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City of Houston Municipal Courts Department

City of Houston Municipal Courts Department The Municipal Courts Department is a department of the City of Houston. Our Director & Presiding Jud

The Municipal Courts Department is a department of the City of Houston, www.houstontx.gov. This site is intended to serve as a mechanism for communication between the public and the Municipal Courts Department on the listed topics. Following or "friending" persons or organizations is not an endorsement by the City and is only intended as a means of communication. All content of this site and all c

The Municipal Courts Department is a department of the City of Houston, www.houstontx.gov. This site is intended to serve as a mechanism for communication between the public and the Municipal Courts Department on the listed topics. Following or "friending" persons or organizations is not an endorsement by the City and is only intended as a means of communication. All content of this site and all c

Operating as usual

01/01/2023

In observance of the New Year’s holiday, all City of Houston Municipal Court locations will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2023. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Learn more about our court operations at: www.houstontx.gov/courts

12/22/2022

In observance of the holidays, all City of Houston Municipal Court locations will be closed on Friday through Monday, December 23-26, 2022. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. Learn more about our court operations at: www.houstontx.gov/courts

11/23/2022

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, all City of Houston Municipal Court locations and offices will be closed on Thursday & Friday, November 24-25, 2022. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 28, 2022. Learn about our court operations at: www.houstontx.gov/courts

The Houston Municipal Courts Amnesty Program ends on Saturday, November 19, at 11:59 p.m. Resolve delinquent cases, whil...
11/18/2022
Public Information Office

The Houston Municipal Courts Amnesty Program ends on Saturday, November 19, at 11:59 p.m. Resolve delinquent cases, while discounted rates are still available. To learn more and to get answers to FAQs, visit http://bit.ly/3hUVgNE (English) or http://bit.ly/3OhBKqO (Español).

November  14, 2022 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department Fall Amnesty Program ends Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Any defendant who voluntarily appears at any Municipal Court location during the amnesty period will be permitted to resolve all of their delinquent cases, incl...

11/10/2022

The Municipal Courts wishes all Veterans a ! In observance of Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, 2022, all City of Houston Municipal Court locations will be closed. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 14, 2022. Thank you for your service!

11/09/2022

As we celebrate Municipal Courts Week, November 7 - 11, the City of Houston's Municipal Courts Department thanks our Jurors for their service, and for fulfilling their civic duties. We truly appreciate you! !

Municipal Courts employees are wearing their gear and fully showing off their favorite team!  ! COH Employee News Mayor ...
10/28/2022

Municipal Courts employees are wearing their gear and fully showing off their favorite team! ! COH Employee News Mayor Sylvester Turner We are !

10/13/2022

The City of Houston Municipal Courts thanks the Morton Ranch High School students, , for their outstanding performance celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month! .

09/23/2022
Teen Court

The City of Houston Municipal Courts begins its Teen Court training!

09/02/2022

In observance of Labor Day, all City of Houston Municipal Court locations and offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Learn more about our court operations at: www.houstontx.gov/courts ! 🇺🇸

07/04/2022

In observance of Independence Day, all City of Houston Municipal Court locations will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Learn more about our court operations at: www.houstontx.gov/courts
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: In partnership with    , since 2019, MCD has offered a Veterans Court to provide veterans options on how best to handl...
06/29/2022

: In partnership with , since 2019, MCD has offered a Veterans Court to provide veterans options on how best to handle their municipal court matters. Visit www.houstontx.gov/courts/veterans-court.html or dial 311 to learn more.

06/22/2022

: When summoned for jury duty, all fi****ms, including handguns carried by a person with a valid license to carry, are prohibited at all Houston Municipal Courts locations. Visit us at https://bit.ly/39XjGiK to learn more. .06

06/20/2022

In observance of Juneteenth, all City of Houston Municipal Courts locations will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022. The courts will resume its normal business hours on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

06/15/2022

: For general ticket and court information, you can dial 3-1-1. If you’re outside Houston, you can call 713.837.0311. Have your questions answered and be in the know. Simply call, and someone will be able to assist you.

06/08/2022

: If you or a loved one have been summoned and you are unsure of your eligibility to serve, you can visit: https://bit.ly/3d3elZg to determine if either of you meet any of the disqualifications or exemptions from service.

06/01/2022

: While we urge all prospective jurors to appear on the date they are summoned, we do understand that conflicts arise. Visit https://bit.ly/31ZnzPS to learn more about resetting jury service.

05/30/2022

The Municipal Courts Department wishes you a safe and Happy Memorial Day! In observance of this holiday, all City of Houston Municipal Courts locations will be CLOSED today. The courts will resume its normal business hours on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. !

05/25/2022

: Upon completing service for jury duty, jurors will receive a certificate of service. If employers request proof of service, you may request this certificate from the Jury Administrator. Visit https://bit.ly/39XjGiK to learn more.

