Round-up to target people with outstanding warrants

February 19, 2010 2:10:40 PM PST
The City of Houston's Police Department will be among more than 300 law enforcement jurisdictions across Texas participating in the "2010 Great Texas Warrant Round-Up", which officially begins Saturday, March 6. HPD and the Harris County Constables will join nearly 70 other regional participants in this statewide annual event targeting people who have outstanding warrants with their respective Municipal Courts.

The City of Houston Municipal Courts alone has thousands of active warrants it is seeking to clear. Municipal Court officials are encouraging defendants to take advantage of one of the options available to settle outstanding warrants. However, no amnesty is being offered in conjunction with the round-up effort.

"We offered an Amnesty last spring which some defendants took advantage of and paid out their cases, yet many others did not, and as a result, still have active cases that can cause them to be arrested," said Presiding Judge Berta Mejia.

Once the warrant period begins on March 6, HPD officers will aggressively target those persons on the warrant list and arrests can take place at any location, including the defendant's home, school or workplace.

Director and Chief Clerk Sahira Abdool emphasized, "We are notifying all defendants that there are numerous options available to assist them in quickly and conveniently taking care of their outstanding warrants."

Notices are being mailed to all defendants with active warrants pending against them. For more information about warrants or citations and for a complete list of Houston's Regional Partners visit the website at www.houstontx.gov/courts or contact City's Helpline at 311 or 713-837-0311 if outside the City of Houston.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

  • ONLINE - www.texasonline.state.tx.us
  • BY PHONE - Call 713.837.0311 or 3-1-1 (6am- Midnight daily)
  • BY MAIL - Municipal Courts, P.O. Box 4996, Houston, TX 77210-4996
  • WESTERN UNION
  • IN PERSON - at any of the six court locations listed:
  • Municipal Courts, 1400 Lubbock Houston, TX 77002, Monday - Saturday 7am to 10pm
    713-247-5479

    Acres Homes/North Command Station, 9455 West Montgomery, Houston, TX 77088, Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm
    281-405-5319

    Clear Lake Sub-Station, 2855 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX 77058, Thursday, 8am to 5pm
    281-283-4946
    281-283-4947

    Kingwood (Municipal Court Annex), 3915 Rustic Woods, Kingwood, Texas 77339-5203, Wednesday 8am to 5pm
    281-361-6574

    Southeast Command Station, (Courts 13 & 14), 8300 Mykawa, Houston, TX 77048, Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm
    713-731-5155
    713-731-5156

    Westside Command Station (Court 18), 3203 South Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX 77082-2320, Monday - Friday 8 am to 5pm
    281-584-4889


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