San Antonio Municipal Court
Fines & Court Costs
General Information

The amount of fine the court assesses is determined only by the facts and circumstances of the case. The maximum fine for most municipal court traffic violations is $200; for penal violations —$500; for certain city ordinance violations—$2000; and for other city ordinance violations —$500.

In addition to the fine, court costs mandated by law will also be charged. These charges vary according to the kind of violation. Court costs are assessed if you plead nolo contendere, or if your case is deferred for defensive driving or probation.

If you fail to appear for a court hearing or fail to comply with a court order a Warrant or Capias Profine may be issued and you may be charged a $50.00 Warrant Fee. You may also be denied renewal of your driver license, permit or vehicle registration. Your failure to appear could also result in assessment of a denial of driver license fee.

Warrant or Capias Profine
  • A Warrant or Capias Profine Fee is $50.
Failure to Appear or Pay Fine
Fine Schedule

View the Complete Fine Schedule.

** All fines are subject to change without notice.

VIOLATION Fine Amount After 14 days
Parking Meter Expired $30.00 $40.00
Overtime Parking $35.00 $45.00
Parked in a Loading Zone $35.00 $45.00
Parked within 20ft. of Crosswalk Intersection $35.00 $45.00
Parked within 50ft. of Railroad Crossing $40.00 $50.00
Obstructing Flow of Traffic $35.00 $45.00
Parked Facing Oncoming Traffic $35.00 $45.00
Overloading Taxi Stand $35.00 $45.00
Parked in an Alley $35.00 $45.00
Double Parked $35.00 $45.00
Parked within 15ft. of a Fire Plug $85.00 $95.00
Emergency Parking Restrictions/Sacked Meter $35.00 $45.00
Blocking Street $35.00 $45.00
Blocking Driveway $35.00 $45.00
Blocking a Sidewalk $35.00 $45.00
Blocking a Fire Lane $140.00 $150.00
Parked more than 18in. from Curb/Edge of Roadway $35.00 $45.00
Parked with Tire on or Over the Curb/Edge of Roadway $35.00 $45.00
Parked during Restricted Hours $35.00 $45.00
Using Public Street for Storage $48.00 $58.00
Parked in a No Parking Zone $35.00 $45.00
No Parking This Side of Block $35.00 $45.00
Handicap Parking Violation $230.00 $240.00
Oversized Vehicle in Residential Zone with Prohibiting Sign $200.00 $210.00
Oversized Vehicle in Residential Zone (No Signs Posted) $35.00 $45.00
Parked on Front Lawn/Side Yard Setback $48.00 $58.00
Curbstone $50.00 $60.00
Garage sale Permit $42.00 $52.00
Other Violations $35.00 $45.00
** Information on this website is not to be construed as legal advice.