The spring warrant amnesty period for College Station and Brazos County has started and runs through March 6.
The amnesty period is designed to clear thousands of outstanding warrants totaling millions of dollars. Citizens who fail to pay their fines will be arrested by city marshals, police officers, reserve police officers and constables during the warrant roundup March 7-15.
The twice-yearly amnesty period allows citizens with outstanding warrants to avoid paying a $50 per case warrant fee if fines are paid in full. No partial payment schedules will be allowed if citizens want to avoid the $50 fee. The City of College Station accepts cash, cashier’s check, credit cards, money orders, and personal checks. Outstanding warrants cannot be paid via College Station’s online citation payment system.
Since 2007, the City of College Station has cleared 5,911 warrants valued at almost $1.9 million through its spring and fall amnesty events.
“The amnesty period offers people an opportunity to take care of their outstanding warrants without going to jail,” College Station Municipal Judge Edward Spillane says. “Some cities don’t offer amnesty, but we think it’s important to give people a chance to make restitution, save a little money and avoid jail time.”
Warrants on the Web
The College Station Municipal Court publishes a list of all outstanding warrants at cstx.gov/warrants, which allows anyone to check their warrant status if a citation was issued by the College Station Police Department. Citizens also may contact the City of College Station Municipal Court at (979) 764-3683.