Driving Safety Course and Expired Violations

Driving Safety Course Requirements

If you are interested in taking a Driving Safety Course to have your citation dismissed, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a valid Texas driver’s license that is not a commercial driver’s license or be active duty military personnel including spouses and dependent children
  • Have insurance or other evidence of financial responsibility
  • Have not taken DSC within the past year to have a citation dismissed
  • The violation was not committed in a construction zone when workers were present
  • Cannot be speeding 25 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit

If you meet the above criteria within 10 calendar days from the date of offense, you must provide the court the following items:

  • Payment of court costs in addition to administrative fee; payment options are cash, money order, or Cashier’s Check
  • A copy of your valid drivers license
  • A copy of your proof of financial responsibility (or insurance)
  • A written plea of either guilty or no contest

Within 10 calendar days from the date of offense, mail or bring to the Municipal Court the above stated five items, and upon approval, the court will grant you permission to take the course. If applying by mail, please wait until you have received permission from the court before you take the course. You will have 90 days in which to complete the course and obtain a certified copy of your driving record from Austin. Upon successful completion and return of your documents to the court, your citation will be dismissed. Both documents, the course completion certificate and the certified copy of your driving record, must be returned to the Court on or before the 90th day to have your citation dismissed.

Expired Violations (Driver's License, Registration, or Inspection)

If you desire the option to have your citation dismissed upon correction of an expired drivers license, expired registration, or expired inspection (if less than 60 days) and fail to change your name or address on drivers license, you have 20 business days from the date of offense to correct the violation and submit proof of correction to the Court. The citation may then be dismissed upon payment of a $10 dismissal fee. If, for any reason you are unable or you choose not to correct the expired violation, you must appear within 10 calendar days to avoid a penalty increase to the fine.

The registration proof must include payment of the penalty fee paid to the Department of Motor Vehicles at the time the registration was renewed. If this penalty is not paid, the Court cannot dismiss the citation.

The inspection proof of correction must show the vehicle passed the inspection.