Warrants

There are 2 types of warrants: Arrest and Capias. An Arrest Warrant is when the subject fails to make an initial appearance after the citation is issued. A Capias Pro Fine Warrant is when the subject has a guilty judgment either through court appearance, plea, or arraignment in jail, then fails to pay the fine within the required time period. A collection fee will be assessed when the case is forwarded to a collection agency.
Options for Handling Arrest Warrants
  1. In Person: You may appear at the Municipal Court Building at 220 W. Main 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and either pay the fine amount by cash, money order or credit card.
  2. Post a cash bond or attorney bond to set a court date.
  3. By Mail: You may pay the fine by money order to:
    City of Lancaster
    Municipal Court
    PO Box 940, Lancaster, TX 75146
  4. Drop Box: You may drop a payment (fines only) in the night drop box located to the right of the Court Building that is available 24 hours a day 7 days per week.
  5. Pay over the telephone or online.
Options for Handling a Capias Pro Fine Warrant
  1. Pay the cash fine only.
    By Mail: You may pay the fine by money order to:
    City of Lancaster
    Municipal Court
    PO Box 940
    Lancaster, TX 75146
  2. Turn yourself into one of our Marshals, a Warrant Officer.

DPS's Failure to Appear / Failure to Pay Program This site will give you information on violators who have been reported by Texas cities and counties in accordance with Chapter 706 of the Texas Transportation Code. If you have been reported to the program, you will not be able to renew your Texas driver license until the reported violation is resolved with the reporting court. For information on Texas DPS Driver Responsibility visit the Surcharge Online Services Site