Municipal Court


To provide a forum for justice to ensure that all citizens served by the City of Fate Municipal Court are treated fairly and equally while following the guidelines provided for due process of law.

The City of Fate Municipal Court is open to the public.  Normal business hours are 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Thursday, and 8 AM to 12 PM Friday. 

  • The Municipal Court continues to enforce strict social distancing and sanitation protocols in public areas. 
  • The Court encourages the use of wearing a face mask. 
  • The Court recommends that only defendants or attorneys with official court business appear (unless the defendant is a Juvenile that needs a parent or guardian to accompany him/her).

As an option, the Fate Municipal Court continues to hold virtual court appearances using Zoom online video conferencing.

  • **Note: To request a virtual hearing, the court requires that this request be made in writing by email, mail, or in person. For more information, please contact the court. This request must be made at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled court date. **
  • You must have a webcam or built-in camera with a microphone on your computer or mobile device.  (Most cell phones should work.) 
  • You are required to download the Zoom app before the hearing begins.  
  • Please log in and join the Zoom meeting at least 10 minutes prior to the time indicated for your court appearance, with a Meeting ID and Password shown on your court notice. 
  • If you do not have a computer or smartphone or have any questions concerning your case, court date, or other matters, please contact the court staff at 972-771-4601, ext.127 or ext.102 during business hours.

Defendants may also send documents or questions to [email protected]

In all emailed correspondence with the Court please provide:

  •  your name, 
  • address, 
  • citation number,
  • date of birth, 
  • and phone number.

View the Municipal Court Plan for Reopening

Municipal Court Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
  • Friday: 8 a.m. -12 p.m.

* Online payments may be made here.

User Notice

The Fate Municipal Court has jurisdiction over Class C Misdemeanors and City Ordinance Violations that occur within the corporate city limits and are punishable by fine only. Nothing contained herein is intended to be nor should be construed as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.

The information on this site is compiled and made available as a public service by the Fate Municipal Court. However, neither the Court nor the City of Fate makes any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information herein, and is not responsible for errors or omissions, or for results obtained from the use of this information. Distribution of the information does not constitute such a warranty. Use of the information is the sole responsibility of the user.
  1. Compliance Dismissal
  2. Deferred Disposition
  3. Driving Safety Course
  4. Forms and Resources
  5. Payment of Fines
  6. Plea Information

Compliance Dismissals must be remedied within 20 business days from the date the citation was issued. 

Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility and No Driver’s License

* Provide proof of Valid Insurance or Valid Driver's License

* No fee

Expired Driver’s License

* Provide proof of Valid Driver's License
* $20

Failure to Display Driver's License

* Provide proof of Valid Driver's License
* $10

Failure to Change Address or Name on Driver's License

 * Provide proof of Change
* $20 

Expired Registration

* Provide proof of Registration and payment of late registration penalty
* $20

Defective Equipment

* Provide proof that defect has been repaired
* $10