The City of Fate Municipal Court has been reopened to the public and is following the normal business hours of 7 AM to 6 PM Monday through Thursday, and 8 AM to 12 PM Friday. The Municipal Court has enforced strict social distancing and sanitation protocols in all public areas. The Court recommends the use of wearing a face mask and only defendants or attorneys with official court business may appear. Please do not bring additional family or friends (unless the defendant is a Juvenile that needs a parent or guardian to accompany him/her).
In accordance with the Texas Supreme Court’s 18th Emergency Order, the court will begin to schedule virtual court appearances using the Zoom online video conferencing.
You must have a webcam or built-in camera with a microphone on your computer or mobile device. (Most cell phones should work.) You may also be required to download the Zoom app before the hearing begins. Please log in and join the Zoom meeting at least 10 minutes prior to the time indicated for your court appearance, with a Meeting ID and Password shown on your court notice. If you do not have a computer or smartphone or you have any questions concerning your case, court date, or other matters, please contact the court staff at 972-771-4601, ext.127 or ext.102 during business hours.
All individuals are encouraged to review the online services to see what options may be available to resolve your matter(s). Defendants may also send documents or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In all emailed correspondence with the Court please provide:
- your name,
- citation number,
- date of birth,
- and phone number.
In order to take proactive measures in preventing the spread of COVID-19, the following modifications will be made in reference to court operations:
- The court will approve all Motions for Continuance submitted in writing.
- Certain offenses may be extended to provide proof of remedied defect, past the 20 days due date of citation.
- Requests for a reset of your court date can also be made via telephone.
Municipal Court Hours
- Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. -12 p.m.
* Online payments may be made here.
To provide a forum for justice to ensure that all citizens served by the City of Fate Municipal Court are treated fairly and equally while following the guidelines provided for due process of law.
The Fate Municipal Court has jurisdiction over Class C Misdemeanors and City Ordinance Violations that occur within the corporate city limits and are punishable by fine only. 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 Fate Municipal Court. However, neither the Court nor the City of Fate 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.
Discover cases when you are eligible for a case to be dismissed.
Deferred disposition is a way of having your citation dismissed after satisfactory completion of a probationary period during which no additional convictions are received, and after all requirements imposed in the deferred order are satisfied.
Under the laws of the State of Texas, you may be able to request that one traffic violation charge be dismissed upon satisfactory completion of a driving safety course and all conditions imposed. You must first obtain permission from the Court prior to taking a driving safety course.
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