Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

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.