501 S. Main Street
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Closed daily from 1:00pm to 3:00 pm
Hon. Charles Busby
Presiding Judge: Available each Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Municipal Court and its’ officers represent the judicial branch of Winnsboro city government and is a part of the Texas Judicial System. Its’ role is to adjudicate class C misdemeanor criminal cases and other state and city ordinance violations which occur within the city. The mission of the Court and its’ officers is to provide a forum for the trial of all fine-only offenses in a fair, independent, impartial, timely and courteous manner. The Municipal Court serves a critical role in preserving public safety, protecting the quality of life in our community and deterring future criminal behavior, and in doing so, promoting the public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.
If you were issued a citation, the options you have to resolve your case can vary depending on many different factors including but not limited to: type of violation, severity of the offense, age of defendant, etc. The law requires that you appear in person or by mail to pay the fine and court costs on or before your court date. You or your attorney may appear in person in open court or by mail.
You may contact the Court at the telephone number listed above to determine the amount of fine and costs for your specific citation.
The Court provides all persons the right to a trial by judge or jury and follows the procedures set forth in the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas. If you enter a “not-guilty” plea, your trial date will be scheduled.
The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all juveniles (ages 10 – 16) charged with Class C misdemeanor offenses.
You may pay your fine in person at the court by cash, personal check, cashier’s check, money order or credit card or by mailing a cashier’s check or money order made payable to the City of Winnsboro at the address listed above. You can also pay by credit card or debit card online 24 hours a day at , or you can call 1-800-444-1187 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday except holidays.
You may request that your citation be dismissed through a Driving Safety Course, Deferred Disposition or by Compliance Dismissal. Contact the Court for information regarding these options.
A warrant may cause Texas Department of Public Safety to deny renewal of your Driver’s License. Only full payment will clear the status with Texas Department of Public Safety and restore renewal of your license. Personal checks are not accepted in payment of warrants. **WARNING** If you mail payment, your warrant(s) will remain active and you remain subject to arrest until payment is received & posted by the appropriate clerk. Call to confirm payment. who fail to appear or complete their sentence will be reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety who will suspend the Driver’s License or deny the right to obtain a Driver’s License.