TYLER — Smith County is combining forces with 300 other jurisdictions across Texas to participate in one of the largest joint warrant round ups in the state. Anyone with outstanding court costs and fines has until March 2 to arrange for payment before the warrant sweep begins. On March 2, officers will begin visiting homes, neighborhoods, and places of work to arrest anyone who has not settled his or her debt with the county. “Save yourself the expense and embarrassment of being picked up during the warrant round up. Call the Smith County Collections Department and make arrangements to pay your outstanding fees today,” Sheryl Keel, Smith County Judicial Compliance Supervisor, said. You can check to see if you have unpaid court costs or fines online at http://www.smith-county.com or by calling the Smith County Collections department at 903-590-4620.
Citizens are encouraged to take advantage of the grace period between February 15 and March 1, during which time they may resolve their case without penalty of arrest. Beginning March 2, the Enforcement Period will begin and individuals will be “rounded up” at their homes, work, and around town and brought to the court to address their outstanding warrants before a judge.