County Clerk Criminal Collections Division
County Clerk as Clerk of County Courts (Criminal Collections):  Local Government, Rules of Criminal Procedure, Texas Penal Code

Frank Crowley Courts Building - 133 N. Riverfront Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Room A-8, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-2979  |  Fax: (214) 653-2888
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except for court approved holidays)

Upon conviction of most misdemeanors, the punishment will be the levying of a fine and court costs on the defendant. While not required by statute, in many counties the Clerk will collect the fine and costs for all county offices at the final disposition of each case. This only applies, however, to cases in which the defendant either pleads guilty or is found guilty upon final judgment. When a defendant fails to pay fines and court costs, the court is required to hold a hearing at which the defendant is able to offer an explanation as to why he or she did not pay.

The Criminal Collections Division manages approximately 26,100 accounts of collections.



General Information

Western Union service is down until further notice. Please pay online or in person.



Extension of Payment Information

The County Clerk Collections Extension of Payment application can be filled out online. In office interviews are always preferred: to decrease wait time COMPLETELY fill out the application and sign the last page. If you choose, you may also COMPLETELY fill out the application, sign the last page, and hit submit. After which a member of the Collection Division team will contact you with further instructions. Payment plans will be negotiated once the defendants financial profile has been completed. Please be prepared to make a DOWN PAYMENT toward Court Cost and Fines.

To start the application process, please visit our Criminal Collections Online Forms page.