Compliance / Warrant Division
The Compliance Division consists of the Warrant Clerical Section and the City Marshal's Office. The Compliance / Warrant Division also provides bailiffs for the courtrooms. Bailiffs are specially trained in court security techniques to maintain order in the court and ensure the safety of the judge, prosecutor, and all courtroom participants. They also provide security for Teen Court and Community Service operations.
Warrant Clerical Section
The Warrant Clerical Section is responsible for processing, issuing, and tracking the status of all warrants that arise out of the Municipal Court. Additionally, the Warrant Clerical Section is responsible for the entry and clearing of all Irving Class C misdemeanor warrants that are on the regional computer system.
City Marshal's Office
The City Marshal's Office performs the law enforcement duties of the Municipal Court. These duties include arresting defendants in warrant status, transporting prisoners being held on Irving Class C warrants, and serving summons and subpoenas issued by the Municipal Court. The city marshals also provide security support for Court operations. The city marshals are duly licensed peace officers under State law and have full police powers throughout Dallas County. Class C misdemeanor warrants issued by the Municipal Court are valid throughout the State.
If you have an active warrant issued by the Municipal Court, you need to come to the court as soon as possible and explore your options. An attorney may represent you. If you fail to dispose of your warrant, the city marshals will actively pursue your arrest. Additionally, your warrant will be entered into the regional computer system, which will make you subject to arrest by any peace officer at home, work, school, or while driving.
Allowing a court case to go into warrant status substantially increases the amount of the fines and fees due. Additionally, your case will be turned over to the City's Collections vendor and the Dallas County Scofflaw Program for potential registration denial.