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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 NA NA NA
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 $158
11 - 20 MPH over limit $192
21 - 25 MPH over limit $202
26 - 35 MPH over limit $212
36 - 45 MPH over limit $232
over 45 MPH over limit $300

Traffic Violation

Description Fee Amount
Violation of Failure to Appear (FTA) $258
Wrong side of road not passing, wrong way $157
Passing in NO Passing Zone $185
Running red light - running stop sign $205
Unsafe turn, improper turn, improper backing $185
Fail to yield right-of-way $205
Fail to dim head lights, defective head light $165
No brake lights $185
No driver's license $255
Violation of restrictions on driver's license $155
No motor vehicle registration $155
No motor vehicle inspection certification (MVI) $155
Permitting unlicensed person to drive $155
Driving on or across median $255
Unrestrained child $125
Seat belt violation $147
Unapproved glass coating $155
Failure to control speed - unsafe speed $205
No liability insurance on motor vehicle $306
Consumption of alcoholic beverage while driving $255
Minor in possession of alcoholic beverage $255
Expired driver's license $155
DUI $255
Follow too closely $165
Violate open container law $255
No license plate light $165
Disregard NO passing zone $185
Cut in after passing $157
Fail to pass to left or right safely $165
Passing a school bus $621
Disregard railroad crossing gate $195
Fail to signal lane change $165
Turned when unsafe $185
Racing or acceleration contest $205
Fail to set parking brake $155
Disregard warning signs at construction $195
Any speedometer violation $155
Defective horn $185
Defective tires $185
Drove without required equipment $145
Illegal load extension front or rear $185
Illegal load extension left or right $185
Fuel leak $165
Inspection repair and maintenance violation $165
No muffler $205
TV receiver improperly located (visible to driver) $185
Unauthorized use of handicap placard $255
Over length, over height, over width $185
Over tire size limitation (maximum or minimum) $175