Law enforcement officials today announced that San Antonio will join more than 300 cities across Texas for the 7th 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 March 1, 2013 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 or a nearby Community Link Center to clear their unpaid fines before March 1.”
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 year, the City hopes to clear more than 250,000 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 www.sanantonio.gov/court
- San Antonio Municipal Court, located at 401 S. Frio, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 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. Those individuals seeking a payment plans must appear only at Municipal Court between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. Payments are accepted by cash, check, credit card or money order.
One of two Community Link Centers:
- Las Palmas Shopping Center 803 Castroville Rd., Suite 417, Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Valley View 8523 Blanco Road, Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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.