Pay up or be arrested: Smith County warrant round-up

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Released by Smith County:

SMITH COUNTY, TX - On Aug. 1, Smith County will roll out a two-week warrant amnesty campaign, followed by a major warrant round up. The Smith County Collections Department, Justice Courts, Sheriff's and Constable's Offices are combining efforts August 1-15, to allow anyone with outstanding fines or warrants for Class C Misdemeanors in Smith County to contact the County Collections Department (903-590-4624) and make arrangements to pay the fine without fear of arrest.

Immediately following the amnesty period, all remaining cases will be moved into active warrant status with additional costs and fees added. Once the Warrant Round Up begins, defendants will be actively pursued at home and their places of work and arrested. Anyone operating a motor vehicle at the time of their arrest will have the vehicle towed.

The Smith County Collections Department and the Smith County Justice Courts will be available to take payments and workout payment plans during normal business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday – Friday during the amnesty period. To find out if you have a warrant in Smith County visit www.smith-county.com and select the "Do you owe a court fine?" at the top of the home page. This site will allow you to search for your name in Smith County database.