Online Reference Guide



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

Including the Municipal Courts in Arp, Lindale, Noonday, Troup, Tyler, Whitehouse and Winona 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.


  Arp Municipal Court
P.O. Drawer 68
Arp, TX 75750
  Lindale Municipal Court
P.O. Box 130
Lindale, TX 75771
  Noonday Municipal Court
16662 CR 196
Tyler, TX 75703
  Troup Municipal Court
P.O. Box 637
Troup, TX 75789
  Tyler Municipal Court
813 N. Broadway Ave.
P.O. Box 895
Tyler, TX 75710

  Whitehouse Municipal Court
311 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 776
Whitehouse, TX 75791

  Winona Municipal Court
P.O. Box 97
Winona, TX 75792

  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 1
Hon. Quincy Beavers
106 E. Elm St.
Tyler, TX 75702
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 2
Hon. Gary Alfred
15405 Hwy 155 S
Tyler, TX 75703

  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 3
Hon. James Meredith
313 E. Duval St.
P.O. Box 573
Troup, TX 75789
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 4
Hon. Mitch Shamburger
110 Dallas St.
P.O. Box 62
Winona, TX 75792
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 5
Hon. James Cowart
2616 S. Main St.
P.O. Box 1075
Lindale, TX 75771



      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.