Driving Safety Course

You may request to have your citation dismissed by successfully completing a Defensive Driving Course (DSC) or a motorcycle operator training course. 

If you would like to request DSC, you must request it on or before your appearance date, or that right will be lost. 

The court must have a written request for you. In order to be granted DSC, the following requirements need to be met first:

    • Do not take a driving safety course without first obtaining permission from the court.
    • Do not go online to pay until you have all of the required paperwork turned into the court.


  1. Make your request on or before the appearance date on your citation in writing by certified mail, email, or in person.  
  2. You must have and show proof of a valid Texas driver’s license or permit.
  3. You must have and show proof of financial responsibility or vehicle liability insurance in your name or with you listed as a driver.
  4. You must enter a plea of guilty or nolo contendere (no contest).
  5. You must pay all court costs and an administration fee with a check, money order, or cash (only in person) when you request this option.
    • If you choose to go online to pay, you MUST first turn in all DSC paperwork to the court.  Pay $144 ($169 for school zone offenses) YOU ARE NOT PAYING THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE CITATION. The fine amount of the citation cost is put on hold until you complete and turn in the DSC certificate and your driving record from DSC.  
  6. You must NOT have completed a driving safety course within the past 12 months preceding the date of the current citation. You will have to sign an affidavit affirming you have not taken the course in the past 12 months preceding.
  7. You must NOT have been cited for speeding 25 mph and/or over the posted speed limit.
  8. You will need to obtain a certified copy of your driving record from the Texas Department of Public Safety at $10 per copy. (It is your responsibility to obtain this copy and turn it in by the end of your 90 days.) This does not need to be turned in when you sign up for DSC, but you will need to turn this in with your signed DSC certificate of completion by the 90 day that you are given.  
  9. Driving Safety Course is NOT AN OPTION if you hold a Commercial Drivers License (CDL)

Required paperwork.

  1. Submit a copy of your Texas driver’s license.
  2. Submit a copy of your current auto insurance.
  3. Submit the Driver’s Safety Course Affidavit (PDF). This must be notarized.
  4. Submit the Defensive Driving Course Form (PDF).
  5. The above 2 forms must be filled out and submitted to the court with the 2 other items as well.  Therefore, you will submit 4 items. Once the court has received all the required paperwork, then you can make your payment.  
  6. Email paperwork, mail it, or bring by in person.
  7. Payment
    • $144 or $169 for speeding violations in school zones
    • Payments can be made online or by calling 1-800-444-1187. You will need your citation number and the amount you are paying. Payments can also be mailed to: P.O. Box 776, Anna, Tx 75409, or brought to 120 W. 7th Street, Anna, Tx 75409. 

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