Fines & Costs

You may plead "No Contest" and waive a jury trial by paying the full amount of the fines and costs as shown on the Citation or on the following list. In the event of a conflict between the Citation and the following list, use the amount from the following list. Please contact the Rosenberg Municipal Court at 832-595-3450 with any questions. Court payments may be made online.

In a misdemeanor case for which the maximum possible punishment is by fine only, payment of a fine or an amount accepted by the court constitutes a finding of guilty in open court as though a plea of nolo contendere had been entered by the defendant and constitutes a waiver of a jury trial in writing.

The list is divided into three sections below.

Rosenberg Municipal Court Fine/Bond List Effective September 1, 2023:

  1. vIOLATIONS
  2. Penal OffenSes
  3. City code violations
Violation
Fines and Costs
ALTERED, COVERED, OR OBSCURED LP NUMBER OR COLOR
$334
ALTERED, COVERED, OR OBSCURED LP NUMBER OR COLOR - 2ND. OFFENSE
$534
CHILD NOT SECURED BY SEAT BELT
$259
CHILD UNDER AGE 8 UNLESS OVER 4FT 9IN TALL
$259
DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT (LIGHTS, BRAKES, ETC.)
$192
DISPLAY EXPIRED REGISTRATION/LICENSE PLATES
$141
DISREGARD RAILROAD CROSSINGS GATE OR FLAGMAN
$225
DRIVE WHILE LICENSE INVALID
$212
EXPIRED DRIVERS LICENSE
$212
FAIL TO CONTROL SPEED
$217
FAIL TO DISPLAY DRIVERS LICENSE
$116
FAIL TO GIVE INFORMATION/RENDER AID
$334
FAIL TO MAINTAIN FIN. RESPONSIBILITY/NO MOTOR VEH. LIABILITY INS.
$344
FAIL TO MAINTAIN FIN. RESPONSIBILITY/NO MOTOR VEH. LIABILITY INS. - 2ND. OFFENSE
$524
FAIL TO REPORT CHANGE ADDRESS OR NAME
$113
FAIL TO STOP FOR SCHOOL BUS
$660
FAIL TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY
$192
FAIL TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY TO EMERGENCY VEHICLE
$292
FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY
$192
ILLEGAL PARKING
$142
ILLEGAL PARKING (FIRE ZONE)
$106
ILLEGALLY PARKED IN HANDICAPPED SPACE$519
LEAVING SCENE OF ACCIDENT
$334
NO DRIVERS LICENSE
$212
NO SEAT BELT - DRIVER/PASSENGER
$170
OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT PLATES
$146
OPERATE MOTORCYCLE WITHOUT APPROVED HEADGEAR
$138
PASSING AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE
$884
PASSING AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE - 2ND. OFFENSE$1,634
PERMIT UNLICENSED PERSON TO DRIVE$138
RAN RED LIGHT/STOP SIGN
$210
SPEEDING (1 TO 10 MILES OVER MAXIMUM LIMIT), PLUS $5 PER MILE IN EXCESS OF FIRST 10 MILES
$167
VIOLATE DRIVERS LICENSE RESTRICTION
$142
WRONG, ALTERED, OR OBSCURED LP
$192
ALL OTHER SUBTITLE C, RULES OF THE ROAD VIOLATIONS
$192
ALL OTHER VIOLATIONS NOT LISTED, POST BOND $212
$212
ALL SUBTITLE C, RULES OF THE ROAD VIOLATIONS IN A SCHOOL CROSSING ZONE
Add $25

Dismissal of Charge upon Compliance

If you were cited for "Expired Registration" or "Expired Drivers License," you may be eligible to obtain a dismissal by presenting proof of registration renewal (and payment of state penalty) or drivers license renewal within 20 working days following the date of the citation, and the payment of a $20 fee by your appearance date.

Extensions, Installment Agreements & Time Payment Fee

If you cannot pay the fine and court costs immediately upon entry of judgment, you may have an extension of time of up to 30 days within which to pay. A single extension not exceeding 30 days can be obtained from the clerks at the window. Extensions of more than 30 days, subsequent extensions, or installment payment arrangements must be made with the Judge during regular court sessions. In any event, if you do not pay the fine and costs in full within the 30 days immediately following the entry of judgment, a statutory time payment fee of $15 for each charge extended will be added to the amount that you owe.

Collection Fees & Other Aids in Enforcement

In addition to the amount that you owe, for any balance due that is over 60 days past due, the Court may add a collection fee of 30% to the amount that you owe to offset the costs of collection. Additionally, the Court may report your failure to appear or to pay the balance due to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Until you pay the balance due in full, including any applicable fees, you will not be able to renew your driver's license.