Municipal Court Forms
Municipal Court Mailing Address:
1900 Billy G. Webb Dr.
Portland, Texas 78374
It is the defendant’s responsibility to ensure all information in the forms is accurate and complete!
Plea Form - if you have not entered a plea on your case, please attach this form with your request
*If you are unsure if a plea has been entered on your case, call the Portland Municipal Court for more information
Unsworn Declaration - If a form requires a signature from a notary and you are unable to contact or reach a certified notary, this form is accepted in place of a notarized signature with your request
Deferred Disposition Request - see the definition and requirements for Deferred Disposition below
What is Deferred Disposition?
Deferred disposition is an option to keep the violation off your driving record, or off your criminal record if the offense is a penal offense (e.g. public intoxication, theft, or assault).
When you plead guilty or no contest and request deferred disposition, the Court has discretion to place you on deferred disposition.
If the Court grants deferred disposition, the Court will defer a finding of guilt. You will be ordered to pay the court costs. The Court may assess a special expense fee not to exceed the maximum amount of the fine. The Court may order you to participate in a driving safety course, drug education program, alcohol awareness program, perform community service, pay restitution or order any other condition authorized by statute. If you successfully comply with the terms of your deferral in the time frame ordered by the Court, your case will be dismissed.
You are not eligible for a deferred disposition on a moving violation if you are charged with:
- Leaving the scene of a collision;
- Passing a School Bus;
- Received your citation while driving in a Construction Zone when workers were present;
- Have a commercial driver license even if the violation occurred while you were driving a private vehicle.
Please contact the court to see if you are unsure if you are eligible for deferred disposition.
Failing to Comply with the Terms:
If you fail to comply with any of the requirements of the Deferred Disposition, your case will be set for a show cause hearing. The hearing is your opportunity to speak with a judge regarding why you failed to comply with terms of your deferred disposition. If any requirements are not met and you cannot provide a satisfactory reason why, at a hearing before a judge, you may be found guilty. If you fail to appear at your hearing, a conviction will be entered, the conviction will be placed on your record, and, if there is still a balance on the case, a warrant for your arrest will be issued.