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Municipal Court of Record

3805 Adam Grubb
Lake Worth, Texas 76135
Phone: 817-255-7910


Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


From I-820 Exit Jacksboro Hwy W (S.H .199). At the fourth stop light, turn left on Telephone Road. Then, the first street on the left will be Adam Grubb.  We are the second building on the right in the Lake Worth Police Department and City Hall building.


General Information
The Lake Worth Municipal Court is a Court of Record.  Cases filed with the Court include traffic violations, Class C misdemeanors, violations of City ordinances, and parking violations that are punishable by fine only. The maximum fine (not including Court costs) are as follows:


Traffic violations - $200

City Ordinance violations - $200

Class C Penal Code violations - $500

Certain City Ordinance violations - $2,000


Self Help Resources

Texas Judicial Branch - Self Help

Texas State Law Library - Self Help


Municipal Court Director
Natacha Valdez


Municipal Court Clerk

Lisa Shelley


Presiding Judge
William "Bill" Lane


Associate Judges 

Craig Magnuson

Alex Kim

Court Dockets
Tue, 13 Feb 2018
11.21.18 Docket 11.21.18 Attorney Docket 11.21.18 Bench Trial Docket
Wed, 14 Feb 2018
12.19.18 Plea Docket 12.19.18 Attorney Docket 12.19.18 Bench Trail DocketRead more...
Tue, 14 Aug 2018
1.16.19 Plea Docket 1.16.19 Attorney Docket 1.16.19 Bench Trial DocketRead more...
Tue, 14 Aug 2018
2.20.19 Plea Docket 2.20.19 Attorney Docket 2.20.19 Jury Trial DocketRead more...


The clerks of the court cannot give legal advise to defendants.

You may consult with or hire an attorney if you wish to have an attorney represent you.  You are not required to have an attorney.  The court is not required by law to provide you an attorney if you can not afford one. 
Each violation has a predetermined fine and court cost amount.  This amount may be increased or decreased due to the circumstances surrounding each case.  Fine amounts may only be changed by the Judge.


Common Violation Fees
Court Costs and Fee are subject to change at any time.  Please call to verify your fine amount.


 Speeding 10-15 mph over  $182.00
 Speeding 16-20 mph over  $202.00
 Speeding 21+ mph over  $222.00
 Disregard Stop Sign  $167.00
 Disregard Signal Light (Red Light)  $167.00
 Improper Turn  $167.00
 No Seatbelt - Driver  $142.00
 Child Not In A Seatbelt (under 16)  $202.00
 Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility   $377.00
 No Valid Driver's License  $182.00
 Expired Driver's License  $132.00
 Failed to Yield Right of Way  $167.00
 Defective Equipment  $167.00



We are a Safe Harbor Court.  If you appear in the court office with valid Identification to take care of your warrants you WILL NOT be arrested.  The court can make payment arrangements or set your cases for a court date with the Judge. 

Texas Driver Responsibility Program (DRP) 
The Texas DRP requires the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to apply surcharges to individuals with certain traffic convictions.  Click here to see the Texas Driver Responsibility Program handout from DPS or got to

Pay your citation here.   
The Municipal Court accepts all major credit/debit cards to pay your traffic fines or warrants in full in the office, online, or by phone.  Click on the link below or call 1-855-796-5763 to process a payment 24 hours a day.  There will be a 5% convenience fee added to pay by phone or online. You will need to have your citation number to process a payment.  If you wish to pay by credit/debit in the office, the cardholder must be present with valid identification for a clerk to process your payment.  There will be a 3.5% convenience fee added to pay in the office.

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