Arlington Municipal Court does not allow drivers who have been cited for insurance, registration or driver’s license related issues to complete an online defensive driving course to dismiss the ticket. Only drivers who have received a moving violation and meet certain criteria are eligible for defensive driving.
Insurance, Registration, and Driver License Related Citations
A person can request Arlington Municipal Court to dismiss a citation for a small fee of $20 for the following offenses:
- Expired registration
- Expired motor vehicle inspection (the inspection sticker cannot be over 60 days past due)
- Driving with an expired driver’s license
- Failure to report a change of address or name in a timely manner
A person can request Arlington Municipal Court to dismiss a citation for a small fee of $10 for the following offenses:
- Operating a vehicle without a license plate or only license plate
- License plate(s) are altered or obscured
- Violate any restrictions or endorsement stated on a driver’s license
- Failure to display a valid driver’s license
- Operating a vehicle that is defective or considered to be in an unsafe condition
All requests for dismissal of insurance, registration or driver license citations, need to be made in writing not less than 20 working days after the citation was received. When requesting dismissal of a citation from Arlington Municipal Court, be sure to include proof that the offense you were cited has been corrected.
When to take an online defensive driving course
Arlington Municipal Court does allow drivers to complete an online defensive driving course for certain moving or traffic violations. If you are interested in completing an online defensive driving course for your citation, you will need to contact Arlington Municipal Court to request eligibility. The court is the only entity that can grant eligibility.
When a driver successfully completes the six hour course, they will need to turn in all required paperwork to the court in the time allotted for the judge or court to dismiss the ticket. By meeting the terms set forth by Arlington Municipal Court, drivers can avoid the conviction from reflecting on their driving record. Drivers need to contact the court for further details on defensive driving eligibility.
Arlington Municipal Court Location
Arlington Municipal Court (physical address)
101 S. Mesquite St.
Arlington, TX 76010
Phone: (817) 459-6777
Hours: 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday – Friday
Arlington Municipal Court (mailing address)
P.O. Box 90403
Arlington, TX 7604-3403