METHODS OF PAYMENT
Court Office – You may pay in cash, credit card, personal check, money order or cashier’s check. No personal checks are accepted on payments of warrants. Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mail – You may mail in your payment made out to the order of Katy Municipal Court. DO NOT SEND CASH. No personal checks are accepted on payment of warrants.
On-Line Search and Payment System
If you are paying a Warrant of Arrest online, it is important that you read this information page BEFORE paying.
You may pay an active warrant of arrest using this online payment system, but you are still subject to arrest until the Judge has accepted your payment as a plea of guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) and the case has been processed. The court will usually receive your online payment the following business day; however, on weekends and holidays your payment will not be processed until the next business day following the weekend or holiday. No payment is considered received until the Judge signs the judgment.
NOTICE: PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT VOLUNTARY ONLINE PAYMENT WILL RESULT IN A CONVICTION AND WILL BE REPORTED TO THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND FORFEITS ANY RIGHT TO REQUEST DRIVING SAFETY CLASS OR DEFERRED DISPOSITION FOR POSSIBLE DISMISSAL OF YOUR CITATION.
Please be aware that paying your ticket online counts as a plea of guilty.
By entering a plea of guilty or no contest, you are declining to request any discovery in your case.
Paying a traffic fine will result in a conviction being entered on your record.
If you are experiencing difficulties paying online it is your responsibility to contact the Municipal Court to ensure your citation is taken care of in a timely manner.
If you wish to plea Not Guilty, do NOT make payment of your fine. You must appear to Court in person and plead Not Guilty in front of the Prosecutor. You will come to two pre-trial settings after your initial arraignment and then either a Jury Trial or a Bench Trial.
Any payment plans must be requested on your court date from the Judge. You cannot request a payment plan at the window with the court clerks.
JUVENILES: All juveniles are required to appear in open court for all proceedings in their case(s). The parent/guardian of any juvenile charged in municipal court is required to be present in court with his or her child.