Dismissing Your Citation With a Defensive Driving Course
If you are interested in taking a driving safety course to dismiss your citation you must request permission to take defensive driving from the court by mail or in person by your initial appearance date (20 business days from the date of the citation). The following are the standard eligibility requirements for approval to take defensive driving:
If you were cited for any of the following, you are not eligible to take defensive driving:
Applying by Mail
If applying by mail, please wait until you have received written permission from the court before taking the course. Upon approval you will be granted 90 days to complete the course and to obtain a certified copy of your driving record from the Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin. Upon successful completion and returning of your documents to the court within 90 days, your citation will be dismissed.
The court is not allowed to recommend a specific defensive driving course. Any course certified by the State of Texas for ticket dismissal will be acceptable including online courses and video.
To request defensive driving by mail please use this form. Include with your request a photo copy of your valid Texas driver’s license, insurance card and money order made out to the Kemah Municipal Court to cover the state costs and administrative fees for your specific violation. Contact the court for correct amount. Your request must be post marked no later than your initial appearance date (20 business days from the date of the citation).