Frequently Asked Questions

The City of Mansfield is a temporary holding facility for multiple agencies. Most inmates are held at our facility until their case is filed and they are transferred to the county or another form of disposition has been made.

Yes, we encourage you to have your medication and eye glasses brought to you here at the Mansfield Law Enforcement Center. The medication will be inspected by our Medical Staff before being allowed into the facility for dissemination to the inmate. The medication must be properly packaged, have the inmate's name on the prescription container, have a proper quantity, and not be expired.

Yes, visitors must be fully dressed and behave in a professional and orderly manner. See through, revealing, and provocative clothing is not allowed. Dressing inappropriately will cause the termination or refusal of the visit with the inmate. All visitation booths are monitored and recorded with audio and video surveillance equipment.

Yes, any person here visiting an inmate is subject to be checked and possibly arrested if they have active warrants.

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

No, messages cannot be given to inmates. Inmates can communicate with individuals by calling them collect with the phone located in the cell or by a non-contact visit.

For a complete list of open positions you can visit the Human Resources Department's job opportunities page.  There you will find information concerning the open position such as a job description and qualifications needed.  Applications are accepted only for those positions that are currently open and may be submitted in person, by mail, or by fax to our Human Resources Department at 817-473-7487.  Human Resources is located at 1200 E. Broad St.

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

See the page about Plea Options for more details.

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 the page about Fines and Court Cost for more details.

You may resolve an outstanding citation with the Court Clerk, Prosecutor, or Judge even after a warrant has been issued. You should contact the Court as soon as possible to make payment arrangements or seek deferred disposition. Court Clerks will inform you of your options.