Due to COVID-19, Ferris Municipal Court will not have in-person Docket Settings. All scheduled court appearances will be done virtually via Zoom.

At this time, we are NOT hosting Jury Trials.

BEFORE YOU ARE ABLE TO VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH THE JUDGE, A COURT CLERK MUST BE PRESENT. PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT AT 972-544-2323 TO INITIATE THE PROCESS, THANK YOU. 

  • If you are using a phone, you must download the zoom app and allow microphone and camera access.

  • If you are using a PC, you must have a webcam, microphone, and speakers. (most laptops have this) at https://zoom.us/join, 

 

Once you are ready to conference the Judge, use the meeting number below:

Zoom Meeting ID: 582 661 129 

SCHEDULED ON AN ATTORNEY DOCKET OR PRE-TRIAL DOCKET?

You are REQUIRED to join in on a Video Docket. A notice was mailed to you with this information, or you can call and confirm with the court at 972-544-2323.

  • Attorney Dockets will be held at 1:00 p.m. CST per the Notice that was mailed to you. 

IF AN OFFER IS NOT AGREED ON OR RECEIVED BY 12:00 PM ON THE APPEARANCE DATE- YOU ARE REQUIRED TO APPEAR ON ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE FOR THE COURT APPEARANCE TO AVOID FURTHER ACTION

  • Pre-Trial Dockets will be held at 3:00 p.m. CST per the Notice that was mailed to you.

You are REQUIRED to APPEAR on Zoom video Conference to AVOID FURTHER ACTION 

Zoom Meeting ID: 246 635 6150 

Have a Citation and want to know your options?

If you are a Juvenile Defendant (Age 17 or younger)

you MUST call the Court, with a parent, to schedule a

Court Date to see the Judge, Thank you.

To Pay citation in Full as a Guilty Judgment Click Here 

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Or you may call Traffic Payment to pay over the phone at 1-800-444-1187

Want to keep your Citation off of your Driving Record?

DSC 

REQUEST

 To process a DSC (Driver Safety Course) Request:

 

  • You must hold a Valid Class C TEXAS Driver's License

  • You must have Current Auto Insurance showing your name listed as a Covered Driver.​

  • You cannot have taken the Driver Safety Course in the past 12 months.

  • A Cashier's Check or Money Order for $144.00 ($169.00 for School Zone Violations)

  • WE DO NOT ACCEPT Personal Checks or Mailed in Cash 

 

** If you were traveling 25 mph or more over the speed limit, you are not eligible.

Once you have completed and submitted your DSC Cert of Completion and Certified Driving Record, your case along with any balance will be Dismissed. 

DD 

REQUEST

 To process a Deferred Disposition Request:

 

  • You must hold a Valid form of Identification

  • You will be placed on a 180 day probation

  • $50 will be added to your total Fine amount per Violation.

  • If you are 25 years old or Younger, you are required to complete a Driver Safety Course as a condition of a Deferred Disposition.

  • WE DO NOT ACCEPT Personal Checks or Mailed in Cash

** If you were traveling 25 mph or more over the speed limit, you are not eligible.

 

Want to Contest your citation?

BENCH

TRIAL

A Bench Trial is a Non-Jury Trial where a Defendant wants the Judge to hear the case evidence, and is done in a Court setting in front of the Prosecutor and the Judge.

You are entering a Plea of Not Guilty and you are requesting a Bench Trial

 

  • You must complete the Plea form and mail/ deliver to the Court Offices

  • You will be placed on a Pre-Trial Docket to appear in Court

  • After Completing a Pre-Trial Court Appearance, you will be scheduled for your Bench Trial.

 

A Jury Trial is a Trial where a Defendant can plea his/her case in front of a panel of their peers and wants their decision to be made by the Jury Panel. This is done in a Court setting in front of the Prosecutor, Judge, and six Jurors.

You are entering a Plea of Not Guilty and you are requesting a Jury Trial

 

  • You must complete the Plea form and mail/ deliver to the Court Offices

  • You will be placed on a Pre-Trial Docket to appear in Court

  • After Completing a Pre-Trial Court Appearance, you will be scheduled for your Jury Trial.

 

JURY

TRIAL

Need more options?

PAYMENTS

REQUEST

Payment Plan Request:

  • Will close as a Guilty Judgment

  • you have the option to pay in full within 30 days, otherwise a $15 Time Payment Fee will be added on the 31st day. 

  • Payment made monthly of $100 until case is paid in full

  • These payments can be paid using Traffic Payment 

  • If you have an ACTIVE WARRANT, call the Court for more payment options

 

COMMUNITY

SERVICE

The Presiding Judge will use the Community Service Application to determine whether or not you are indigent, as well as your request to perform community service in lieu of paying the fines and costs.

  • The Presiding Judge will require you to file along with your application for community service, a copy of your last filed federal income tax return with your wage statements for that year (e.g. W-2, Form 1099)

  • your last three most recent pay stubs and /or unemployment check stubs.

 

Current Docket Settings

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Location and Hours of Operation:
Our Court Office Location:                                                                                        Business hours:
104 S. Central St.                                                                                                        Monday - Thursday
Ferris, Texas 75125                                                                                                    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
972-544-2323
 
If you have a scheduled Court Date, Our Municipal Court is located at:
215 W. 6th St.
Ferris, Texas 75125
Doors will open at 3:45 pm.
Court Appearances are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month and at 4:30 PM (subject to change).
Notice to Court Attorneys:
The above forms must be used for our Court. No other forms will be accepted. 
ATTORNEYS MUST CONTACT THE COURT FOR ATTORNEY COURT DATES.
IF THERE ARE ANY BLANKS ON THE BONDS, THEY WILL BE REJECTED.
Rules of the Court
“ATTENTION PRO SE DEFENDANTS AND ATTORNEYS: The Ferris Municipal Court has adopted Local Rules that are binding upon the Defendants and Attorneys practicing before the Ferris Municipal Court. THE LOCAL RULES CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE DEFENDANT’S RIGHT TO DISCOVERY OF EVIDENCE THAT IS IN THE PROSECUTOR’S POSSESSION [see LR5 in general and LR 5.3.7 and LR 5.3.8 (Prosecutor’s Representations on Discovery)] 
Click here for the complete rules of the court
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