Make a Payment
Payments may be made in one of the following ways:
- Online at trafficpayment.com
- By phone at (800) 444-1187
- By dropping off payment
- Municipal Court (4574 S. 1st) Drop Slot at front door
- City Hall (555 Walnut) Drop Box in the rear parking lot
- By mail
- Abilene Municipal Court
PO Box 60
Abilene, Texas 79604
- Abilene Municipal Court
You are able to make payments using one of the following methods:
- Cash - In person at the court - please do not send cash through the mail
- Check or Money Order - made payable to City of Abilene
- Credit Card - Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express
Please be aware that a service fee will be charged for the use of a credit card. Service fees include:
- In Person (3.5% fee, minimum fee $0.95)
- Online (5% fee, minimum fee $2.95)
- Phone (6.5% fee, minimum fee $3.95)
You may be able to require this charge to be dismissed by taking a driving safety course. However, YOU WILL LOSE THAT RIGHT if you do not provide written notice to the Court on or before your appearance date. Prior to exercising your option to require dismissal upon completion of a driving safety course, you will be required to provide proof of auto liability insurance, have possession of a valid Class C Texas Drivers License, affirm under oath to an affidavit regarding your eligibility and pay an administrative fee to the Court.
You are not eligible, if charged with speeding 25 MPH or more over the posted speed limit, driving at the speed of 95 or more, traffic offenses committed in a construction work maintenance zone when workers are present, traffic offenses committed by a person with a commercial drivers license, passing a school bus loading and unloading children, leaving the scene of an accident or if you have taken a driving safety course within the preceding 12 months for a ticket dismissal
To find a Texas-approved driving course, visit www.tdlr.texas.gov/DESSearch or search “Texas approved driving safety course.”
- If you are in warrants or delinquent on payments, you WILL NOT be arrested if you voluntarily appear in court.
- Your appearance should NOT be made prior to 24 hours following issuance of the citation. This allows the court time to process the citation and make it available at your appearance.
- Persons charged with violating a uniform traffic law OTHER THAN JUVENILES 16 YEARS OF AGE AND YOUNGER may appear by MAIL, but the mailed appearance must be received in the court office with the postmarked date on or before the court appearance date shown on the face of this citation. Address the Abilene Municipal Court, P.O. Box 60, Abilene, Texas 79604.
- Persons younger than 17 or younger than 18 if the charge is MINOR IN POSSESSION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when appearing in court.
- Persons younger than 17 who fail to make a timely appearance with their parent or legal guardian may have their driver’s license suspended or be denied issuance of a driver’s license by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
- A charge of violation of promise to appear will be made against any violator who fails to make timely appearance in person or by mail to answer a duty served traffic summons before the expiration of the date specified for court appearance and agreed to on the face of this citation. A warrant may be issued for the arrest of such violator and conviction of violation of promise to appear shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00, plus any applicable State fees and/or court cost.
ATTENTION: Pursuant to Texas Law, Article 45.057(j), Code of Criminal Procedure, you are being provided written notice of the following
- A child and parent required to appear before the court have an obligation to provide the court in writing with the current address and residence of the child.
- The obligation does not end when the child reaches age 17.
- On or before the seventh day after the date the child or parent changes residence (any place where the child lives or resides for a period of at least 30 days), the child or parent shall notify the court of the current address in the manner directed by the court.
- Failure to provide notice is a Class C misdemeanor and may result in an arrest.
- The obligation to provide notice terminates on discharge and satisfaction of the judgment or final disposition of the appellate court.
- If an appellate court accepts an appeal for trial de novo, the child and parent shall provide the notice to the appellate court.
The City of Abilene Municipal Court
is a court of non-record. The Abilene Municipal Court conducts adult and teen court hearings and is dedicated to providing to all citizens, other departments and entities a fair independent, and impartial forum for handling fine only cases arising within the City limits of Abilene. The Municipal Court follows the procedures set forth under Texas Law and provides all persons the right to trial by judge or jury. Although every person has the right to be represented by an attorney, most citizens who appear in municipal courts represent themselves.
The court does not provide or give legal advice.