City of
HALTOM CITY

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

Haltom City COVID-19 Response
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COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

HALTOM CITY MUNICIPAL COURT

Municipal Court dockets for the week of June 29, 2020 have been cancelled due to the closure of City Hall. There is no date scheduled for the re-opening of City Hall or the continuation of court dockets. Please call 817-222-7773 if you have questions about an appearance or how to deal with a ticket.

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.

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:

  • All bench trials scheduled for the entire month of April, 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.
  • This order shall be in place until June 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

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817-222-7773
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Driving Safety/Defensive Driving Options

Haltom City Municipal Court (City Hall) - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
Information: 817-222-7773
Driver Safety Request Form:
Download PDF File
Options for Disposition | Deferred Disposition

If you are charged with a traffic offense, you may be eligible to ask the judge to take a driving safety course to dismiss the charge. The request must be made before the appearance date on the citation (21 business days from the date of the citation). It may be made either orally in person or in writing through the mail. If you were operating a motorcycle and request to take a driving safety course, you must take a motorcycle operator’s training course.

You are eligible to take a Driving Safety Course if you:

  • Have not taken a driving safety course for a traffic offense within the last 12 months;
  • Are not currently taking the course for another traffic violation
  • Have not committed the offense of speeding 25mph over the speed limit
  • Did not have a commercial drivers license on the date of violation.
  • Have not committed one of the following offenses:
    • Failure to Give Information at Accident Scene;
    • Leaving Scene of Accident.
    • Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer;
    • Reckless Driving
    • Passing a School Bus
    • A serious traffic violation, which applies to commercial motor vehicle operators;
    • An offense in a construction maintenance zone when workers are present.

At the time of the request, you must do the following:

  • Present proof of financial responsibility (liability insurance);
  • Show proof that you hold a valid Texas Drivers License that is not a commercial drivers license
  • Plead guilty or nolo contendere; and
  • Pay court costs and an administrative fee totaling $134 for violations not occurring in a school zone and $159 for violations in a school zone.

You will have 90 days from the date of the request to submit the certificate from the driving safety course as well as your driving record as maintained by the Texas DPS. The driving safety course must be approved by the Texas Education Agency and a motorcycle operator’s course must be approved by the Department of Public Safety.

If you do not take the course in the time required and/or fail to present the court with a certificate of completion, the court will notify you to return to court and explain why you failed to show proof of completion. Your failure to be present at that hearing will result in a warrant for your arrest being issued. An additional charge may also be filed.

Requesting a Drivers Safety Course by Mail

In order to request it by mail, you must complete a Request for Drivers Safety form (linked above) and mail it to Haltom City Municipal Court, 5024 Broadway Ave., Haltom City, TX 76117 along with ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your drivers license (you will not be eligible if you hold a commercial license).
  • A copy of your automobile insurance (the policy must be in your name or you must be a listed driver).
  • Contact the court at 817-222-7773 to find out what the current state fees are.

Your request must be received by your scheduled appearance date. Once you are approved by the municipal court, you will receive a confirmation letter.

Do not take a defensive driving course until you have received the confirmation letter from the court or you will be required to see the judge.

Failure to enclose all information will result in a denial for the course.

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