Please Note: Online Payments are ONLY for Tickets written by the Onalaska Police Department.
You may pay your traffic fine online by following these four easy steps:
- Read the following "Citation Information".
- Determine the amount of your fine from the "Schedule of Acceptable Fines".
- Fill out the simple "Reply Form".
- Pay your fine with your credit card via our secure server.
Step 1: Citation Information
City of Onalaska
P.O. Box 880
Onalaska, Texas 77360
Phone (936) 646-5376
Fax (936) 646-2833
This information is furnished by the Municipal Court to assist you in making a final disposition for the charge(s) filed against you.
IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE CHARGE(S) BY THE APPEARANCE DATE SHOWN ON YOUR CITATION, AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE WILL BE FILED AGAINST YOU FOR VIOLATING YOUR WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR OR FOR YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR AND A WARRANT WILL BE ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST AND DETENTION.
NOTE: THE JUDGE, BY STATE LAW, CANNOT DISCUSS THE MERITS OF A PENDING JUDICIAL PROCEEDING PRIOR TO TRIAL.
IF YOU WISH TO ENTER A PLEA OF GUILTY OR NO CONTEST, please indicate in the proper space provided on the reply form in step three. A plea of No Contest means that you do not contest the State's charge(s) against you. The fine for a No Contest plea is the same as for a plea of guilty. Either plea indicates that you agree to waive appearance before the Court for trial. Please refer to the fine schedule in step two to determine the total amount of fine(s) and costs acceptable by the Court. You may make your remittance in step four via your Credit Card.
IF YOU WISH TO ENTER A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY and desire a trial, please indicate on the reply form in step three. The reply form must be submitted on or before your appearance date. The Court will notify you by mail when you must appear for trial and any other required procedures.
YOU MAY BE ABLE TO REQUIRE THAT THIS CHARGE BE DISMISSED BY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING A DRIVING SAFETY COURSE OR A MOTORCYCLE OPERATOR TRAINING COURSE. YOU WILL LOSE THAT RIGHT IF, ON OR BEFORE YOUR APPEARANCE DATE, YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THE COURT WITH NOTICE OF YOUR REQUEST TO TAKE THE COURSE. Click here for a printable Driving Safety Course / Motorcycle Training Course Request Form. This form must be signed before a Notary Public or the Municipal Court Clerk, and returned to the Court with the required fee on or before your appearance date.
THE HOLDER OF A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE DRIVING SAFETY COURSE OR DEFERRED DISPOSITION REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF VEHICLE BEING DRIVEN.
Step 2: Schedule of Acceptable Fines
Determine the amount of your fine from the Schedule of Acceptable Fines listed below.
1-5 MPH Over Limit
|6-10 MPH Over Limit||$196.00|
|11-15 MPH Over Limit||$210.00|
|16-20 MPH Over Limit|
|21-25 MPH Over Limit|
|26 MPH and Over Limit||$355.00|
|No Driver's License||$283.00|
|Expired / Fail to Display Driver's License||$283.00|
|No CDL License||$283.00|
|No Motorcycle License||$283.00|
|No Motorcycle Helmet||$185.00|
|Violate Driver's License Restriction|
|Operate Unregistered Motor Vehicle||$185.00|
|Display Expired Registration|
|No Proof of Financial Responsibility||$365.00|
|No Seat Belt (Adult) Driver or Passenger||$182.00|
|Unrestrained Child (Under 17)|
|Fail to Yield Right of Way||$205.00|
|Passing a School Bus (Loading or Unloading)||$667.00|
|No Child Passenger Safety Seat (Under 8 years)|
|Unsafe Lane Change||$205.00|
|Fail to Drive in Single Marked Lane||$205.00|
Following Too Close / Illegal Backing
Passing Violation (Other than School Zone)
|Fail to Control Speed / Unsafe Speed||$205.00|
|Handicap Parking Violation||$321.00|
|Allow Unlicensed Driver to Drive||$205.00|
|Ran Stop Sign or Red Light|
|Fail to Signal Turn / Turning Violation||$205.00|
|Open Container of Alcohol / Motor Vehicle||$283.00|
Public Intoxication / Disorderly Conduct
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
|Assault Not Involving Family Violence|
|Violate Written Promise to Appear||$200 + ct. cost|
|Failure to Appear for Hearing / Court||$200 + ct. cost|
|Minor in Possession of Alcohol||Must See Judge|
Minor Consuming Alcohol
|Must See Judge|
Minor Driving Under the Influence
|Must See Judge|
|Minor in Possession of Tobacco|
Must See Judge
Failure To Appear Program:
The City of Onalaska contracts with the Texas Department of Public Safety to deny the issuance or renewal of your Texas driver's license for the violation of your written promise to appear or for failure to appear.
Step 3: Reply Form
You must submit the online Reply Form with your payment or with your Not Guilty Plea, on or before your appearance date.
(all fields except "Address Line 2" are required)