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Compliance Dismissal Request
Requesting a Dismissal
You may request dismissal of your citation if you are charged with the following offense(s): 
  • Expired driver's license
  • Failure to change name or address on driver's license
  • Failure to display driver's license
  • Expired motor vehicle inspection
  • Expired motor vehicle registration
  • Failure to maintain insurance


Expired Driver's License/Failure to Change Name or Address on Driver's License
You may request a dismissal if you meet the following terms:
  • Renew/correct your license within 20 business days of the date you were cited
  • Present the license renewal receipt along with a $20 dismissal fee within 20 business days of the date you were cited

Driver's License - Fail to Display
  • You must submit proof within 20 business days that you did have a valid driver's license on the date you were cited. If these conditions are met then the offense can be dismissed with a $10 dismissal fee. 
 
Expired Motor Vehicle Inspection (MVI)
You may request a dismissal if you meet the following terms:
  • The inspection certificate has not been expired for more than 60 days
  • Renew your inspection within 20 business days of the date you were cited
  • Provide a legible receipt or the emissions paperwork that identifies the vehicle inspected and the date the vehicle passed inspection
  • Present the receipt along with a $20 dismissal fee within 20 business days of the date you were cited

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Expired Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR)
You may request a dismissal if you meet the following terms:
  • Renew your registration within 20 business days of the date you were cited
  • Provide a legible receipt that identifies the vehicle registered and the payment of the required penalty fee to your county tax office
  • Present the receipt along with a $20 dismissal fee within 20 business days of the date you were cited

Insurance (Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility)
To request a dismissal, you must submit the following proof of insurance within 20 business days of the date you were cited:
  • A valid policy of vehicle liability insurance before the date of the offense
  • A valid driver's license
  • Information provided on the insurance policy identification card must contain:
    • Name, address, and telephone number of the insured
    • Name, address, and telephone number of the insurance company (insurer)
    • Policy number
    • Effective and expiration dates of the policy

If these conditions are met then the offense can be dismissed at no charge. Be advised that few, if any, insurance companies will assume liability if an unlicensed driver is operating the vehicle. Therefore, unlicensed drivers are almost always excluded in an insurance policy.


Make Your Request for Dismissal Online!

I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

I understand and agree that per the provisions of Article 27.14(c) of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure that I will be entering a plea of GUILTY and WAIVING MY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL.  Your request for Compliance Dismissal will be reviewed by the Judge and you will be notified by phone when a determination has been made and you will be asked to make your $20 administrative fee payment over the phone.

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