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Municipal Court of Record

3805 Adam Grubb
Lake Worth, Texas 76135
Phone: 817-255-7910

Email: court@lakeworthtx.org

Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Directions
From I-820 Exit Jacksboro Hwy W (S.H .199). At the fourth stop light, turn left on Telephone Road. Turn left on the first street, Adam Grubb.  We are the second building on the right in the Lake Worth Police Department and City Hall building.

 


 

General Information
The Lake Worth Municipal Court is a Court of Record.  Cases filed with the Court include traffic violations, Class C misdemeanors, violations of City ordinances, and parking violations that are punishable by fine only. The maximum fine (not including Court costs) are as follows:

 

Traffic violations - $200

City Ordinance violations - $200

Class C Penal Code violations - $500

Certain City Ordinance violations - $2,000

 


 

Office of Court Administration (OCA)

Monthly Report

The Court is required to submit a monthly report to the Office of Court Administration with various statistical data.

OCA Report

Fees and Appointments Report

 


 

Failure to Appear/Failure to Pay Program (OMNI)

The Lake Worth Municipal Court participates in the Department of Public Safety's Failure to Appear Program.  If you Fail to Appear or Fail to Pay your citation a hold will be placed on your driver's license.  You will not be allowed to renew your driver's license until the hold has been cleared by the Municipal Court.

 

To see if you have any holds on your DL please go to www.texasfailuretoappear.com.

 


 

Self Help Resources

Texas Judicial Branch - Self Help

http://www.txcourts.gov/programs-services/self-help/

Texas State Law Library - Self Help

https://www.sll.texas.gov/self-help/


 

Directions
Directions

Self Help Resources

 

Municipal Court Director
Natacha Valdez

 

Municipal Court Clerk

Lisa Shelley

 

Presiding Judge
William "Bill" Lane

 

Associate Judges

Jim Minter

Craig Magnuson

Court Dockets
Wed, 02 Jan 2019
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Thu, 03 Jan 2019
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Fri, 04 Jan 2019
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Sat, 05 Jan 2019
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Sun, 06 Jan 2019
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Mon, 07 Jan 2019
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The clerks of the court cannot give legal advise to defendants.

You may consult with or hire an attorney if you wish to have an attorney represent you.  You are not required to have an attorney.  The court is not required by law to provide you an attorney if you can not afford one. 
 
Each violation has a predetermined fine and court cost amount.  This amount may be increased or decreased due to the circumstances surrounding each case.  Fine amounts may only be changed by the Judge.

 

Common Violation Fees
Court Costs and Fee are subject to change at any time.  Please call to verify your fine amount.

 

 Speeding 10-15 mph over  $182.00
 Speeding 16-20 mph over  $202.00
 Speeding 21+ mph over  $222.00
 Disregard Stop Sign  $167.00
 Disregard Signal Light (Red Light)  $167.00
 Improper Turn  $167.00
 No Seatbelt - Driver  $142.00
 Child Not In A Seatbelt (under 16)  $202.00
 Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility   $377.00
 No Valid Driver's License  $182.00
 Expired Driver's License  $132.00
 Failed to Yield Right of Way  $167.00
 Defective Equipment  $167.00

 

SAFE HARBOR COURT 

We are a Safe Harbor Court.  If you appear in the court office with valid Identification to take care of your warrants you WILL NOT be arrested.  The court can make payment arrangements or set your cases for a court date with the Judge. 

Texas Driver Responsibility Program (DRP) 
The Texas DRP requires the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to apply surcharges to individuals with certain traffic convictions.  Click here to see the Texas Driver Responsibility Program handout from DPS or got to www.dps.texas.gov/driverlicense/drp.htm.

PAY YOUR CITATION

NEW credit/debit card processor

The Municipal Court accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit/debit cards to pay your traffic fines or warrants in full in the office, online, or by phone.  Click on the link below or call 1-800-444-1187 to process a payment.  There will be a convenience fee added to all credit/debt payments.

You will need to have your citation number to process a payment.  If you wish to pay by credit/debit in the office, the cardholder must be present with valid identification for a clerk to process your payment.  

Fees

In Office - There will be a 3.5% convenience fee added (minimum charge of .95¢).

Online - There will be a 5% convenience fee added (minimum charge of $2.95).

By Phone - There will be a 5% convenience fee added (minimum charge of $3.95).
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