Online Reference Guide



For tickets received in Callahan County, Texas (change county)

Including the Municpal Courts in Baird, Clyde and Cross Plains
as well as the Justice of the Peace Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Below you will find information about court locations, traffic school elections and fighting a ticket in court as well as all of the necessary forms you need.

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Select one of the following options:

Pay the Ticket in full
By just paying the fine, you plead guilty to the ticket and points will be assessed on your license. This adjudication will appear on your driving record and your insurance may be affected and/or cancelled.
Elect a Defensive Driving Course
By electing a defensive driving course, you pay for the ticket but points are NOT assessed on your license. This adjudication will be WITHHELD on your driving record and your insurance CANNOT be effected as long as you were not at fault in a crash.
Contest the Ticket in Court
If you choose to contest the ticket, you may be eligible to have your ticket dismissed upon successful completion of a deferred disposition. You must appear in person at one of the court locations to determine eligibility for this option.

Know the Facts

Click on any of the topics below to learn more.


Texas law gives you three options regarding your citation. You must enter a plea by the appearance date located at the bottom of your citation, or be subject to a late fee and other possible actions including suspension of your driver license. Even if you feel you deserved the ticket, you may elect a driver safety course to keep it off your record, avoid the points and prevent the violation from raising your insurance rates.


  Baird Municipal Court
328 Market St.
Baird, TX 79504

  Clyde Municipal Court
222 Oak St.
P.O. Box 1155
Clyde, TX 79510
  Cross Plains Municipal Court
P.O. Box 129
Cross Plains, TX 76443

  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 1

Hon. Roy Chapman
P.O. Box #86
Clyde, TX 79510
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 3

Hon. Stephen Odom
100 W, 4th St.
Baird, TX 79504
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 4

Hon. Burlie Taylor
P.O. Box 273
Cross Plains, TX 76443


none avaialable  


Online Payment for tickets received in Callahan County is currenly not available    


      Simple steps:
1. Tell the Clerk of Court or Judge that you wish to complete a defensive driving class or driver safety course.
2. Complete a course & get a certificate of completion back to the clerk or judge before the deadline they give you.
  (Usually you have 60 or 90 days to complete a course and file your certificate of completion)
Only one election per 12 month period. CDL drivers are eligible only by a court order.