Law enforcement officials today announced that San Antonio will join more than 300 cities across Texas for the 8th Annual Statewide Warrant Roundup. Individuals with outstanding Class C fines related to misdemeanor violations such as traffic violations and City ordinance violations will have from now until Feb. 28, 2014 to submit payment under a pre-roundup grace period without fear of arrest.
“It is not too late for individuals to take care of their outstanding warrants. We offer this grace period as an opportunity for individuals to pay their fines before the enforcement phase begins,” said Fred Garcia, Municipal Court Clerk. “We are urging those individuals to come to Municipal Court to clear their unpaid fines before February 28.”
Each year, the City’s Municipal Court teams up with the Marshall Unit and the Police Department to conduct a Warrant Roundup in an effort to clear outstanding warrants. This number also includes those individuals who reside in Bexar County, but have outstanding Municipal Court warrants from the City of San Antonio.
During the pre-roundup grace period, individuals with outstanding traffic warrants have a variety of options to pay their citations:
· Online at sanantonio.gov/ecommerce/court.
· In person at San Antonio Municipal Court, located at 401 S. Frio, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, February 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Individuals do not have to present their original citation; however, the person appearing before the court must be the individual charged with the violation. *Individuals seeking to speak to court staff or a judge about a payment plan must appear only at Municipal Court, 401 S. Frio St., Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., or Saturday, February 22, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Payments are accepted by cash, check, credit card or money order.
· Through Valley View Satellite Court, located at 8523 Blanco Rd., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
· For warrant information, you may call the Court, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (210) 207-2023 or (210) 207-2025
The enforcement period will begin March 3, 2014 and end on March 7, 2014. During this period, law enforcement officers will arrest individuals at their home, office or anywhere else they may be found.
Civilian volunteers from the San Antonio Police Department’s Volunteers in Policing Program will make courtesy telephone calls informing individuals with outstanding warrants of the upcoming warrant roundup. In addition, Municipal Court will mail notices informing individuals of their outstanding warrants.
To determine if there is an outstanding warrant, individuals charged with an offense may call (210) 207-2023 or (210) 207-2025. To hear a pre-recorded message with Court location and hours of operation, call (210) 207-8970.