IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO YOUR CHARGE BY THE APPEARANCE DATE SHOWN ON THE CITATION, AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF $282.00 MAY BE ASSESSED AGAINST YOU FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR AND A WARRANT MAY BE ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST.
REQUESTS FOR DEFERRED will be accepted ONLY IF PROCESSED PRIOR TO YOUR APPEARANCE DATE. Cost include the fine amount plus $25.00 deferral fee. If you have a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) you may not eligible for Deferred Disposition. Some exceptions may apply. Please contact the court for more information.
REQUESTS FOR DRIVING SAFETY COURSE (DSC) will be accepted ONLY IF PROCESSED PRIOR TO YOUR APPEARANCE DATE. You must have a valid Texas Driver’s Licenses, not be charged with speeding 25 miles or more over the limit, and must provide proof of financial responsibility. If you have a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) you are not eligible for Defensive Driving. Please contact the court for more information.
IF YOU WISH TO ENTER A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY and desire a trial, you must contact the Court on or before the due date of your citation.
IF YOU WISH TO ENTER A PLEA OF GUILTY OR NO CONTEST, submit a written plea along with the fine amount. A plea of NO CONTEST means that you do not contest the state’s charge(s) against you. The fine for a NO CONTEST is the same as that for a plea of Guilty. Either plea indicates that you agree to waive appearance before the Court for trial. Make your remittance by Cashier’s Check or Money Order (CASH NOT ACCEPTED BY MAIL) to the Municipal Court. Return your copy of the Reply form with your remittance to assure proper credit.
The city’s responsibility for a sewer stoppage begins at the point your line attaches to the main line. You will need a plumber for stoppages or leaks that occur from that point into the house or business.
The city’s responsibility for water leaks begins at the point your line attaches to the meter. You will need a plumber for leaks that occur from that point into the house or business.
If you need to have your water turned off and back on during business hours, 8:30 am to Noon, 1p.m. – 5:00 pm(Monday-Friday), please call (903) 433-5185. (Yes, it’s okay for your plumber to turn your water back on; most of them do.)
- Trim bushes, trees and grass that block the way to or cover the water meter.
- Please make sure nothing blocks access to the meter box – like cars, trailers, garbage cans, construction equipment or supplies, and landscape bark or gravel.
- If your meter is located behind a gate that is normally kept locked, please contact us at (903) 433-5185 to arrange access.
- Please remember your meter is located in the City’s right of way and if repairs are needed the City is not held responsible for replacing or repairing any private property located in the right of way.
- Please ensure your house address is clearly displayed on your residence. This will not only assist the meter reader but helps emergency personnel as well.
If a meter reader can quickly collect a reading from the meter on the first visit to your property, it helps keep utility costs down.
Call the City at (903) 433-5185 during regular business hours and request a free read service to check for leaks.
The two biggest reasons are outdoor watering and leaks – a leaky toilet or hole in the line as small as a thin pencil lead can waste over 5,000 gallons in a month!
Most often the meter is located in the front of the house or in an alley behind it. It’ll be covered with a black round or rectangular lid.
The City of Gunter accepts payment by check, cash, cashier’s check, credit card or money order. You can pay inside City Hall (Monday-Friday) 8:30 am to Noon, 1 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. We have a night drop slot available 24 -hours a day located in the east door of City Hall. You may also click here to pay your Utility Bill online.
Initiating service or changing the name on an existing account requires a completed Water Application, and the deposit.
The water department is located in Gunter City Hall at 418 W. Main.
Office hours are 8:30 am – Noon, 1p.m. to 5:00 pm (Monday-Friday).