Municipal Court

Municipal Court

Contact Us

Steve Lee
Municipal Judge

LaCretia van de Plas
Court Administrator

100 S. Davis Street
PO Box 120
Belton, TX  76513

Ph: 254-933-5838 
Fx: 254-933-5859

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Municipal Court
Belton Municipal Court processes Class C misdemeanors resulting from violation of city ordinances and traffic citations. The court is presided over by a part-time municipal judge, who is appointed by the Belton City Council.  The city attorney prosecutes all municipal court cases.

A person has 10 working days from the date of a citation to contact the court, either by mail or by appearing at Belton Municipal Court. 
A phone call is not a substitute for an appearance.
Failure to Appear
A warrant will be issued and an additional $369 charge assessed against those that fail to respond to the charge(s) by the appearance date shown on the citation. 
Renewal of driver's license may be denied by the State of Texas for those who fail to appear for any offense or fail to satisfy judgments as ordered by the court.
Citation Dismissal
The following citations may be dismissed by paying a $10 fee and providing proof of correcting the deficiency:
  • Expired Motor Vehicle Registration

No Proof of Insurance (Failure to Maintain Financial Responsiblity)
Citation may be dismissed if a driver provides proof of insurance from an insurance company for the date and time of the violation.

Belton Municipal Court accepts credit card payments over the phone (254-933-5838), by mail or online. Fines may also be paid in person at the Finance Building, 100 S. Davis Street. 
If you are unable to pay your citation, you can request payment arrangements in person at 100 S Davis Street.

Pay by mail
  • Sign the back of the citation and circle a plea of Guilty or No Contest (Nolo Contendere).
  • A No Contest plea is not an admission of guilt. It means you do not wish to contest the charge.
  • Either plea indicates that you agree to waive your right to a jury trial.
Payment in full is required in the form of a money order or check made payable to Belton Municipal Court. Please do not send cash through the mail. Mail payments to:

Belton Municipal Court 
P.O. Box 120 
Belton, TX 76513