About Us

A municipal court has jurisdiction over violations of city ordinances and, within the city limits, also have jurisdiction with justice of the peace courts over Class C misdemeanor criminal cases where the punishment upon conviction is by fine only.

Hours Info

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.,

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Tues.
*End of business at 4:30 p.m. each day.

*To be considered current day’s business, any payments and correspondence must be placed in the Safe Drop Box by 4:30 p.m. daily.  Any business after 4:30 p.m. will be considered next day business.

Notice of Alternatives to Full Payment of Fines or Fees

The judgment and sentence for the offense you are charged is the payment of a fine and fees. If ordered to pay a fine and fees, and you cannot pay, notify the court immediately. If you are determined by the court to have insufficient resources or income to pay, the court is required to provide you other ways to discharge the fine and fees.

Warrant Information

Warrant List(PDF, 8MB)

Failure to appear and resolve your warrant(s) may prevent Texas Department of Public Safety to deny renewal of your Driver's License. 

You may appear, plea, pay, or make arrangements for you warrant(s), through one of the following options:

  1. In Person at 201 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76707
    • At the Deputy Court Clerk Cashier Window
      (Cash, cashier's check, money order, or MasterCard/Visa/Discover.)
    • At the Drop Box located at the entrance of the building.
      (Cash, cashier's check, or money order in the Envelope/Plea Form provided.)
  2. Online at
    (Full payments with Mastercard/Visa/Discover. Payment plans must be set up in person before partial payments can be made online.)

  3. By U.S. Mail at Waco Municipal Court, P.O. Box 2570, Waco, TX 76702
    (Money order or cashier's check payable to Waco Municipal Court.)

  4. By Email to
    (Appear, plea, and request arrangements only. Payment options are not available via email.)

Some defendants must appear in person, including all juveniles, minors with alcohol and/or tobacco charges, and any assault/family violence charges. Texas law requires juvenile offenders under age 17 to appear in person, before the Judge, in court and with a parent or guardian present.

The court's receipt of payment for a fine will result in a finding of guilty, as though it were a plea in open court of nolo contendere, and a written waiver of jury trial had been received.

Personal checks will not be accepted for payment of Warrants.

You must sign money orders and include your printed name, mailing address, driver license number & citation number to ensure your payment is applied to the correct case.

Self-Help Resources

For individuals representing themselves in court, also known as pro se litigants, please refer to the following online resources for more information.

Submit an Open Records Request