Court: Dismissal Options


The following chart depicts all violations that can be dismissed by the court. To be considered for dismissal, the violation must be remedied and the required proof presented to the court within 20 working days of the date of the citation.

Compliance Dismissals

ViolationFine & Court CostsRequired ProofDismissal Fee
Defective equipment (any violation of Transport Code Chapter 547 not on a commercial motor vehicle$ variesCity marshal will inspect vehicle$10
Driver’s license - fail to display$141Driver’s license that was valid at the time of the citation$10
Driver’s license restriction or endorsement$ variesDriver’s license showing when restriction or endorsement was removed$10
Expired driver’s license$204Renewed driver’s license$20

Expired motor vehicle registration$234Receipt from county showing when the vehicle was registered and that the late penalty fee was paid$20
Fail to display current registration on vehicle$169City marshal will inspect vehicle$10
Fail to report change of address$181Driver’s license with new address$20
Failure to display two license plates$179City marshal will inspect the vehicle$10
Failure to maintain financial responsibility - liability insurance$306Proof of financial responsibility (liability insurance card) that the court verifies was valid at time of violationNone
License plate not visible / clearly marked$City marshal will inspect vehicle$10