Fort Worth’s city warrant section will take its computer system down for a software upgrade this weekend, meaning a temporary holiday for anyone wanted on a Class C misdemeanor or code violation warrant.
The warrant section will be closed 6 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Tuesday for the scheduled upgrade and conversion.
No staff will be on hand to confirm warrants for Class C misdemeanors, so Fort Worth police and other agencies won’t be able to arrests anybody on an outstanding Fort Worth Class C warrants, William Rumuly, clerk of the municipal court, said. Class C offenses include public intoxication.
Warrants for higher-level misdemeanors and felonies won’t be affected, because the city’s Police Public Information Center confirms those for police agencies, and it will remain open, Rumuly said.
Court personnel will fully staff the city’s arraignment jail this weekend, but only working the higher charges, officials said.
Fort Worth Police can still write tickets for Class C offenses, such as public intoxication, but the paperwork won’t be entered until Tuesday.
The municipal court asked the Fort Worth police to inform other law enforcement agencies of the temporary closure.
- Scott Nishimura, Star-Telegram Fort Worth City Hall reporter