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Home | News | El Paso Municipal Court Announces Amnesty Period for Citations

El Paso Municipal Court Announces Amnesty Period for Citations

The City of El Paso Municipal Court Amnesty Period for citations begins today and will be available through Saturday, March 5, 2016.

The amnesty period gives people a chance to pay delinquent tickets while taking advantage of savings and avoiding arrest. During the two-week period, the 30 percent collection fee on all warrants; delinquency and collection fees on parking citations will be waived. The addition of the $50 warrant fee will also be waived.

After the amnesty period ends, the El Paso Police Department will conduct a warrant roundup. The last time Municipal Court held an amnesty period was in February 2013.

For more information on where to pay citations or if you have any citations visit El Paso Municipal Court.

WHAT IS THE AMNESTY PROGRAM?

The Amnesty program affords people the opportunity to pay delinquent tickets while taking advantage of a savings. During the 2 week period, the 30% collection fee on all warrants; delinquency and collection fees on parking citations will be waived. The addition of the $50 warrant fee will also be waived.

After the amnesty period the El Paso Police Department will be conducting a warrant roundup.

NOTE: All warrants will remain active until paid in full.

WHEN IS AMNESTY BEING HELD?

Amnesty will run from Monday, February 22 through Saturday, March 5. All locations will be open

8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday (downtown 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.). All locations will be open

Saturday, February 27 and March 5, 2016 from 8 a.m. to Noon.

IF I COME TO COURT TO PAY, WILL I BE ARRESTED?

It is not the City’s policy to arrest people who visit the courthouse to inquire about delinquent cases. Everyone is encouraged to come in voluntarily to resolve their cases.

IF I WANT TO PAY FOR MY DELINQUENT CASES/WARRANTS, WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?

• ONLINE – (Eligible cases on this site have been adjusted to display Amnesty rates.)

• BY PHONE – (915) 212-0232 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• BY MAIL – Municipal Courts, 810 E. Overland, El Paso, Texas 79901

• IN PERSON – Any of the five court locations listed:

o Main Office, 810 E. Overland – Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

o Northeast, 9600 Dyer – Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

o Pebble Hills, 10780-A Pebble Hills (Inside Pebble Hills Regional Command Center)

o Westside, 4801 Osborne (Inside Westside Regional Command Center)

o Mission Valley, 9011 Escobar (Inside Mission Valley Regional Command Center)

Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept cash, checks, money orders, debit cards and American Express, Discover, Master Card and VISA.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF I HAVE WARRANTS?

Online at http://legacy.elpasotexas.gov/muni_clerk/warrant_search.asp, call (915) 212-0215 or visit any City of El Paso Municipal Court locations.

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