San Antonio Municipal Court (SAMC)

 

The San Antonio Municipal Court is a Court of Record and operates as the judicial branch of the City of San Antonio. It is committed to administering justice in a fair, efficient, and timely manner. Court services are available in person, online, by email, via interactive Court Video Kiosks and through regular mail.

The following services are available to resolve your citation:

1.            In Person at a Court Location

      Courthouse- 401 S. Frio St., San Antonio, Texas 78207

You must appear on the court date and time of your citation or summons. If you contest your violation, you may request that the court set your case for trial. If you do not contest the violation, you may be able to resolve your violation by requesting a driver safety course, deferred disposition, a partial payment, payment plan or community service. Cash, personal check, money order, cashiers check or major credit card are accepted as payment.

      Parking Court- To contest a citation you must appear in court between 8:00am to 10:00am or 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Parking citation(s) are a civil offense and payment will not appear on your state driving record. You may review or pay parking tickets online by clicking this link. If the vehicle described in the ticket was sold or stolen when the ticket was issued, complete this affidavit (en español) and send it along with supporting documentation to the address described on the affidavit.

      Valley View Community Link Center (located at the intersection of West Ave. and Blanco)

A Municipal Court Judge is available to resolve your citation. Click this link to view times and requirements. 

2.       Video Kiosk

You may resolve your traffic citation by speaking to a judge at one of three interactive video kiosk. You may request from the judge deferred disposition (probation) or a driver safety course. Payment can only be made by major credit cards. The video kiosks are operational Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm; Saturday 8:00am to 12:00noon.

H-E-B plus!            10718 Potranco Rd. (near Loop 1604)
H-E-B                     3323 SE Military Dr. (near IH 37)
H-E-B                     14087 O’Connor Rd. (at Nacogdoches)

3.       Online Payment Service

The Online Payment System allows you to resolve certain cases without the necessity of a court appearance. If you wish to contest your citation, you must appear in court on the date and time stated on the citation.  The Online Payment Service requires you to waive your right to jury trial and enter a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. An online convenience fee of $4.00 will be added to every online payment transaction.

4.          By Mail

You may make a request in writing to the court before your court date as assigned on your citation or summons. It is recommended that the court receive your correspondence at least 5 days before your court date. Pursuant to Code of Criminal Proc. Art. 27.14 a payment of a fine constitutes a plea of nolo contendere, a waiver of a jury trial and a finding of guilty.