Friday marks the final day for North Texas residents with outstanding warrants to make their payments, before police officers come pounding on doors.
The Great Texas Warrant Roundup is an initiative in 250 cities to make sure people pay their outstanding traffic, parking and higher warrant charges.
Most of the warrants in the region have been issued for traffic violations as opposed to criminal offenses, according to the NBC News. Notices have been issued over several weeks to remind individuals of their outstanding warrants.
Those wishing to resolve their debts have been encouraged to contact Abilene Municipal Court by calling 325-676-6333, or visiting the east side of City Hall at 555 Walnut St in person.
The program is handled slightly differently in each city, but police officers urge people to come forward before officers come round to arrest them.
The reason for doing this is it's so inconvenient for someone that's been issued a warrant to be out in traffic, have a warrant, have to come to jail and take care of it, Joe Harn of the Garland Police Department told NBC News. This is an easy and simple way to get that off your record and get it done.
On Friday Morning Chief Judge Robert Beasley of the Garland Municipal Court scheduled a docket for people to come and pay their debts and avoid immediate arrest.
As of next Saturday, officers will start pounding doors and making arrests for anyone who has not resolved their debt. So now's the time to do it, when it's easy and you don't go to jail, Harn told NBC.
Between Monday and Friday next week, Dallas residents will be able to pay their fines in person at 106S Harwood between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Payments can also be made online here.