Denton County Criminal Misdemeanor

Scales of Justice

The office hours of the Denton County Misdemeanor Department are:

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone: (940) 349-2014
Fax: (940) 349-2015

Local Rules Adobe Acrobat PDF 

Online Payments

  • Fines paid after business hours will not be applied until the next business day.
  • Open capias pro fine warrants will not be recalled until all fines are paid.  Fines paid after business hours will not prompt a recall of the warrant until the next business day.
  • Juvenile payments made using a debit or credit card must be made in person and cannot be made online.
  • $1.00 minimum or 3% processing fee per transaction will be added to your total balance due when paying online.  (Ex. If 5 payments are made, $5 or 3% added to total balance)

Pay fine and courts costs for Criminal Misdemeanor Cases online. Once you find and view the details of your case, a "Make Payment" button will be available in the right top corner of the screen.

E-Filing Information


Petition for an Order of Nondisclosure: Texas Judicial Branch 
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Background Search

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Second Court of Appeals - Attorney Portal

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Please fax request for copies or background search information to (940) 349-2015 on your agency's official letterhead.

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Helpful Tips

  • All criminal files pertaining to the County Criminal Courts filed prior to 1993 have now been destroyed. In criminal cases from 1993-1996, only judgments are available. This is in compliance with the Texas State Library and Archive Commission retention schedule.
  • You may come to our office in person for any copy request and background search information if you choose not to submit the above required forms by fax or mail.
  • Forms of payment accepted are cash, money order, cashier's checks, credit/debit cards, and business checks. We accept Discover, Master Card, and Visa. However, there is a 4% fee for credit card transactions and a $2.50 fee for debit card or check transactions.
  • Contact our office for additional information at (940) 349-2014.