Frequently Asked Questions

When appearing on a citation, a defendant will be asked to enter his or her plea to the charges alleged. There are three different answers: 1) guilty; 2) not guilty; or 3) nolo contendere or no contest. The plea entered is very important and should be considered carefully due to the consequences of each.

The fines, costs, and fees assessed for each violation will vary based on the offense cited and the facts and circumstances of each case. See Fines, Court Costs, Extensions and Time Payments for more information.

You may resolve an outstanding citation with the Court clerk, prosecutor, or Judge even after a warrant has been issued for your arrest on that particular ticket. Payments can be arranged, deferred disposition can be granted, and there are even certain tickets which may still be dismissed with payment of the warrant fee as well as any administrative fees.

See Court Appearances, Pleas, Trials, Appeals, and Juror Information for details on how to report for jury service, notify the Court as to your ineligibility to serve, or to exercise one of the exemptions allowed by law.

Municipal Court is located on the first floor of the Public Safety Building (1305 E. Broad St., across from City Hall). Court is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Yes, you must wear clothing that is not revealing, see through, or provocative in nature. You will be interacting with public officials and it is best to dress in a professional/casual manner.

There is a screening process you must go through before allowed admittance into the court room. We encourage you to leave time consuming search items such as handbags and purses at home or secured in a safe environment. Electronic devices such as cameras, cell phones, and radios are not allowed in the court room. Items you should bring with you are court paperwork, Drivers License or ID Card, any evidence you wish viewed during the court proceedings

You can request time served for Mansfield Charges from the Mansfield Municipal Judge. To request time served on charges from another agency, you must contact that specific agency in which the charges are held.

You can contact the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office at 817-884-3116 for general inmate information.

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