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Schedule of Fines

Violations listed below may be eligible for dismissal under certain circumstances. See "Offenses Subject to Dismissal" section below for further information
(PERSONS UNDER 17 YEARS OF AGE AND OFFENSES CONCERNING MINORS MUST CONTACT COURT)

WARNING: IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR IN COURT OR FAIL TO PAY AS REQUIRED BY LAW A WARRANT MAY BE ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST WITH A WARRANT REIMBURSEMENT FEE OF $50.00 ADDED FOR EACH CHARGE. YOU MAY BE DENIED THE RENEWAL OF YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE OR PRIVILEGE TO OBTAIN ONE, AND MAY BE ASSESSED A $10.00 OMNI REIMBURSEMENT FEE FOR EACH CASE AND/OR YOUR CASE(S) MAY BE FORWARDED TO A COLLECTION AGENCY.

ViolationTotal Costs/Fines/Fees
Speeding
$10.00 per mile over speed limit plus Court Costs OR Call Court or Visit Website
Speed greater than 94 mph Call Court or Visit Website
Speeding in School Zone
$20.00 per mile over speed limit plus Court Costs OR Call Court or Visit Website
10 mph or more above speed limit Call Court or Visit Website
Ran Red Light or Stop Sign $286.00
Unsafe Speed/Fail to Control Speed $336.00
Construction Zone/Work Zone with workers present Court Costs+2XFine
No Seatbelt - Driver/Passenger 15yrs + $186.00
No Seatbelt - Operator allow Minor (Under 17 yrs.) without restraint $286.00
Child Under 8 Not in Safety Seat - 1st Offense $286.00
Radar Interference device - Commercial Vehicles $581.00
Violations listed below may be eligible for dismissal under certain circumstances. See "Offenses Subject to Dismissal" section below for further information
Expired License Plate/Registration $181.00
Expired Driver's License $233.00
Fail to Change Address on Driver's License $188.00
Fail to Display Driver's License $236.00
No Driver's License $188.00
Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility - 1st $266.00
Disabled Parking $516 or $521
Offenses Subject to Dismissal with proof of compliance (receipt) and payment of Dismissal Compliance FineDismissal Compliance Fine
Operate Vehicle without Regis. Insignia - No Registration -This charge may be dismissed if corrected by appearance date $10.00
Wrong/Obscured License Plate -This charge may be dismissed if corrected by appearance date $10.00
Expired License Plate/Registration - This charge may be dismissed if corrected by 20th business day after offense date or by appearance date with proof of registration and penalty paid. $20.00
Expired Driver's License - This charge may be dismissed if corrected by 20th business day after offense date or by the appearance date $20.00
Fail to Change Name/Address on D.L. - This charge may be dismissed if corrected by 20th business day after offense date $20.00
Fail to Display Driver's License - This charge shall be dismissed if proof of valid D.L. is supplied for offense date $10.00
Violation of Special Restrictions/Endorsement D.L. - This charge may be dismissed if DPS removes the restriction/endorsement by appearance date with proof $10.00
Equipment Violation - This charge may be dismissed if corrected by Appearance Date -This excludes Commercial Vehicles $10.00
Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility - 1st Offense-This charge may be dismissed with proof of Insurance coverage valid at the time of offense at no charge $0.00
Display expired disabled parking placard-expired less than 60 days - This charge shall be dismissed if corrected by 20th business day after offense date or by appearance date. $20.00

If your violation doesn't appear in the lists above, please contact the court for more information.

The Judge cannot discuss your citation with you. Clerical staff is available to discuss procedural questions only.
The Judge, including staff, cannot give legal advice.
If you have questions about the law, please consult with an attorney.

Driving Safety Course (DSC) or Motorcycle Operator Training Course (MOTC) Information

The following charges are not eligible for dismissal through DSC or MOTC: Speeding 25 mph over limit or more than 94 mph, Passing a School Bus, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Vehicle Damage, Failure to Give Information and Render Aid, or Construction/Maintenance Work Zone offenses with workers present. CDL holders are not eligible for DSC dismissal.

  • You must enter a plea of no contest or guilty in person or by mail, submit this form SIGNED and NOTARIZED, along with Court Costs (call the Court for the amount) + $10.00 non-refundable DSC Reimbursement Fee, provide valid proof of insurance with your name on the policy, enclose proof of a valid Texas non-commercial driver's license or be an active duty member/dependent of the U.S. Military Forces and present proof. All documentation is due to the Court on or before the appearance date on the citation.
  • If submitting your request by mail, it must be postmarked on or before the appearance date on the citation.
  • To satisfy the deferred proceedings at the conclusion of the 90 days, you must present Type 3A driving record from the Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas.gov) and signed “Court Copy” of the DSC certificate

Payment Method for All Transactions

Exact Cash (if paying in person), Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check (No Temporary Checks) or Credit Card (Plus Convenience fee).
Some Online Credit/Debit Card Payments can be made at https://www.traviscountytx.gov/justices-of-peace/online-payments/.

Alternate Methods to Satisfy Judgment

An indigent defendant convicted of a fine-only offense may seek alternative methods of satisfying the judgment: a payment plan; performance of community service; or reduction/waiver of the fine and/or court cost. Anyone interested in these options should contact the Court for further information. (as of 01/01/2020)

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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3

8656-B West Hwy 71
Austin, Texas 78735 (Map)

Hours

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

Lobby Hours: 
By Appointment Only. Please contact the court to schedule an appointment.
All visitors are required to wear a mask while in the building per Texas Supreme Court courthouse operation rules.

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JP3 reserves the right to adjust filing fees. Fees may be adjusted contingent on the accuracy of "Filing Codes" or "Optional Services" elected by the filer.

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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