Online Reference Guide



For tickets received in Grayson County, Texas (change county)

Including the Municpal Courts in Bells, Collinsville, Denison, Gunter, Howe, Pottsboro, Sherman, Southmayd, Tioga, Tom Bean, Van Alstyne, Whitesboro and Whitewright as well as all precincts of the Justice of the Peace.

Below you will find information about court locations, traffic school elections and fighting a ticket in court as well as all of the necessary forms you need.

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Select one of the following options:

Pay the Ticket in full
By just paying the fine, you plead guilty to the ticket and points will be assessed on your license. This adjudication will appear on your driving record and your insurance may be affected and/or cancelled.
Elect a Defensive Driving Course
By electing a defensive driving course, you pay for the ticket but points are NOT assessed on your license. This adjudication will be WITHHELD on your driving record and your insurance CANNOT be effected as long as you were not at fault in a crash.
Contest the Ticket in Court
If you choose to contest the ticket, you may be eligible to have your ticket dismissed upon successful completion of a deferred disposition. You must appear in person at one of the court locations to determine eligibility for this option.

Know the Facts

Click on any of the topics below to learn more.


Texas law gives you three options regarding your citation. You must enter a plea by the appearance date located at the bottom of your citation, or be subject to a late fee and other possible actions including suspension of your driver license. Even if you feel you deserved the ticket, you may elect a driver safety course to keep it off your record, avoid the points and prevent the violation from raising your insurance rates.


  Bells Municipal Court
P.O. Box 95
Bells, TX 75414

  Collinsville Municipal Court
103 N. Main St.
P.O. Box 649
Collinsville, TX 76233
  Denison Municipal Court
108 W. Main St.
Denison, TX 75020

  Gunter Municipal Court
P.O. Box 349
Gunter, TX 75058

  Howe Municipal Court
P.O. Box 518
Howe, TX 75459
  Pottsboro Municipal Court
P.O. Box 1089
Pottsboro, TX 75076
  Sherman Municipal Court
P.O. Box 1173
Sherman, TX 75091
  Southmayd Municipal Court
P.O. Box 88
Southmayd, TX 76268
  Tioga Municipal Court
P.O. Box 206
Tioga, TX 76271

  Tom Bean Municipal Court
P.O. Box 312
Tom Bean, TX 75489

  Van Alstyne Municipal Court
P.O. Box 247
Van Alstyne, TX 75495

  Whitesboro Municipal Court
111 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 340
Whitesboro, TX 76273
  Whitewright Municipal Court
P.O. Box 516
Whitewright, TX 75491
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 1

Hon. Harry D. "Butch" Morgan
200 S. Crockett St.
Sherman, TX 75090

  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 2

Hon. James E. Harris
101 W. Woodard St.
Denison, TX 75021

  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 3

Hon. Mike Reeves
509 N. Union St.
Whitesboro, TX 76273

  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 4

Hon. Larry R. Ashley
101 Main St.
P.O. Box 1964
Van Alstyne, TX 75495



      Simple steps:
1. Tell the Clerk of Court or Judge that you wish to complete a defensive driving class or driver safety course.
2. Complete a course & get a certificate of completion back to the clerk or judge before the deadline they give you.
  (Usually you have 60 or 90 days to complete a course and file your certificate of completion)
Only one election per 12 month period. CDL drivers are eligible only by a court order.