Hempstead City Hall: 1125 Austin Street || Hempstead, TX 77445 || Phone: (979) 826-2486 || Fax: (979) 826-6703

Fines

The maximum fine for most traffic violations is $200 and criminal offenses can go up to $500 in addition to court costs set by the state legislature. Violations of city ordinances may carry a maximum fine of up to $2,000. The Judge may assess the fine at his/her discretion within the fine range. THE JUDGE IS NOT REQUIRED TO REDUCE YOUR FINE.

PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 542.404 OF THE TEXAS TRANSPORTATION CODE,
FINES ARE DOUBLED FOR VIOLATIONS OCCURRING IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE.


COURT COSTS
In addition to the fine, court costs mandated by state law will be charged. These costs, which differ depending on the offense, are included in the fines. The judge has no discretion to waive or reduce court costs. In addition, if a warrant was served or processed, you will be charged an additional warrant fee(s).

Contact the Court for any charges not listed below.

Schedule of Fines                                      Effective Jan. 1, 2014

Speeding Chart Effective Jan. 1, 2014

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Welcome           

To Hempstead

The City of Hempstead is located 50 miles west of Downtown Houston, Texas and also located near strong academic institutions such as Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M University, and Blinn College. While visiting the City of Hempstead, do not hesitate to stop and enjoy a mixture of the foods from Italian to Bar-B-Que. Be sure and try one of our really sweet and juicy watermelons, very sure to please! We look forward to you visiting our City.

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