Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does the Municipal Court grant extensions on citations or tickets?
A. Extensions are granted on citations or tickets in some circumstances. You must contact the court either by telephone or in person to find out if you qualify.

Q. How can I keep a ticket off of my driving record?
A. The court offers two methods to prevent a conviction from appearing on your driving record, a Driver’s Safety Course or a Deferred Disposition.  

Q. I don’t have all the money to pay my citation, can I get a payment plan?
Yes, the court offers a payment plan. Please call our office at 903-237-1186 for more information.

Q. Does it cost extra if I take my case to trial?
It could.  When you go to trial, either the judge or the jury can set the amount of your fine anywhere between the minimum and maximum fine allowed by law.

Q. Can I see the evidence against me?
Yes, you can.  The court maintains the case file.  A defendant can request to see and obtain copies of all of the documents in the case file.  If your citation is for a traffic violation, there may be a video of the traffic stop.  A defendant can request a copy of the video from the Longview Police Department Records Division. A defendant can also request evidence from the City Prosecutor’s Office before a trial.

Q. I have a payment plan at Gregg County and with the City of Longview. Can they be put together as one payment?
No.  The Longview Municipal Court and Gregg County are two separate government organizations.

Q. I didn’t have liability insurance when I received the citation. I got it that day. Can I get my citation dismissed since I now have insurance?
No.  The law requires that you have insurance at the time the citation was issued.

Q. Can I get a copy of my driving record at the Longview Municipal Court?
No.  You must obtain a copy of your certified 3A driving record from the Department of Public Safety either online or by mail.  You may submit your request online or print the request by mail form.

Q. Where do I get a birth certificate?
Gregg County vital records department handles Birth Certificates, Death Certificates and Marriage Licenses 903-758-6181.

Q. How do I file a case in Small Claims Court?
Gregg County handles all small claims. They can be reached at 903-758-6181.

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