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You have ninety (90) days from the date you come in to request the Driving Safety Course (DSC) and sign the affidavit.
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If none of the following pertain to you, you will be eligible to take Defensive Driving:
1. Come to the Court Clerk window on or before your court date to request the Driving Safety Course or you may appear on your court date before the judge.
2. Plead guilty or nolo contendere (No Contest) and waive a jury trial.
3. Pay court costs in the amount of $109.00 unless the offense occurred in a school-crossing zone, then pay court costs in the amount of $134.00.
4. Present to the court a valid Texas Drivers license or permit.
5. Present to the court proof of financial responsibility in your name (automobile liability insurance).
No, you must appear before the judge on your court date.
No. If you have renewed your sticker, you will have to appear in court on your court date before the judge and present him with proof that your sticker has been renewed.
No, all resets must be done prior to the court date.
To reset a trial date, you must post a cash bond in the amount of the citation or file a motion for continuance.
No, all court dates must be reset in person. If you are attending court for the first time and have an arraignment date, the reset will be for one week and one time only. If you need more time, you must attend court on the given court date and talk to the judge about a later date.
When you come in to request the Driving Safety Course (DSC), you must pay the court costs at that time. If you are unable to pay the DSC, you will have to appear in court before the judge.
No, all warrants must be paid in full.
Yes, the City accepts payment both over the phone and online.
That will be up to the judge. They look at how long the sticker was expired and how long it took you to get them renewed. If the charge is not dismissed with a fee, the judge might reduce the fine.
Yes, there is a $3.00 service fee when you pay using a credit card.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
No, you must be on the docket. Therefore, you must come in on your court date.
If you are going to pay with someone else's credit card, the card holder must be present with a valid ID.
No, the check must be in the name of the person that received the citation and no temporary checks are accepted.
No, cell phones are not allowed in court room at all - even if they are turned off.
No, electronic devices are not allowed in the court room - even if they are turned off.
No, reading materials are not permitted in the court room.
No. If you bring your children with you to court, let the bailiff know and the judge will see you at the end of the docket.
No, marriage licenses must be obtained at a county courthouse. You may contact the Bellaire City Library for further information at 713-662-8160.
No. If you received a ticket in the City of Bellaire, you must come here to pay your ticket
You must appear in court on your court date and request deferral from the judge.
No, you must contact the Bureau of Vital Statistics.
Yes. You must be sure to request #3A.