Frequently Asked Questions

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.

In most cases yes. However, there may be exemptions allowed by law which would free you of this duty.  Jurors do receive compensation for their duty.

See the jury information page for more details.

Please contact the Gas Well Inspector at 817-276-4254 or [email protected] for general inquiries and concerns related to provisions of the City's drilling regulations.  For other concerns, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) has jurisdiction over well permitting and inspections, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has jurisdiction over environmental concerns.  Please contact the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) at www.rrc.state.tx.us or 512-463-7288.

There have been 206 wells drilled within the City.

The Gas Well Inspector regularly inspects each drill site within our jurisdiction in accordance with Chapter 114 of the Mansfield Code of Ordinances. Drill sites are also inspected by the Fire Marshal’s office. In addition to municipal oversight, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) has jurisdiction over well permitting, inspections, and production in accordance with applicable state rules and regulations.

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