Payment Collections

Except in extraordinary circumstances, payment is expected at the time of judgment.

Article 103.0033 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure requires cities with a population of 100,000 or more, and counties with a population of 50,000 or more, to implement a collection improvement program based on the OCA model program.

If you believe that you cannot pay the total fine, costs and fees at the time of judgment, you will be required to complete a financial application and provide proof of income and expenses. The information that you provide in the financial application will be verified and you will meet with a collections officer to determine your eligibility for a payment plan; the terms of the plan will be established during the interview.