Travis County Tax Office

Court costs, fines and fees frequently asked questions

Can I sign up for a payment plan?

 

Yes. Complete and submit the Request for Payment Extension form online or visit the collection office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center, 509 W. 11th St., Gault Annex, Room 1.300.

What forms of payment are accepted?

 
  • Credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Debit cards that display a MasterCard or Visa logo (no ATM cards)
  • Electronic bill payments you set up from your bank or credit union
  • Cashier’s check or money order payable to: Travis County Centralized Collections. Payers must include the following:
    • Your complete mailing address
    • Your phone number with area code
    • Your signature, if required
  • Cash:

How do I know which court to pay?

 

Look for your case (cause) number located on the court’s final judgment, your citation or any letter you received from Travis County collections.

Every document associated with your case, including the record of your payments, links to your cause number. You will find the number on your citation, final court judgment and usually on any court documents related to your case.

Your number begins with a letter and it’s that letter, the prefix to the number, that tells you what court you will pay.

The prefix letter determines which Court to pay:

  • D = District Courts Felonies: Criminal and Civil
    • Example: D-1-GN-XX-XXXXXX
  • C = County Courts at Law Misdemeanors: Class A or B, Criminal or Civil
    • Example:  C-1-CR-XX-XXXXXX
  • J = Justices of the Peace Misdemeanors: Class C, Criminal
    • Example: JX-CR-XX-XXXXXX

Pay for District and County Civil bond forfeitures cases at:

Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center
509 W. 11th St., Gault Annex, Room 1.300
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 854-2400
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Pay for County Courts at Law cases at:

Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center
509 W. 11th St., Gault Annex, Room 1.300
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 854-4476
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Pay for Justice of the Peace cases at:

Travis County Tax Office
5501 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751

Phone: (512) 854-9473
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What should I do if I received a “demand letter” in my civil case?

 

Contact a civil collection specialist by:

  • Phone: (512) 854-2400
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  • In person from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at:

Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center
509 W. 11th St., Gault Annex, Room 1.300
Austin, TX 78701

How can I view documents related to my county case?

 

How can I view documents related to my district case?

 
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