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When filing for a case or paying a fine please send a Cashier's Check or Money Order made out to Smith County. Be sure to include all your information on the payment.

You have the option to pay your fines online, by phone or by coming into the applicable JP office.

The following online options are available depending upon the JP Court Precinct:

Court Service Pay code Payment Link
JP 1 NA NA NA
JP 2 Government Payment Services 4065 JP 2 Pay Now Link
JP 3 Call Precinct Office Payments NA 903-590-4729
JP 4 Government Payment Services 4067 JP 4 Pay Now Link 
JP 5 Government Payment Services 4068 JP 5 Pay Now Link 

Charges Associated With Using Government Payment Services (JP 2, 4, and 5)

  • Service fees charged for making payments by phone or online are determined by Government Payment
  • Services and are charged in addition to your assessed fine.
  • Service fees for phone service are 5% of the assessed fine with a minimum charge of $5.
  • Service fees for internet service are 3.5% of the assessed fine with a minimum of $3.50
  • When determining service fees, give GPS the assigned fine amount and they will calculate the additional fees charged as a service fee.
  • Telephone payments can be made by calling 1-888-604-7888

Charges Associated With Using Certified Payments (JP 3)

  • Service fees charged for making payments by phone or online are determined by Certified Payments and are charged in addition to your assessed fine.
  • Service fees for internet service are 2.85% of the assessed fine.
  • When determining service fees, give Certified the assigned fine amount and they will calculate the additional fees charged as a service fee.
  • Telephone payments can be made by calling 1-866-539-2020

Filing Fees

Description Constable Fee Filing Fee Total Fee
Evictions (Forcible Detainer) $90 $46 $136
Small Claims $70 $46 $116
Debt Claims $70 $46 $116
Writ Sequestration $150 $5 $155
Writ of Possession $125 $5 $130
Writ of Execution $175 $5 $180
Writ of Re-entry $125 $5 $130
Writ of Garnishment $150 $5 $155
Subpoena (Civil) $80 + $10.00 Cash $5 $85 + $10.00 Cash
Abstract Judgement $0 $5 $5

Speeding

Description Fee Amount
1 - 10 MPH over limit $195
11 - 20 MPH over limit $230
21 - 25 MPH over limit $240
26 - 35 MPH over limit $250
36 - 45 MPH over limit $270
over 45 MPH over limit $335

Traffic Violation

Description Fee Amount
Violation of Failure to Appear (FTA) $260
Wrong side of road not passing, wrong way $205
Passing/Disregard NO Passing Zone $220
Running red light - running stop sign $245
Unsafe turn, improper turn, improper backing $220
Fail to yield right-of-way $240
Fail to dim head lights, defective head light $200
No brake lights $220
No driver's license $260
Violation of restrictions on driver's license, excluding restriction B $160
No motor vehicle registration $160
Permitting unlicensed person to drive $160
Driving on or across median $290
Unrestrained child $232
Seat belt violation $169
Unapproved glass coating $210
Failure to control speed - unsafe speed $240
No liability insurance on motor vehicle $310
Consumption of alcoholic beverage while driving $290
Minor in possession of alcoholic beverage $265
Expired driver's license $160
Texting while Driving $190
Follow too closely $295
Violate open container law $255
No license plate light $167
Cut in after passing $195
Fail to pass to left or right safely $210
Passing a school bus $660
Disregard railroad crossing gate $197
Fail to signal lane change $200
Turned when unsafe $220
Racing or acceleration contest $330
Fail to set parking brake $155
Disregard warning signs at construction $230
Too Many Auxiliary Driving Lamps $225
Defective horn $220
Defective tires $185
Drove without required equipment $180
Illegal load extension front or rear $190
Illegal load extension left or right $190
Park in a handicap without placard $545
Inspection repair and maintenance violation $260
No muffler $240
Wireless Communication device in a school crossing zone $310
Afax unauthorized sun screening device to vehicle  $210
Over length, over height, over width $190
Over tire size limitation (maximum or minimum) $180