Request a Driving Safety Course (DSC)
Application to Request a Driving Safety Course (DSC)
You may submit your request no later than the appearance date indicated on your citation to take a Driving Safety Course (DSC). Your request may be submitted online by clicking here. You may also submit your request in person or by mail.
If you are eligible, you may submit your request for a Driving Safety Course by sending the following to the court or appearing at the court on or before your appearance date:
- Proof of valid financial responsibility showing you as a covered driver
- A copy of your valid Texas driver’s license (or out of state driver’s license with proof of active military I.D. (if applicable))
- $144.00 for regular zone violations or $169.00 for school zone violations
Note: Do not take the driving safety course before obtaining court approval.
If charged with a traffic offense under the Subtitle C, Transportation Code, a request may be made to take a driving safety course. This option will result in a dismissal once you have complied with all the terms.
You are eligible for a Driving Safety Course if:
- You do not possess a Commercial driver’s license.
- You have not completed a Driving Safety Course for ticket dismissal in the previous 12 months (calculated from date of previous completion date to the violation date of your current citation).
- You have a valid Texas driver’s license or permit.
- You have valid proof of insurance (printed) showing you as a covered driver.
- Your violation was not in a construction/work zone with workers present.
- Your citation was for a moving violation.
- Your actual speed must be less than 25MPH over the speed limit (if cited for speeding).
After Obtaining Approval & Paying Fees
Once you have obtained approval from the court and paid your fees, you must:
- Take a state approved driving safety course and return all documentation listed below within 90 days.
- Obtain a certified copy of your driving record from the Texas Department of Public Safety. The Driver Record Request Form can be found on the Texas DPS website.
- Submit both of the following to the court by your 90 day deadline:
- A certificate of completion from a state approved driving safety course
- A certified copy of your driving record from the Texas Department of Public Safety
Driving Safety Course Information
You can locate a driving safety course here.
Court personnel cannot recommend a driving safety school.
Failure to Comply with Terms of Agreement
If you fail to comply with any of the requirements of the Driving Safety Course option, your case will be set for a Show Cause Hearing. The hearing is your opportunity to speak with the Judge regarding why you failed to comply. If you fail to appear at your hearing, a conviction will be entered and reported to the Texas Department Of Public Safety. Any remaining balance will become due within 30 days of conviction or a warrant may be issued.
PLEASE NOTE: Failure to comply with an order granted by the judge will require you to appear at a Show Cause Hearing before the Municipal Court judge.