Justice of the Peace Payments

Adult (18+) Defendants Only

Online payment is available only to criminal defendants aged 17 and over for criminal offenses committed after age 17.

All juvenile defendants under age 17 and minors over age 17 charged with alcohol and tobacco offenses must make a personal appearance in court with a parent or legal guardian.

Payment constitutes a plea of nolo contendere ("no contest").

Code Specifications

Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 27.14 ( c) states:

In a misdemeanor case for which the maximum possible punishment is by fine only, payment of a fine or an amount accepted by the court constitutes a finding of guilty in open court as though a plea of nolo contendere had been entered by the defendant and constitutes a waiver of a jury trial in writing.

Proper Processing of Your Payment

  • You must review your citation and verify the correct Denton County Justice of the Peace court.
  • Payment ­must be made in a debit/credit card in the name of the person on the citation or payment will be refunded.
  • If you do not know the correct court to contact, try searching Denton County criminal case records:
    • Precinct 1: 940-349-3170
    • Precinct 2: 972-434-7200
    • Precinct 3: 972-434-4750
    • Precinct 4: 972-434-3910
    • Precinct 5: 940-349-3460
    • Precinct 6: 972-434-7100


You will need to know the following before proceeding with your payment:

  • The Denton County Justice of the Peace Precinct Number as shown on your citation or civil documents.
  • Amount to pay.
  • Docket Number or Cause Number
  • A 2.75% Processing Fee is charged.
  • For a receipt, enter your email address when processing the payment.
  • Payment will not be processed until the next business day. If there is an outstanding warrant, it may not be recalled until the day the payment is posted.


Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Novus

  • American Express cards are not accepted.
  • Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Novus are accepted.