Online Reference Guide



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

Including the Municpal Courts in Bud, Dripping Springs, Kyle, San Marcos, Wimberley and Woodcreek 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.


  Bud Municipal Court
P.O. Box 1218
Buda, TX 78610

  Dripping Springs Municipal Court
P.O. Box 384
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

  Kyle Municipal Court
100 W. Center St.
P.O. Box 40
Kyle, TX 78640
  San Marcos Municipal Court
630 E. Hopkins St.
San Marcos, TX 78666

  Wimberley Municipal Court 
P.O. Box 2027
Wimberley, TX 78676

  Woodcreek Municipal Court
41 Champion Cir.
Woodcreek, TX 78676

  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 1 Place 1

Hon. Jo Anne Prado
1307 E. Uhland Rd.
San Marcos, TX 78666 
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 1 Place 2

Hon. Margie H. Hernandez
110 E. MLK Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666 
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 2

Hon. Beth Smith
P.O. Box 1449
Kyle, TX 78640 
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 3

Hon. Andrew Cable
14306 Ranch Rd. 12 #11
Wimberly, TX 78676
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 4

Hon. Terry Kyle
P.O. Box 1158
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 5

Hon. Scott J. Cary
P.O. Box 215
Buda, TX 78610 



      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.