2010-02-19 / Front Page

Warrant roundup under way in city

People who do not pay outstanding Municipal Court fines by March 5 may be arrested as part of a statewide warrant roundup that involves 265 agencies. The Lampasas Police Department on March 6 will begin serving warrants and making arrests for unpaid fines. Notices will be sent by mail today to those who have not paid a Municipal Court fine.

Several payment options are available. Individuals may pay with cash or by credit card at Lampasas Municipal Court, 403 S. Main St. The court does not accept personal checks, however. The Municipal Court office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Also, a Visa or MasterCard payment option is available at www.cityoflampasas.com. A small additional charge applies for online credit card payments. Cashier’s checks or money order payments delivered by mail should be sent to the Municipal Court, c/o City Hall, 312 E. Third St., Lampasas, TX 76550.

In addition, a drop box on the south side of City Hall is available for depositing cashier’s checks or money orders. Payments should be placed in the drop box by 4:30 p.m. on March 5 to make sure the items are processed before March 6.

As of Wednesday, the Lampasas Municipal Court had 3,779 outstanding warrants -- some dating as far back as 2002 -- worth about $1.4 million.

The city’s participation in last year’s statewide warrant roundup netted nearly $139,000 in court fine payments.

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