Responding to a Citation

Appearance Dates

  • CITATION (TICKET): You must appear at the Decatur Municipal Court of Record, or otherwise resolve your citation within 15 days from the date listed on your citation.
    • You may appear in person at 201 E. Walnut, Decatur, TX 76234.
    • You may appear by mail by completing and mailing the green sheet (received with your citation), copy of your citation, and copy of your driver's licence to PO Box 1299, Decatur, Tx 76234.
    • You may appear online by CLICKING HERE and entering the required information exactly as it appears on your citation.
    • You may appear by counsel/attorney.
  • RELEASED ON BOND: You must appear within 10 days from release date or at the scheduled court date listed on the bond, whichever comes first.
    • You may appear in person at 201 E. Walnut, Decatur, TX 76234.
    • You may appear online by CLICKING HERE and entering the required information exactly as it appears on your bond paperwork.
  • COMPLAINT FILED: You will be notified by summons via mail of your date and time to appear.

Appearance Requirements

  • Picture identification will be required (state issued ID or Driver's License is acceptable).
  • Juveniles (defendants under the age of 17 at the time of offense) must appear before the Judge in court with a parent or legal guardian.
  • You may choose to hire an attorney to represent you, but you are not required to.
  • Attorney's will be required to present their state issued Bar Card in addition to a picture ID.
  • Etiquette requirements apply.

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