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City providing warrant amnesty period

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by Katy McElroy

Unpaid parking tickets or other citations weighing you down? The Austin Municipal Court and Downtown Austin Community Court are offering warrant amnesty right now through March 4. That means that you can “take care of your unpaid citations, have your warrant fees on outstanding warrant cases waived, and have your active warrants cleared,” without fear of arrest. No need to make an appointment, just walk into the court locations at 700 E. Seventh St. and 719 E. Sixth St. You can also visit the substations at 12425 Lamplight Village Ave. and 5700 Manchaca Road if you know you don’t need to speak with a judge. And don’t worry if you don’t have the funds to pay right now: The courts are providing options to set up a payment plan, request community service or apply for a waiver. In addition, there will be providing four free information sessions from 4 to 7 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Feb. 13: Willie Mae Kirk Library Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Drive
  • Feb. 14: Old Quarry Library Branch, 7051 Village Center Drive
  • Feb. 20: Cepeda Library Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Road
  • Feb. 27: Pleasant Hill Library Branch, 211 E. William Cannon Drive

Warrant amnesty only applies to charges filed in the Austin Municipal Court or Downtown Austin Community Court. View the flyer here for docket hours and more information (click here for the Spanish version).

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