The Municipal Courts Executive Team enjoyed teaching students from Heritage Rose Elementary School about the judicial sy...
05/19/2022

The Municipal Courts Executive Team enjoyed teaching students from Heritage Rose Elementary School about the judicial system. Thank you for visiting!

05/18/2022

: Jurors ride for FREE on METRO, and if you're driving, free parking is provided to all jurors who serve at the City of Houston Municipal Courts. Visit: https://bit.ly/39XjGiK to know what to do on METRO and where there's free parking for Jurors.

05/11/2022

: If you have lost your juror summons form, you can complete a blank one to bring with you to the court. Visit: https://bit.ly/3cZBa00 to learn how you can get the required information for completing the new form. Your juror number will be required.

Judge Marshall wants to once again congratulate Cadet Class 253. It was her honor to swear them in as Houston Police Off...
05/05/2022

Judge Marshall wants to once again congratulate Cadet Class 253. It was her honor to swear them in as Houston Police Officers today. Class motto COMMIT OR QUIT!

05/04/2022

: MCD and Jury Assembly Room staff will NEVER call or email to ask for Social Security Numbers, credit card, or other sensitive info. Don't give personal info to anyone who calls or emails claiming to be with the Municipal Courts. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3t4GJQa

04/27/2022

: If you have a disability, you can request court accommodations. To understand how MCD can assist you with having a fair and equitable court process and to request your court accommodations, visit https://bit.ly/3s0ZWRF.

The Houston Municipal Courts hosted a “Distracted Driving Awareness Month” event for students from the High School for L...
04/22/2022

The Houston Municipal Courts hosted a “Distracted Driving Awareness Month” event for students from the High School for Law and Justice. Thank you to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Passenger Safety and Officer Corral for demonstrating the impact distracted driving and driving under the influence has on our community.

04/20/2022

: The Annex court is also known as “walk-in court” which means you do not need an appointment. An Annex Judge is available to assist you with all your court-related business before or after your scheduled court date. Simply check in at the information booth and a representative will gladly add you to the Annex docket for immediate assistance. Face masks are required upon entry to the court. For more information, contact our office by calling 3-1-1 or 713-837-0311, (if outside of Houston) Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 6:00p.m. -InCourt

04/13/2022

: You should always appear at the court location, date, and time printed on your citation. Visit https://bit.ly/3mrg1Pg to see all court locations and times of operation.

04/06/2022

: All Houston Municipal Court locations continue to require that masks be worn before entry into courthouses. This includes adhering to social distancing protocols and face coverings to be worn over the nose and mouth.

03/30/2022

: You can pay your tickets online. There are several options available for the payment of tickets/fines without having to appear in court. Appearance in court on the date shown on your ticket will be waived if fines are paid prior to that date. Alternate payment options include payment by mail, credit card and Western Union. To pay online, visit: bit.ly/2MTvY30.

03/23/2022

: For general ticket and court information, you can dial 3-1-1. If you’re outside Houston, you can call 713.837.0311. Have your questions answered and be in the know. Simply call, and someone will be able to assist you.

03/16/2022

: Deferred Disposition is a suspended sentence. The court defers your finding of guilt, assesses court costs, orders posting of a bond, and requires compliance to certain terms. If successfully completed, your case will be dismissed. Visit: http://bit.ly/3iSK0hd dial 3-1-1- or call 713.837.0311 for more information

03/09/2022

: Notarize your documents within minutes at MCD! Simply bring your government ID with payment. Fees may vary. To know which documents can be notarized and for all servicing locations, visit bit.ly/3ogs9lu, dial 3-1-1- or call 713.837.0311, if outside the City.

03/02/2022

: You can contact the Municipal Courts Department to know if you have any warrants. If you’ve failed to appear in court and/or have an unresolved judgement against you, call and find out by dialing 3-1-1 or 713-837-0311, if outside of Houston.

02/23/2022

: You may be able to have a charge dismissed if you successfully complete a Driver Safety Course (DSC). You must request a DSC on or before your arraignment date. Visit http://bit.ly/3q5cXbL to check eligibility.

02/16/2022

: DPS allows you to access your driving record at MCD. Visit bit.ly/3ogs9lu to see costs, required documents for service and learn which court locations offer this service. For more information, dial 3-1-1- or call 713.837.0311, if outside the City of Houston.

02/09/2022

: The City of Houston Municipal Courts has a new open records portal. You can submit your open record requests, manage them, submit payment, and view public information in GovQA, our new user-friendly system. Visit https://bit.ly/3hLfW8I to make your requests online.

02/02/2022

: You can get married at the Houston Municipal Courts Department. English and Spanish ceremonies are offered. Weddings can be performed on Monday through Saturday. To learn more & to schedule your special wedding date, call 713-247-5464 or visit https://bit.ly/2SnCpvr

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