pay the dismissal fee.
  • Due dates for DSC and payments will be extended for 30 days.
  • Due dates for initial appearances will be extended for 30 days.
  • This order shall be in place until April 20, 2020 and may be extended as needed.

Lorraine Irby
Haltom City Judge

Municipal Court

City Hall
5024 Broadway Ave.

Haltom City, TX  76117

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
Closed

Contact

Information
817-222-7773
email staff

Dismissal of Violation

Dismissal of a citation must be approved by a representative of the Haltom City Municipal Court.

The following violations can be dismissed:

1. Expired registration - If you received a ticket for this, you can get your violation dismissed by presenting proof that you corrected the violation within 20 working days from the date of the ticket.  You must present the proof to the court within 21 working days of the date of the ticket and pay a $20 administrative fee. The proof MUST show that you paid the penalty fee upon renewing the registration. 

2. Expired driver's license - If you received a ticket for this, you can get your violation dismissed by presenting proof that you corrected the violation within 20 working days from the date of the ticket. You must present proof to the court within 21 working days of the ticket  and pay a $20 administrative fee.

3. Expired inspection -  If you received a ticket for this and the inspection has been expired for 12 months or less, you can get your violation dismissed by presenting proof that you corrected the violation within 20 working days from the date of the ticket. You must present the proof to the court within 21 working days of the date of the ticket and pay a $20 administration fee. If the inspection has been expired for more than 12 months the fine must be paid in full.

4. Failure to change address or name within 30 days - If you received a ticket for this, you can get your violation dismissed by presenting proof to the court that you corrected the violation within 20 working days from the date of the violation. You must present the proof to the court within 21 working days of the ticket and pay a $20 administrative fee.

5. Driver’s license restriction - If you received a ticket for this, you can get your violation dismissed by presenting proof to the court that DPS has removed the restriction or endorsement from your license within 20 working days of the date of the ticket. You must present the proof to the court within 21 working days of the ticket and pay a $10 dismissal fee.

6. No Insurance (FMFR) - If you receive a ticket for no insurance, you can get your violation dismissed by presenting proof to the court that you did in fact have valid insurance on the day and time of the ticket. You must present proof to the court within 21 working days of the ticket. The court must call and verify the insurance with the insurance company. If the insurance company verifies the insurance, the violation will be dismissed with no charge.

7. Expired disabled parking placard - If you received a ticket for this and the placard has been expired 12 months or less, you can get your violation dismissed by presenting proof that you corrected the violation within 20 working days from the date of the ticket.  You must present the proof to the court within 21 working days of the date of the ticket and pay a $20 administrative fee.  If the placard has been expired more than 60 days, you must pay the fine in full.


Proof of the above violations may be submitted by mail or fax with a motion to dismiss.  If  faxed, you must fax proof, the motion to dismiss, and a credit card payment form for the correct dismissal fee.  If mailed,  you must include the proof, motion, and the correct dismissal fee to Municipal Court, 5024 Broadway, Ave., Haltom City, TX 76117.  The fee MUST be mailed or faxed with the proof of correction and motion to dismiss or the violation will not be dismissed.  The court is not responsible for lost mail.  If you would like a receipt for proof of dismissal on any of the above violations processed thru the mail, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your payment and proof.

Failure to display driver’s license:  If you receive a ticket for failing to display your driver’s license, you can get your violation dismissed by presenting proof to the court that you did in fact have a valid driver’s license on the day of the ticket.  You must present the proof to the court IN PERSON within 21 working days of the ticket and pay a $10 dismissal fee.

The following violations may also be applicable for dismissal, but you must appear in person within 20 business days with proof of correction of the violation.  Each violation listed below will have a $10 dismissal fee that must be paid upon verification of correction. 

  • Equipment Violation and the vehicle was not a commercial motor vehicle  
  • Operate vehicle without license plate or with only one OR with current registration insignia not attached
  • Altered/unclear/obscured license plate