How to Find Out the Cost of a Speeding Ticket in Texas


Regardless of why you received a speeding ticket in Texas, you have two options for handling the fine: admit guilt and pay the ticket, or contest it in court. If you pay the ticket, there are three ways to find out the cost of a Texas speeding ticket.

Look on the ticket. Whether a police officer handed you the ticket or you received it in the mail, the speeding ticket will indicate the amount of the fine you need to pay. Usually the ticket lists the amount of the fine next to the violation you committed. This chart of possible violations and fines are on the front of the ticket, in the middle of the page.

Check your local court’s schedule of fines for traffic violations (see "References"). All Texas municipal courts post a schedule of traffic fines and processing fees on their websites. Search your local government’s courts portal, or visit your municipal court’s offices to get a copy of the schedule of fines. Ask court staff for the list of fines for traffic violations, as Texas courts publish a schedule of fines for non-traffic violations as well.

Call your local district court. The staff working at your municipal court’s offices can help you find out the cost of your Texas speeding ticket and tell you how much you owe in traffic fines. Be sure to have your speeding ticket handy when you call, so staff can answer your question quickly. If you misplaced your speeding ticket, expect staff to ask you identifying information such as your name and driver’s license number to look up your ticket in the court’s system.

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