The Edinburg Municipal Court is kicking off a two-week amnesty program that will allow people with outstanding citations to pay up without being arrested. Beginning Monday, Jan. 16 through Jan. 27 the City will waive all Class “C” arrest warrants and dismiss the failure to appear charge for those who show up in person.
The court is currently owed more than $8 million in outstanding ticket citations dating back to 2007. Court personnel say the $8 million represent some 36,000 outstanding cases. The violations include traffic and penal code Class “C” offenses.
People are encouraged to take advantage of this amnesty period by making full payment or by making arrangements to pay the fine through an installment method.
After the 10-day amnesty period, the Court will conduct six warrant roundups in February and March. The warrant roundup days are scheduled for Feb. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, and March 3-4, 10-11, and 13-17.
Those with outstanding fines are encouraged to pay up or make arrangements to avoid being arrested either at home or at work.
Payments can be made at the Edinburg Municipal Court located at 1702 S. Closner Boulevard on the north inside part of the Edinburg Police Department. Payments are accepted between 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information or to find out if you owe a ticket call (956) 318-8819.