Driving Safety Course

IMPORTANT: CAREFULLY READ OUR PAGES FOR "I GOT A CITATION! WHAT DO I DO?" AND "RESOLVING YOUR CITATION" 

You may be eligible to have your citation dismissed upon completion of an approved Driving Safety Course (DSC). Your election for DSC must be made in writing on or before the scheduled court date on your citation.

Requirements:

  • You must have a valid Texas driver’s license.
  • You must have proof of financial responsibility (liability insurance).  Your name must appear on the proof as insurance as an approved driver.
  • You must plea "Guilty" or "No Contest" to your alleged violation.
  • You must pay court costs and administrative fees. Speeding and most other moving violations: $114.00. Speeding in school zone and some other violations: $139.00.
  • You must provide a copy of your driving record. You may download and print your driving record from the Texas DPS website. www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/driverrecords.htm
  • IMPORTANT! IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE, YOU MUST REQUEST YOUR DRIVER SAFETY COURSE NO LATER THAN THE COURT DATE LISTED ON YOUR CITATION.

You Are Not Eligible if:

  • You took a driving safety course to dismiss a citation in the 12 months prior to the date of your violation.
  • You hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
  • You are charged with one of the following offenses:
    • Passing a school bus
    • Speeding 25 or more mph over the posted speed limit
    • Leaving the scene of an accident
    • Reckless driving
    • Duty to give information and render aid
    • Serious traffic violation as defined by Transportation Code 522.003(25)
    • An offense in a construction zone where workers are present

Mail Applications

  • Download and print the Application from our "Forms" page.
  • Mail your completed application to the Court Clerk.  THE APPLICATION MUST BE NOTARIZED.  The application must be postmarked no later than your court date listed on your citation. 
  • Provide a good contact number, preferably your mobile phone number, in case the Court Clerk needs information to complete your application.
  • Submit legible copies of your Driver's License, Insurance Card, and Driving Record with your application.
  • Include your personal check or money order for $114.00, or $139.00 if the violation occurred in a school zone, made out to "City of Tomball".
  • Once your application is approved, you will receive a packet in the mail from the Court.  Do not begin your Driving Safety Course until after you receive your packet in the mail.
  • Once your completed application, documents, and payment are received and approved, you will have 90 days to complete your Driving Safety Course and submit your original Certificate of Completion. You MUST submit the original "court copy" of your Certificate of Completion. Sign the Certificate before you send it in. If you mail the certificate, it must be deposited with the US Postal Service within your 90 day compliance period.

Online Applications

  • Download and print the Application from our "Forms" page.
  • Complete, sign, and scan the Application.  Save the scanned image of the Application.
  • Scan your Driver's License and Insurance Card.  Save the scanned images in a file.
  • Go to the "Online Bill Pay" site by following the link below.  You must complete your online application no later than the court date listed on your citation.
  • Follow link to "View and Pay Court Citations Online".
  • Provide your citation number and birthdate where required.
  • When the screen shows a list of your alleged violations, check the box for the violation you wish to dismiss through a Driver Safety Course.
  • Follow the prompts to "Driver Safety Course".
  • Upload your Application, Driver's License, and Insurance Card when prompted.
  • Enter your plea when directed.
  • Submit your payment as instructed.
  • Once your application is approved, you will receive a packet in the mail from the Court.  Do not begin your Driving Safety Course until after you receive your packet in the mail.
  • Once your completed application, documents, and payment are received and approved, you will have 90 days to complete your Driving Safety Course and submit your original Certificate of Completion. You MUST submit the original "court copy" of your Certificate of Completion. Sign the Certificate before you send it in. If you mail the certificate, it must be deposited with the US Postal Service within your 90 day compliance period.

Where to Find Approved DSC Courses

Go to https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/DESSearch for information.

Important Deadlines:

  • You must request your DSC dismissal on or before the Court appearance date printed on your citation.
  • After we receive your fees, you have 90 days to turn in all the required documents listed above as well as the original signed copy of your DSC Certificate of Completion.  
  • DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!  Allow time for postage!  Once you finish your DSC course, the course provider will mail your official Certificate of Completion and the mail may take several weeks to reach you.  We MUST have your original Certificate of Completion prior to the expiration of your 90 day deadline or you may face conviction in your case and additional fees and fines.

The deadline for turning in your driver safety course Certificate of Completion may not be extended. Failure to comply will result in a conviction as well as additional fines and fees!