To request to take a Driving Safety Course (Art. 45.0511(b), C.C.P.), your request must be made on or before your scheduled court date listed on your citation, and you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Make a formal written or verbal request to the court;
  2. Enter a plea of either guilty or no contest;
  3. Present a valid Texas driver’s license or permit, or proof that I am a member, or the spouse or dependent child of a member, of the United States military forces serving on active duty;
  4. Present proof of financial responsibility pursuant to Chapter 601, Transportation Code (automobile liability insurance);
  5. Pay payment of court costs ($134.00) plus a $10.00 non-refundable administrative fee to total $144.00 (or $169.00 in a School Zone) at the time of request.

*NOTE - On the date of your request for a driving safety course or motorcycle operator training course, you may not have taken a driving safety course nor had completed one within the 12 months preceding the date of your current offense. This will reflect on your  driving record as maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety (or as maintained by the state that issued my driver’s license - active military duty personnel only). Furthermore, an Affidavit must be signed under oath verifying this information is accurate.

All of the above documents must be presented to the Court Clerk in person or by mail at the time of your request.
You DO NOT qualify to take a Driving Safety Course if any of the following pertain to you:

  1. An offense committed in a construction work maintenance zone when workers are present
  2. If you have a CDL license
  3. Passing a school bus violation
  4. Leaving the scene of an accident
  5. Speeding 25 mph or more over the posted speed limit or in excess of 95mph

Driver Safety Course Request Form

If you have any questions, you may reference standing order #14 or contact the court clerk by phone or e-mail.  Court Clerk.