Cite and Release

Under certain conditions, law enforcement officers may elect to issue a citation to a person being charged with committing an offense that is a Class A or B misdemeanor. The citation contains written notice of the time and place the person must appear before a magistrate.

A person receiving such a citation must appear in court on the date and time indicated on the citation. On that court date, the person will be fingerprinted, complete a financial questionnaire, be advised of their rights under TCCP Article 157.17, and can have the opportunity to request a court appointed attorney.

Contact and Location

The Cite and Release Docket is held on 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 2 p.m.

If you received a Cite and Release Citation and have questions, please contact:

Phone: 817-884-1599 Or Email:

If you wish to complete your financial questionnaire prior to court, contact 817-884-1599 or online, select the "Affidavit of Indigence" button below.

Court Location:

Trial Room D

7th Floor, Tim Curry Justice Center

401 West Belknap

Fort Worth TX  76196