MUNICIPAL COURT DRESS CODE:
Hats, caps, shorts, cutoffs, T-shirts and tank tops are not permitted in the courtroom. In addition, all cell phones must be turned off during court proceedings.
Seating is limited in the courtroom. Do not bring friends or relatives if it’s not necessary.
Please allow three business days, from the date of your citation, if you need to contact the court regarding your citation.
Most payments can be made in person at the Bulverde Municipal Court, online or by mail; additionally, you may use the 24-hour drop box located at the City Hall building to the right of the front doors.
The court clerks can’t authorize payment plans. If you need to make payment arrangements, you must appear in court on your designated court date. Without prior authorization from the Judge and/or Prosecutor, all payments must be made in full on the due date/court date.
FORMS OF PAYMENT:
Cash, money order, cashier’s check, credit or debit card payments are accepted. A 4% processing fee is assessed to the total amount when paying with a credit or debit card. Warrants are not cleared until the full payment is received. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED.
- For money orders & cashier's checks, make payable to: City of Bulverde
NOTICE: By paying your citation online, you will entering a NOLO CONTENDRE plea and waving your rights to a jury trial. Your violation will be recorded as a conviction and reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
WHERE TO PAY:
Bulverde City Hall
by CLICKING HERE.
Bulverde Municipal Court
There are several violations that can be dismissed with proof of compliance. Some of those violations are: Expired Registration, Expired Driver License, No Driver License, Fail to Change Address, Fail to Display Driver License, as well as several others. If you have remedied the deficiency, you do not have to wait for your court date to handle the ticket. Save yourself some time and take care of it prior to your court date.
Below is a list of some of the more common dismissible violations and the associated dismissal fees:
- Expired Registration: Provide proof of renewal, pay $20.00
- Expired Driver License: Provide proof of renewal, pay $20.00
- Fail To Display Driver License: Provide Proof of DL, pay $10.00
- Fail To Change Address on Driver License: Provide Proof of correction, pay $20.00
- No Driver License: Provide Proof of License, pay $10.00
- Fail To Maintain Financial Responsibility (No Proof of Insurance): Provide proof of valid motor vehicle insurance for the date of your ticket covering the vehicle operated when the citation was issued or covering the person the citation was issued to, even if for a different vehicle – violation is dismissed – no fee
DEFERRED DISPOSITION - (Cost of ticket plus $50.00)
The Deferred Disposition option can be requested by mail or in person.
Deferred Disposition (Probation) is an option in which the Judge requires the defendant to adhere to certain terms and conditions. Not all violations are eligible for this option.
Below is a list of violations that do NOT require a court appearance to request a Deferred Disposition. Full payment is expected at time of the request, unless you plan to appear in court to request payment options from the Judge.
- 90 day deferral period
- Speeding violations can’t be for 25 mph or more over the posted speed limit
- You can’t hold a Texas Commercial Driver License
- Violation cannot have occurred in a construction zone when workers were present
- Must have a valid Texas driver license
- If you are under the age of 25 you will also be required to complete a driving safety course as a condition of your deferred disposition
Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility (no insurance)
- 180 day deferral period
- You can’t hold a Texas Commercial Driver License
- Must have proof of valid motor vehicle insurance in your name at the time of request
- Must maintain insurance coverage for the duration of the deferral period without a lapse in coverage
Transportation Code violations other than those listed above.
HOW TO MAKE A DEFERRED DISPOSITION REQUEST:
- IN PERSON: Be prepared to make full payment; feel free to call ahead for the amount. We will process all documents required for this option during your visit.
- MAIL: Submit a written request. Your request must include:
- Your plea of No Contest or Guilty
- Indicate your request is for Deferred Disposition
- Your citation number
- Your signature
- Payment (money order or cashier's check), NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED.
- EMAIL: Email the court here, with the following:
- Signed and completed Deferred Disposition Application (attached here)
- Copy of Drivers License (CDL holders are not eligible)
- Copy of current proof of vehicle insurance (if received a violation for no insurance)
Request by email WILL NOT be accepted for the following offenses, you MUST appear IN PERSON:
- 26 miles or more over the posted speed limit
- Any offense by a holder of a CDL (Commercial Drivers License)
- Passing a school bus
- Any traffic violation that occurred in a construction zone with workers present
- Non-traffic cases
- Juvenile cases (must appear in person with a parent or guardian)
** The court will respond, by mail (or provided email address), with an agreement that indicates the conditions of your deferral.
** Please note: you may apply for deferred disposition prior to your scheduled appearance date.
DRIVING SAFETY COURSE:
---> YOU MUST REQUEST THIS OPTION FROM THE COURT BEFORE TAKING THE COURSE.
If you are interested in taking a Driving Safety Course to have your citation dismissed, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must have a valid Texas driver’s license that is not a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), or be active duty military personnel, including spouses and dependent children, with a current, valid military ID
- You must have motor vehicle insurance with your name on the policy (i.e., the insurance policy cannot be a corporate insurance or fleet insurance policy; your name must appear on the proof statement as an individually insured driver on the policy)
- You may NOT have taken a DSC within the previous 12 months from the date of issue of your citation
- The violation was not committed in a construction zone when workers were present
- Alleged speed cannot be 25 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit
If you meet the above criteria, you may request a Driving Safety Course ON or BEFORE the appearance date on your citation. Requests may be made in person, by mail or email.
- Notarized Application for Defensive Driving (attach THIS application)
- A copy of your valid Texas driver's license or permit (or valid out-of-state DL and valid active-duty military ID)
- A copy of your proof of motor vehicle insurance that whos you are an insured driver on the policy (no fleet or corporate blanket insurance policies will be accepted unless your name is printed on the proof card as a covered driver on the policy)
Confirmation email will be sent with approval (please allow up to 3 business days for processing)