Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Reminder: 2013 Great Texas Warrant Roundup

If you have received a warrant notice or any unpaid traffic or parking tickets that you may have forgotten about, you are urged to take care of it before the week of March 2nd – 10th. That’s when the 2013 Great Texas Warrant Roundup begins.  Numerous counties, justices of the peace, constables and municipalities of all sizes will be participating in the roundup.

The roundup targets thousands of defendants with outstanding warrants for traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code violations and higher charges from participating jurisdictions.  It is believed to be the largest joint operation of its kind.

The Southlake Department of Public Safety is joining other Texas law enforcement agencies in the Great Texas Warrant Roundup, which begins March 2, 2013. Southlake Police Officers serve warrants year-round; however, this statewide effort is an attempt to get individuals to come in voluntarily to take care of overdue citations.

To avoid arrest, fines may be paid in person at the Southlake Municipal Court (located at 600 State Street in Southlake) or online at www.municipalonlinepayments.com/southlaketx.

Payments in-person can be made with cash, check, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover). Payments online can be made with Visa or MasterCard. There is an $8 convenience fee charged for credit card payments paid online.

For more information, call the Southlake Municipal Court at (817) 748-8188.

Texas Warrant Roundup to Begin

Southlake’s Department of Public Safety is joining with other North Texas law enforcement agencies in the 6th Annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup that begins February 25th and runs through March 4th, 2012.  Although, Southlake DPS Police
Officers serve warrants year-round, this statewide effort is an attempt to get
individuals to come in voluntarily to take care of overdue tickets.

North Texas police departments are using billboards and posters, as well as sending out additional mailers announcing the warrant roundup. Southlake DPS Police Officers have been busy updating addresses for people who may have moved so they will have current addresses when they begin serving the warrants in Southlake and surrounding cities.

Many individuals are already heeding the warning since first hearing about the warrant roundup. Southlake’s Court Services has already seen an increase in individuals coming in to pay their tickets. Police Chief Stephen Mylett says, “We prefer that people with outstanding tickets be proactive and come in on their own to pay their fines. The alternative is having an officer greet you at your home or office to bring you in.”

Southlake’s Court Services will be staying open an additional hour, until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the week of the warrant roundup to give people every opportunity to come in and pay their fines.  The address for Southlake DPS Court Services is 600 State Street.  Be sure to bring your driver’s license or picture ID and proof of auto insurance.