How to Handle Your Ticket

New!  Clerk Office Hours  
Court Clerk office observes the same closures and holidays as City Hall.

Effective November 27, 2023
Monday - Thursday 
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
CLOSED

Municipal Court Address:
142 N. Ohio Street (Clerk Office)
112 N. Colorado Street (Courtroom) 
Celina, Texas  75009

Court Email:  court@celina-tx.gov
Court Phone:  (972) 382-2962

Most tickets can now be handled online.  Handling your ticket online satisfies the appearance date on the ticket.  Refer to the following information to see if you qualify.   


  • Allow up to THREE (3) BUSINESS DAYS for the court to receive your ticket before submitting request(s) online or contacting the court with any questions.  
  • Clerks cannot assist you with your ticket before it is filed with the court.  
  • Once your ticket is filed, any and all communication must come from the defendant or an attorney representing the defendant.
THE FOLLOWING MUST APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGE.  APPEARANCE DATE ON THE TICKET DOES NOT APPLY.

  1. (1) Juveniles (Age 16 & Under) - All Offenses
  2. (2) Minors (Under Age 21) - Alcohol Offenses, Minor Public Intoxication, & Minor Driving Under the Influence
  3. (3) Assault - Family Violence

A court date will be mailed/emailed to the address on file with the court.  

CLICK HERE to update contact information / add email address.


I want to handle my ticket online, do I have to appear or call the court? 

If you handle your ticket online, you do not need to appear in person or call the court unless you do not receive a response from the court within 3 business days after submitting a request/submittal.   


Can my ticket be dismissed? 


If your ticket does not qualify for a dismissal, review the plea information and determine your plea. 


After you determine your plea, review the four options below.


Option #1

Pay Ticket (Final Judgment)
(No Contest or Guilty Plea)

Be advised that payment will result in a conviction and forfeits any right to request a Driving Safety Course or Deferred Disposition for possible dismissal of your ticket. A conviction of an offense under a traffic law of this State or political subdivision of this State may be reported to DPS.  


Offense Fee Chart - Final Judgment

CLICK HERE for Amount - Final Judgment

  • Pay Online (The Payment Group):  CLICK HERE to Pay Online 
  • Pay by Phone (The Payment Group):  1-800-444-1187  
  • Mail:  (1) Enter a plea using the plea form on your ticket.   (2) Check or Money Order payable to Celina Municipal Court
  • Pay at clerk window:  Forms of payment:  Cash, Check, Money Order, or Credit Card.  (A convenience fee applies to debit or credit card transactions.)

Option #2

Driving Safety Course
(No Contest or Guilty Plea)


Option #3 

Deferred Disposition
(No Contest or Guilty Plea)


Option #4  

Set for Trial 
(Not Guilty Plea) 

  • Enter a Not Guilty plea using the online Court Date Request form or the plea form on your ticket.  Plea of Not Guilty can be submitted by email, mail, or in person.  Once a court date is determined, a docket notice will be mailed/emailed to the address on file with the court.  CLICK HERE for Court Date Request 


INABILITY TO PAY FINE/COSTS IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND.

If you qualify, the Judge may allow you to pay the fees in installments.  If you are determined by the Judge to have insufficient resources or income to pay, the Judge may provide you other ways to discharge the fine and costs.  Contact the Court Clerk for information.


 Nothing contained herein is intended to be nor should be construed as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. The information on this site is compiled and made available as a public service by the Celina Municipal Court. However, neither the Court nor the City of Celina makes any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information herein, and is not responsible for errors or omissions, or for results obtained from the use of this information. Distribution of the information does not constitute such a warranty. Use of the information is the sole responsibility of the user.