Driving Safety Course (DSC)

Commercial Driver's License and CDL license holders are NOT eligible for DSC dismissal.

You may be able to request that a charge be dismissed by taking a Driving Safety Course, DSC.
However, you will lose that right if you do not provide written notice to the Court of your request on or before your appearance date. A written notice is a notarized affidavit of eligibility or sworn request.


To request DSC please email court@townofbartonville.com

Do not start or take the Drivers Safety Course until you have communicated your DSC Dismissalrequest to the Court, submitted all required documents to the Court, and submitted full payment of the DSC fee to the Court.   

Eligibility Requirements For Driver's Safety Course
  • You must enter a written plea of Guilty or No Contest on the Court's DSC request form 
  • You must possess a valid Texas Driver's License
  • You must possess current Texas Liability Insurance, valid the day of your request
  • You must submit payment of DSC fee of $144.00
  • You may not be charged with speeding in excess of 24 MPH over the posted; or 14 miles over the posted limit if in a commercial vehicle. You cannot be charged with speeding over 95 MPH
  • You may not currently be taking the course for another citation
  • You may not have taken a DSC in the past 12 months, and your Texas Department of  Public Safety (DPS) driving record cannot reflect completion of a driving safety course within twelve months preceding the date of the alleged offense
  • The form must be notarize  *During a Disaster Declaration, the Court may offer an Unsworn Affidavit to submit with the DSC form in lieu of having the form notarized.
  • Contact the Court by phone or email to request DSC.  The Court will provide the required forms and detailed instructions to assure compliance.

In additional to Court DSC document(s,) defendants must submit to  the Court PDF copies of 1) valid Texas Driver's License and 2)  proof of  liability insurance (valid on the day of request), and pay the DSC fee.

Provided the defendant meets all eligibility requirements, submits all required DSC request documents to the Court, and submits the DSC fee in full to the Court, the defendant may proceed to take a state approved DSC.  After complete, the defendent must submit to the Court the two following documents:

How do I submit my driver’s safety course paperwork?

You are able to submit your driver’s safety course certificate and certified copy of driving record to: court@townofbartonville.com.com or mail to 1941 E. Jeter Road, Bartonville, Tx 76226.  


  • The signed "Court Copy" Certificate of Completion from the state-approved Driving Safety Course.  Only Driver's Safety Courses approved by the Texas Education Agency are eligible.  Approved  DSC providers may be found at: Approved Driving Safety Course Provider List
  • A Certified Copy of your Driving Record as maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Drivers can download their DPS Driving Record and print from www.texas.gov.  Please specify Type 3A. There is a fee for the DPS Driving Record, 3A.  If you are requesting this required document by mail, request this immediately as it may take several weeks to process and receive. You may, however, download and print instantly with your payment.

If you fail to submit the two required documents to the Court within 90 days, you will be required to appear at a Show Cause Hearing to explain to the Judge the reason you did not submit the required documents, and you may be responsible for payment of the remainder of the fine. The offense will then be reported on your driving record as a conviction.  


FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SHOW CAUSE HEARING WILL
 result in final judgment with all fines due and payable immediately. THE COURT MAY ASSESS THE MAXIMUM FINE OF $200 PLUS COURT COSTS AND A CAPIAS PRO FINE WARRANT WILL BE ISSUED FOR MY ARREST.