Fees/Payments

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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) $85 $46 $131
Small Claims $70 $46 $116
Debt Claims $70 $46 $116
Writ Sequestration $120 $5 $125
Writ of Possession $115 $5 $120
Writ of Execution $150 $5 $155
Writ of Re-entry $95 $5 $100
Writ of Garnishment $115 $5 $120
Subpoena (Civil) $80 $5 $85
Abstract Judgement $0 $5 $5

Speeding

Description Fee Amount
1 - 10 MPH over limit $180
11 - 20 MPH over limit $214
21 - 25 MPH over limit $224
26 - 35 MPH over limit $234
36 - 45 MPH over limit $254
over 45 MPH over limit $326

Traffic Violation

Description Fee Amount
Violation of Failure to Appear (FTA) $260
Wrong side of road not passing, wrong way $182
Passing/Disregard NO Passing Zone $207
Running red light - running stop sign $227
Unsafe turn, improper turn, improper backing $207
Fail to yield right-of-way $227
Fail to dim head lights, defective head light $187
No brake lights $207
No driver's license $257
Violation of restrictions on driver's license $157
No motor vehicle registration $157
No motor vehicle inspection certification (MVI) $157
Permitting unlicensed person to drive $157
Driving on or across median $277
Unrestrained child $232
Seat belt violation $169
Unapproved glass coating $210
Failure to control speed - unsafe speed $227
No liability insurance on motor vehicle $308
Consumption of alcoholic beverage while driving $257
Minor in possession of alcoholic beverage $257
Expired driver's license $157
DUI $277
Follow too closely $167
Violate open container law $257
No license plate light $167
Cut in after passing $157
Fail to pass to left or right safely $167
Passing a school bus $621
Disregard railroad crossing gate $197
Fail to signal lane change $167
Turned when unsafe $187
Racing or acceleration contest $207
Fail to set parking brake $157
Disregard warning signs at construction $197
Any speedometer violation $157
Defective horn $187
Defective tires $187
Drove without required equipment $147
Illegal load extension front or rear $187
Illegal load extension left or right $187
Fuel leak $167
Inspection repair and maintenance violation $167
No muffler $207
TV receiver improperly located (visible to driver) $187
Unauthorized use of handicap placard $257
Over length, over height, over width $187
Over tire size limitation (maximum or minimum) $177