Driver Safety Course (DSC)

You can start the DSC process online, by mail/email, or in person at The Municipal Court. If you will be completing the DSC process online you must read STEPS 1 – 11 below. If you are selecting your option of a DSC by mail/email , you must submit a letter to the Judge requesting to start a DSC. The correspondence will be reviewed and paperwork will be sent to you with further instructions.

As long as you have not completed a DSC in the 12 months prior to the date on the citation, then you will not need Judge approval to take the DSC for a moving violation dismissal. However, certain traffic offenses cannot be dismissed by DSC, such as passing a school bus, leaving the scene of an accident, and traffic offenses committed in a construction zone with workers present.

 Please carefully read the following requirements for the DSC process:

  1. Only courses approved by The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation may be taken.
  2. You must have a valid Texas driver’s license for the Court to accept the course. If you do not have a valid Texas driver’s license, it is recommended that you take a local in-class DSC course or contact the online DSC course provider for instructions prior to beginning the course.
  3. You must provide proof of valid financial responsibility at the time of the violation.
  4. Violations for speeding in excess of 24 m.p.h. over the speed limit are not eligible for dismissal.
  5. Holders of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) are not eligible to take a DSC regardless of whether the offense occurred in a private vehicle.
  6. The court cannot dismiss your traffic citation without the Certified Copy of your Driving Record. In addition, the Court will not accept the DSC if your driving record shows you have taken this course within the last twelve (12) months.
  7. Only “moving violations” can be dismissed with a DSC. If you are unsure what type of violation you have, contact the Court.

You must complete the DSC within ninety (90) days from the date of your plea. Further extensions will not be granted by the Court. You must turn in the Affidavit, copy of driver’s license and insurance, DSC Completion Certificate and Certified Copy of your Driving Record to the court by the end of the 90-day period in order to have the violation dismissed.

DSC courses completed prior to date of your plea will NOT be accepted by the Court.

You will be notified by mail if the Court cannot accept your documents you provide for dismissal.

If you are completing the DSC process online, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW IN ORDER. IT IS BEST TO HAVE YOUR DEVICE CONNECTED TO A PRINTER AS THERE ARE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TO PRINT. If you cannot print, but still wish to complete the request online, you are responsible for contacting the court for the required documents.

  • STEP 1: Click here
    • Read the Terms and Conditions and select agree
  • STEP 2: Select Amarillo Municipal Courts
    • Enter your citation or driver’s license number, name and date of birth, or vehicle information
  • STEP 3: Select the moving violation you wish to dismiss by completion of a DSC
    • You can only take care of one violation with a DSC
  • STEP 4: Select CONTINUE TO DRIVING SAFETY COURSE
  • STEP 5: Select your Plea and select continue
    • No Contest for DSC
  • STEP 6: Print the Agreement
    • READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
    • Agree to the Terms and Conditions and select continue
  • STEP 7: Print the Affidavit
    • The Affidavit must be notarized and submitted to the Court by the end of the 90-day period
    • The Affidavit can be notarized in person at The Municipal Court
  • STEP 8: Certified Copy of your Driving Record
    • Print the form provided to request by mail at a later time: Select 3A for the CERTIFIED version and mail the form and a $10.00 money order or check to address on the form
    • Request online at a later time: Pay $12.00 and print the Certified Copy of your Driving Record. MUST HAVE PRINTER READY AT TIME OF PURCHASE.
    • Some DSC Providers have an option to have the Certified Copy of your Driving Record purchased through them.
  • STEP 9: You may upload a copy/photo of your driver’s license and insurance at this time
    • You can also wait and mail a copy of your driver’s license and insurance in with your DSC Completion Certificate and Certified Copy of your Driving Record by the end of the 90-day period.
  • STEP 10: Pay your DSC fee
  • STEP 11: TURN IN THE FIVE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WITHIN 90-days OF ENTERING YOUR PLEA ONLINE
    1. Proof of Financial Responsibility (insurance) valid on the date and time of the violation.
    2. A legible copy of your valid Texas driver’s license.
    3. The Court copy version of your original Driving Safety Course Completion Certificate (not the insurance copy).  You must sign your certificate. MUST HAVE AMARILLO MUNICIPAL COURT AS THE COURTHOUSE LISTED ON THE CERTIFICATE.
    4. The certified copy of your Driving Record received from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
    5. The notarized Affidavit stating you have not taken a Driving Safety Course for a moving violation within the twelve months before the date of the current offense.
      • The Affidavit can be notarized in person at The Municipal Court
  • Turn these documents in by:
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Mail: Municipal Court, P.O. Box 1366, Amarillo, Texas 79105
    • Bring them in person to the cashier window at the Municipal Court, located at 201 S.E 4th Ave, Amarillo, Texas.
      • Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      • There is a night deposit box for your convenience.
  • The Court assumes no responsibility for delayed, lost, misdirected, incomplete, or postage-due mail.

IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE STEPS ABOVE, THEN AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE 90-day PERIOD YOU WILL BE SUMMONED TO APPEAR IN COURT TO SHOW CAUSE AS TO WHY YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE DRIVING SAFETY COURSE REQUIREMENTS.

Failure to comply with the conditions set above could result in a conviction, and you will then be required to pay any applicable fine remaining. Failure to pay the applicable fine could result in a warrant for your arrest.

If you have any questions of what is required of you, please contact the Court by phone: (806) 378-3082 or by email: [email protected]