Unless you are pleading “not guilty”, you must enter a plea of no contest or guilty to pay your fine and court costs. A judgment and conviction will be entered and this conviction will be reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
You may pay your court costs on a payment plan. By law, if any portion of the fine, court costs, or restitution are unpaid on or after the 31st day after the date of the judgment, a one-time payment reimbursement fee will be added to each case. For those cases which have a date of offense that is on or before December 31, 2019 the fee is $25.00 per case. For those cases which have a date of offense that is on or after January 1, 2020 the fee is $15.00 per case.
You may pay your fines and court costs on line at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/corpuschristitx/, in person, the drop box located outside of Municipal Court, by phone at 1 (866) 299-7084 or you may mail in your payments to:
Corpus Christi Municipal Court
120 N. Chaparral
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
If you have concerns about your ability to pay the fees and fines, you may apply for a payment plan. Depending on the situation, a Judge may be able to offer you other ways to pay or earn credit towards your fine and court costs. For the Judge to consider such circumstances, you may be scheduled for a court hearing in-person, or via videoconference or teleconference to present testimony or documents regarding your indigency.