City of
HALTOM CITY

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

Haltom City COVID-19 Response
covid 19 resources support

OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER

Updated May 14, 2020

The City of Haltom City has developed a phased approached to return to normal business operation, keeping the safety of our employees and citizens as a high priority.

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COVID-19 SMS & EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS

To receive SMS text notifications & emails related specifically to Haltom City COVID-19 Declarations, Orders & related information, please fill out the form linked below. You can also text the keyword HCTXCOVID19 to 888777 to receive only SMS text notifications.

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COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

HALTOM CITY MUNICIPAL COURT

In an abundance of caution and as a result of the Tarrant County Executive Order related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the courts will be cancelling and rescheduling all court dates scheduled through May 31, 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.

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

Information
817-222-7773
email staff

Options for Disposition

City Hall - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
Information: 817-222-7773
Pay Fine Online:
https://www.haltomcitytx.com/haltom-city-court-online-pay-fine
Your Rights When Appearing Before Haltom City Municipal Court

Depending on how you choose to plea, there are various options for disposition with the municipal court. If you received a Red Light Camera Ticket please see this page.

1. If you feel that you are guilty, a standard fine for the offense may be paid in person, online or mailed to:

Haltom City Municipal Court
5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX 76117

In order to find out the standard fine for your violation(s), you may call the court at 817-222-7773. Please wait two business days before calling to allow time for processing of the citation. The court is open Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Payments are accepted in the form of cash, check, money order, Mastercard, Visa, or Discover. If you choose to mail remittance of the fine, you must complete the Appearance, Plea and Waiver section on the back of the citation and mail it with the payment. If you have lost your citation, you may complete a plea form and mail it with your payment. This will result in a conviction on your driving record. If you would like to request deferred disposition or defensive driving to keep it off your record, please read the information in that section.

2. If you feel that you are not guilty of the offense as charged, you must appear before the Municipal Court Judge. In order to appear and make your plea of not guilty, you must make a court date in advance either in person or in writing. The back of your citation includes a section that you may sign, date, and mail to the court requesting a court date. Please include a corrected address if necessary. The clerk will mail you a form (the court date will be on the form) to complete and mail back to the court. Please refer to Your Rights in Municipal Court for more information on court appearances.Verbal phone requests for court dates will not be accepted. All requests must be made in person or in writing.

3.You are required to either pay the fine, hire an attorney, request DSC (Drivers Safety Course), request deferred, or request a court date prior to the due date as shown on the citation (21 business days). Please see the quick links for more information on DSC and deferred. Failure to do so or failure to appear once a court date is set will result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and an additional fine being levied for failure to appear.


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