Court & Detention Services - Location & Hours
Payments by mail are accepted with postmark dates honored. Online payments may be made at www.dallascityhall.com.
Full citation payments, attorney and cash bonds for arrested defendants will be accepted at the City Detention Center at 1600 Chestnut. Open 24/7, including weekends and holidays.
Customer Service Window Operating Hours Information
- Court & Detention Services Municipal Building
2014 Main, 1st floor
Dallas, Texas 75201
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
24 hour information number - (214) 670-0109
Doors to Building Open at 7:30 AM
Proof or Plea Court Hours are: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM -10:45 AM and 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Friday, 8:30 AM -10:45 AM and Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
You must be within the first 21 days of receipt of citation and have a copy of your citation.
Cash and Surety Bonds will be processed at the Dallas Marshal's Office 24 hours daily, 7 days a week including holidays for Arrested Defendants Only at the listed location:
Dallas Marshal’s Office
1600 Chestnut Street
Dallas, Texas 75226
The following dates represent the days during the calendar year whereby there will be no Proof or Plea court in session in the Municipal Courts for the City of Dallas. This list does not represent closing dates for the building nor the department.
June 6, 2013
June 7, 2013
July 4, 2013
August 31, 2013
September 2, 2013
September 28, 2013
September 30, 2013
October 11, 2013
November 28, 2013
November 29, 2013
November 30, 2013
December 23, 2013
December 24, 2013
December 25, 2013
January 1, 2014
The following forms of picture identification are Acceptable Picture Identification for persons
conducting business at the customer service windows:
- Valid Texas or Out of State Driver's License
- Mexican Driver's License or Matrícula Consular
- Valid Texas or Out of State Identification
- Military Identification
- Current U.S. University Identification (Colleges), etc.
- Immigration Resident
- Mexican Voter Registration
- Texas Department of Corrections Parolee Card
- Current U.S. Government Issued Identification
- Concealed Handgun License
Please note that an expired driver's license will suffice only for setting a court date.
APPROPRIATE ATTIRE FOR JUVENILES:
MALES: SLACKS AND COLLARED SHIRTS
FEMALES: DRESSES, BLOUSE WITH SKIRTS, SLACKS, OR PANTSUITS
NO SHORTS, TANKTOPS, OR PANTS WORN BELOW THE WAISTLINE
FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN YOUR REMOVAL FROM THE COURTROOM
A CHILD AND PARENT OR GUARDIAN IS REQUIRED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE COURT AND HAS AN OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE THE COURT IN WRITING WITH THE CURRENT ADDRESS AND RESIDENCE OF THE CHILD.
THE OBLIGATION DOES NOT END WHEN THE CHILD REACHES 17. ON OR BEFORE THE SEVENTH DAY AFTER THE DATE THE CHILD OR PARENT OR GUARDIAN CHANGES RESIDENCE. THE CHILD OR PARENT OR GUARDIAN SHALL NOTIFY THE COURT OF THE CURRENT ADDRESS IN THE MANNER DIRECTED BY THE COURT. A VIOLATION OF THE SUBSECTION MAY RESULT IN AN ARREST AND IS A CLASS C MISDEMEANOR. THE OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE NOTICE TERMINATES ON DISCHARGE AND SATISFACTION OF THE JUDGMENT OR FINAL DISPOSITION OF THE CASE.
APPROPRIATE ATTIRE FOR ADULTS:
ALL PERSONS ENTERING A COURTROOM SHALL BE CLEAN AND DRESSED IN A MANNER THAT SHOWS DIGNITY AND RESPECT FOR THE COURT. UNACCEPTABLE ATTIRE INCLUDES: SHORTS; CUT-OFFS; FLIP FLOP STYLE SHOES; T-SHIRTS; MUSCLE SHIRTS; TUBE TOPS; HALTER TOPS; ATHLETIC/GYMNASIUM ATTIRE; TANK TOPS; CAPS; HATS; DROOPING/SAGGY PANTS; CLOTHING INDICATING GANG AFFILIATION OR CONTAINING OFFENSIVE, VULGAR, RACIST, SEXIST, OR OBSCENE LANGUAGE; AND SHIRTS THAT ARE NOT TUCKED IN.
PROHIBITED ITEMS IN THE COURT BUILDING
EXCEPTION: PLASTIC OR ROUND-BLADED BUTTER KNIVES, ETC…
EXAMPLES: BOX CUTTERS, UTILITY KNIVES, ETC…
EXAMPLES: METAL SCISSORS WITH POINTED-TIPS AND BLADES
WHICH ARE LONGER THAN FOUR INCHES, ETC…
EXAMPLES: BASEBALL BATS, BOWS AND ARROWS, GOLF CLUBS,
POOL CUE STICKS, HOCKEY STICKS AND SKI POLES, ETC…
FIREARMS & GUNS
EXAMPLES: ALL FIREARMS & GUNS TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED
TO STARTER PISTOLS, REPLICAS OF FIREARMS, FLARES,
FLARE-GUNS, PELLET OR BB-GUNS, AMMUNITION, ETC…
EXAMPLES: HAMMERS, SCREW DRIVERS, DRILLS, SAWS, PLIERS,
MARTIAL ARTS & SELF-DEFENSE WEAPONS
EXAMPLES: BRASS KNUCKLES, BILLY CLUBS, MACE, THROWING
STARS, KUBATONS, NUNCHAKUS, BLACK JACKS, ETC…