San Antonio Municipal Court
Warrant FAQ's
Questions regarding specific options such as probation or defensive driving can only be answered by making an appearance in court or through the mail.
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Payments may be made in person, on-line, or by mail. Appear at the cashier in Municipal Court between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. You can mail a check or money order for the full amount, made out to the City of San Antonio (COSA).
Any arrangements other than full payment can only be made by a court appearance either in person or through the mail; this cannot be accomplished over the phone. Please see the Court's hours for appearance times.

Whether it will appear on the driving record will depend on the Judge's decision on that particular case.

Defendants with outstanding warrants are subject to arrest at any time. Individuals are encouraged to appear at Municipal Court to take care of their tickets and are generally not arrested.
Forward a letter to Municipal Court, 401 S. Frio St., San Antonio, Texas 78207. The correspondence should include:
  • Your Name, Address, and Date of Occupancy
  • Copy of Warrant for arrest letter
  • Reasons your address is not the correct address of the defendant
  • Known information or relationship to the subject
The San Antonio Police Department serves arrest warrants, not the Municipal Court. Contact SAPD for assistance at 210.207.7484.
Visitors are checked for warrants prior to access. Come to Municipal Court prior to the Bexar County Jail to make arrangements or to pay for the outstanding warrant(s).
Credit for jail time served is determined by a judge. Forward a letter to:

San Antonio Municipal Court, Office of the Presiding Judge, 401 S. Frio St., Rm. 201, San Antonio, Texas 78207 stating your request. The defendant must plead guilty and include name, date of birth, the violation number, the date of incarceration, and expected release date.
If the Court has placed a hold on your driver's license with the Texas Department of Public Safety because of an outstanding warrant, you must (1) pay the fine/court costs; or (2) come to court and speak to a judge in order to release the hold.

The Magistrate determines which and how many tickets can be cleared by jail credit and advises defendants at the time of incarceration. If it is believed that time was served for the tickets currently showing warrants, bring the release papers to the judge to request adjudication and jail credit.

** Information on this website is not to be construed as legal advice.