When a warrant for arrest is necessary, additional fines and warrant fees will be added to the amount due. You may also be subject to additional charges for failure to appear. The court will issue a warrant when:
- You fail to make a plea to violations showing on your citation
- You fail to comply with the orders of a judge
- You do not complete a payment plan or fail to make payments as promised
Resolving a Warrant
Your warrant may be canceled if you plead no contest or guilty to the warrant charge. You must also pay the fine and court costs. If you want to plead not guilty to a charge after an arrest warrant has been issued, you must come to the Municipal Court in person to post the required bond and obtain a court date:
4301 City Point Drive
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Failure to Dispose of a Warrant
If you fail to dispose of your warrant, the city marshals will actively pursue your arrest. Additionally, your warrant will be entered into the region computer system, which will make you subject to arrest by any peace officer in the State of Texas.
The North Richland Hills Municipal Court refers past-due warrants for collections. Warrants referred to collections will have an additional 30% added to the total amount owed on the violation. The warrant will not be lifted until the balance is paid in full. Payments for accounts referred to collection must be by cash, money order or cashier's check. Personal checks will not be accepted.