Payment Plans

Contact the Court office at 903-892-7295 to make sure you qualify for a payment plan.   



Payment plans require $100 down, unless prior arrangements have been made with the Court based on your financial situation.  Senior citizens and juveniles may start a payment plan with $50 down.  Juveniles must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian to start a payment plan AFTER A COURT APPEARANCE.

Two types of Payment Plans are available:
1.  Thirty (30) day payment plan.  Entire balance is paid within 30 days of signing your payment agreement.
2.  Over thirty (30) day payment plan.  Payments can be made on a monthly basis.  Pursuant to Texas state law, any payment plan that exceeds thirty (30)  days is subject to a twenty-five ($25.00) state time payment fee per violation.

If you are unable to pay the minimum monthly payment, you must call to be added to the Court docket to appear before the Judge to discuss other options. 


Applying for a payment plan:
In person at the Municipal Court, 405 N. Rusk St., Sherman, Texas or by email, fax or mail, or
By email or mail:  Call the Court FIRST to make sure you are eligible for a payment plan without appearing before the Judge.
1.  Complete the payment plan application.
2.  Send the application and a copy of your valid driver's license or other state issued ID
a.  By mail to Sherman Municipal Court
                             PO Box 1106
                             Sherman, TX  75091-1106
b.  By email to MuniCourt@cityofsherman.com
3.  Call the Court to verify that your payment plan has been approved.
4.  After receiving confirmation from the Court, immediately pay the required down payment online, by phone, or include payment with mailed application, unless other arrangements have been made with the Court.
When paying online via The Payment Group, you MUST click EDIT to enter the correct amount of your down payment and/or monthly payment amount.  When calling The Payment Group, 1-800-444-1187, to make your down payment or monthly payment, it is your responsibility to give the operator the correct payment amount.
Do not subtract the processing fee from the amount of your payment to the Court.  That fee is in addition to the Court payment.
Failure to pay the correct amount will result in rejection of your payment plan request and/or monthly payment.
Your payment plan order will be mailed or e-mailed to you.

INDIGENT INFORMATION
If you are financially unable to pay or set up a payment plan on your violation and/or would like to discuss community service options, you may appear before the Judge for an indigent hearing.  To request an indigent hearing, print out the Affidavit of Indigency, and call the Court office to be placed on the next available docket to see the Judge.  Be sure to fill the Affidavit out completely and bring all supporting documentation with you to your hearing.