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Appearance

A telephone call does not constitute an appearance. Any requests for action on a case must be made in person or in writing. Any written request must be signed by the defendant (manually, or electronically by typing your full name) and submitted with photo identification, phone number, and mailing address. Written requests or correspondence may be submitted in person, by postal mail at 911 Quest Pkwy, Cedar Park, TX, 78613, by fax at 512-259-9796, or by email (scanned and attached) at municipal.court@cedarparktexas.gov. Please Note: If you correspond with the Court via email, all future correspondence and official notices from the Court will be delivered to you at the email addressed used.


How should payment be made for my citation?
Payment in most cases can be made online at www.cedarparktexas.gov/municipalcourt,

by calling 512-260-4300, in person, or by mailing a money order or cashier's check. The Court accepts Visa or MasterCard. No personal checks are accepted.


How do I request a payment plan?

If you enter a no contest or guilty plea, and would like to request additional time to pay your citation in full, you may request a a monthly payment plan, in most cases. If you choose to request a payment plan, you must complete the Affidavit of Ability to Pay in full, and submit it with your plea and request. Any request for action on a case must be made in writing or in person, and must include an original signature and photo identification. The request can be submitted in person at the Cedar Park Municipal Court, by fax at 512-259-9796, or by email at municipal.court@cedarparktexas.gov. 


Please note that if you request a payment plan, pursuant to the Local Government Code, Sec. 133.103, an additional $25.00 will be assessed on each violation, unless you pay the entire balance in full within 30 days from the date of judgment.

Click here for the Affidavit of Ability to Pay, which is also located with the other court documents found on this website. This is a lengthy affidavit, so it may benefit you to complete it prior to your appearance date. Please contact the court with any questions.

Where is my ticket filed?

The Cedar Park Municipal Court generally processes cases originating with the Cedar Park Police Department. If your citation was issued in Cedar Park by the Williamson County Sheriff's Department or the DPS, it is likely not filed in this court. You may need to call the JP Court at 512-260-4210.

Eligibility for Driving Safety Course (DSC)

You may be eligible for a Driver's Safety Course if you were cited for a moving offense (with a few exceptions; please contact the Court for these), if you have not taken the course in the previous 12 months to have a citation dismissed. You must enter a plea of No Contest or Guilty, request to take the Driver's Safety Course, and sign an Affidavit attesting that you have not completed a Driver's Safety Course in the past 12 months. Additionally you must furnish the Court with: 1. A copy of your Texas Driver's License or proof of active military duty, and, 2. A copy of proof of insurance showing your name as an insured driver. 3. Payment of the court costs, plus a $10 administrative fee. Payment may be made in person or by mail in the form of cash, money order, cashier's check, or Visa or MasterCard. Payment for DSC may not be made online. Once the Court has approved your request, you will be given 90 days to complete an approved course and provide proof with the Certificate of Completion and a copy of your driving record obtained by the Department of Public Safety: 


Important:
1.
You must order your driving record by mail or online at the address below. Please contact the DPS for more information.
Texas Department of Public Safety
Driver Records Bureau
P.O. Box 149246
Austin, TX 78714
Phone: 512-424-2032
www.txdps.state.tx.us

2. Obtain your driving record as early as possible! In many cases, the Texas DPS will allow you to print your driving record (Type 3 or 3A) directly from their website, however there are a variety of reasons that could prevent you from doing so. If you are unable to directly print your driving record, you may be required to mail in your request, which could take approximately 14 days.

3. It can take up to 7-10 days to receive your driver's safety certificate in the mail, even if you take the course online. The Court can only accept the original, signed "court copy" of the driver's safety certificate. A receipt or screen-print from the internet will not be accepted.

Insurance

To have a ticket dismissed for Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (No Insurance), you must provide proof that the vehicle involved was insured at the date and time the citation was issued. If the effective date is the same as the citation date, verification will be required from the insurance company as to the time the policy was purchased. To have a ticket dismissed for Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (No Insurance) for a vehicle that is owned by someone other than the defendant, the following is required: Proof of insurance on vehicle ticketed.

Complaints

Any persons with complaints regarding treatment (not relating to the Judge's finding or appeal of the case) by court staff may appear in person or submit their complaint in writing and direct said complaint to April Christiansen, Court Administrator, at 512-260-4324, or at april.christiansen@cedarparktexas.gov. 


Trials

If you enter a plea of Not Guilty and request a trial, you will be scheduled for a pretrial conference, prior to your case being set for trial. It is your responsibility to keep copies of your paperwork, to remember this date, and to see your case through to final disposition.


Appeal and Motion for New Trial
All appeals and motions for new trial shall be in conformity with the requirements set forth by the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure as it is interpreted by the appellate courts. The Cedar Park Municipal Court is not a court of record; therefore, all appeals are conducted in the Williamson County Courts at Law. These trials are trials "de novo" which means that the entire case is re-tried as if the trial in Municipal Court never occurred. In order to preserve the right to appeal, a proper and timely appeal bond must be filed with the Municipal Court, that is in conformity with the requirements set forth in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

Proper Attire and Conduct in Court
Unacceptable attire includes, but is not limited to:
  1. Shorts and cut-offs
  2. Muscle shirts, clothing with offensive, vulgar, racist, sexist, obscene, or suggestive words, slogans, depictions, or pictures, including grotesque creatures
  3. Clothing that is dirty, torn, or ragged
  4. Clothing that is too tight or too short
  5. Hats
Conduct

Pro Se parties (individuals representing themselves without an attorney) should be prepared to present their cases in a proper manner. The Court can not represent you, instruct you on court procedure, evidence, or rules, or how to present and prove your case. Please make sure that you are at the Court on the date and time your hearing is scheduled.

  1. Do not argue with the Court.
  2. Address the court as "Judge" or "Your Honor".
  3. Address opposing parties, counsel, witnesses, and court officers as "Mr.", "Mrs.", "Miss", "Officer", etc.
  4. Do not read newspapers, magazines, books, etc. in the courtroom during proceedings.
  5. Do not talk at the same time as the court, opposing counsels, or witnesses.
  6. Racist, sexist, obscene, or profane language or gestures are prohibited unless it is pertinent to a case and is elicited and quoting from facts in the case.
  7. Do not enter and depart the courtroom excessively.
  8. Do nothing to disturb or distract the court, counsel, witnesses, or other court personnel. Young children are not allowed in the courtroom. When entrance is permitted, children must not create a disturbance or be kept out of the courtroom.
  9. Do not approach the Judge’s bench without permission. Do not rest arms or hands on the bench.
  10. Rise when the Judge enters and remain standing until the Judge or bailiff announces "Be seated" or until the Judge is seated. Rise when the Judge exits the courtroom.
  11. No food or drinks are allowed in the courtroom.