Compliance Dismissals

Compliance dismissals cannot be paid online until verified with the court.  If you are needing any extension, you can request that from the court, but it is YOUR responsibility to follow up with the court to see if any extension was granted.

Registration

Violation
Action
Expired Registration within 60 days $20 dismissal with proof of renewal
Expired Registration OVER 60 days $20 dismissal with proof of renewal 
AND proof penalty fee has been paid
Driving without two License Plates 
(Front and Rear)
$10 dismissal with proof of correction
and valid registration at time of violation
License Plate or Registration 
blurred or obscured
$10 dismissal with proof of correction

Driver's License

Violation Action
Fail to Display Driver's License
or No Driver's License 
$10 dismissal with proof of valid driver's 
license at time of violation
Expired Driver's License $20 dismissal with proof of correction
Fail to Report Change of Address 
to DPS for Driver's License
$20 dismissal with proof of correction
No Driver's License or Driving While
License Invalid or Suspended
Contact court for possible options to 
avoid surcharges

Insurance

Violation Action
No Insurance or Fail to Maintain 
Financial Responsibility
Complete dismissal with proof of valid
insurance at time of violation and verified
No insurance at time of violation but
is NOW insured 
(Defendant named on policy)
Contact Court for possible options to 
avoid surcharges

Equipment

Violation Action
Defective Equipment $10 dismissal with proof of correction

Handicapped Parking

Violation Action
Parked in a handicapped spot 
without a placard or proper license plate
Complete dismissal with proof of placard 
and driver's license matching placard
Parked in a handicapped loading
zone
No dismissal

The  Driver  Responsibility  Program  (DRP)  establishes  a  system  that authorizes   the   Texas  Department  of  Public  Safety  (DPS)  to  assess surcharges  to  an  individual  based on certain traffic offenses that have occurred on or after September 1, 2003. Individuals are notified by mail each  time a surcharge  is added to their driver record. Surcharges are in addition  to  other  fees  and  do  not  replace  a  suspension,  revocation, denial,   disqualification    or    cancellation    resulting    from  the  same conviction.

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his program was developed to encourage safe driving habits. It requires DPS to assess surcharges to individuals based on certain traffic offenses.  These   surcharges  are   assessed   in   two   ways,  a  point  system,  and conviction based. 

  • Points are assessed for Texas or out-of-state moving violation convictions: two (2) points for a conviction, and three (3) points for a conviction that resulted in a crash.   Individuals are assessed a point surcharge annually if they have six (6) or more points on their driver record. For each consecutive 12 month period that an individual does not receive any points for a moving violation, one (1) point will be deducted from the individual’s total points.

  • A Conviction based surcharge is a result of being convicted of any of the following; Driving While Intoxicated, No Driver License, Driving While License Invalid, and No Insurance. Points are not assessed for these offenses. A conviction based surcharge will be assessed annually for three (3) years from the date of conviction. An individual also has the option to pay all three (3) years at once. 

DPS offers programs that may reduce or waive surcharges. For more information about DRP, along with details on available surcharge discounts and other surcharge assistance programs,  please visit the following link.