When a citizen receives a citation for a code violation, there are several options for disposition of the charges.

Citation Disposition Options

Pay Fine:

You may choose to pay the fine for the violation(s) you are charged with. Click here for the list of civil offense codes and fines.

Payment Options:

Deferred Disposition (Probation):

Deferred Disposition dismisses your citation after you have paid an administration fee and completed a prescribed number of days without receiving another citation. You may be eligible for Deferred Adjudication if you have not been approved for Deferred Disposition within the last 12 months. Click here to learn more...

Request for Trial:

If you prefer, you may plead “Not Guilty” and request a trial by Judge or Jury in writing through the U.S. Postal Service to the Arlington Municipal Court, or in person. Click here for Court location and hours of operation information.

For more information about the judicial process, please visit the City of Arlington’s Municipal Court website.