Special to The Dallas Examiner
Court and Detention Services is helping people become citation free in 2023. From Jan. 23 to Feb. 5, the department will host Ticket Track Down, an initiative that encourages people to track down their tickets and respond to them.
During this initiative period, socks will be collected when the respondent checks in with the court clerk to see the judge. After which, they all will be donated to The Bridge, a recovery shelter that offers transitional housing and emergency night shelter for the unsheltered in Dallas County.
Court and Detention Services emphasized that those trying to resolve their Class C misdemeanor citations will not be arrested.
“You do not have to fear coming to the courthouse and being arrested. We never arrest when one is wanting to clear up outstanding warrants,” said Gloria Lopez Carter, director of Court and Detention Services. “The courthouse has always been a safe harbor location for those with outstanding City of Dallas Class C misdemeanor warrants.”
Outstanding citations can be resolved at the Dallas Municipal Court building, located at 2014 Main St.
Ticket resolution will also be offered at the following rec centers in these dates:
From Jan. 28 and Jan. 29:
- Singing Hills Recreation Center, 6805 Patrol Way
- Fireside Recreation Center, 8601 Fireside Drive
From Feb. 4 to Feb. 5:
- Mattie Nash – Myrtle Recreation Center, 3710 N. Hampton Road
- Churchill Recreation Center, 6906 Churchill Way
Check-in is from 8 a.m. to noon at all recreation centers. Sock donations will be accepted at all four recreation center locations, and respondents must check in with the court clerk.
A government issued picture ID is required when checking in to respond to any citation.
Options to resolve your citation include paying online, in-person at select retail stores, by mail, signing up for a payment plan, participating in community service programs and other court programs.
For more information, contact 3-1-1 or 214-670-0109 or visit https://www.dallascityhall.com. Click “Departments” and scroll down to “Court and Detention Services.”