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Municipal Court

ScoffLaw Program

The City of Edinburg is now participating in the ScoffLaw Program. The program allows the refusal of vehicle registration to those who do not follow the law or do not pay their fines. ScoffLaw program was implemented by Hidalgo County in 2012 and denies registration or renewals to residents with any outstanding fines/or fees past due more than 90 days.   
Texas Transportation Code 702.003 A county assessor-collector or the department may refuse to register a motor vehicle if the assesor-collector or the department receives information from a municipality that the owner of the vehicle has an outstanding warrant from that municpality for failure to appear or failure topay a fine or a complaint that involves the violation of a traffic law. 

Person/s with outstanding citations can also pay online at Hidalgo County Courts

Follow the instructions below to pay for outstanding fines on traffic violations:

  • Must appear in person at the Edinburg Municipal Court
  • Must pay an administrative fee of $20 for each past due violation associated with the outstanding balance
  • Once fines/fees are collected, a Clearance Letter will be issued and must be presented at the Hidalgo County Tax Collectors Office, which will then be submitted to the Motor Vehicle Registration Clerk for vehicle registration eligibility