City of Houston Municipal Courts Department

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Operating as usual

10/06/2021

#DidYouKNow: Notarize your documents within minutes at MCD! Simply bring your photo 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.

10/01/2021

#FeatureFriday: MCD recognizes, Leticia Manrique, Juvenile Case Manager with the Houston Municipal Courts. Breaking barriers to help prevent truancy & building relationships to provide students access to better opportunities is her specialty. Listen to why we are again #MCDProud!

09/29/2021

#DidYouKNow: If you’ve submitted your passport application and would like to know the status, you can do so online. You can even register to set up automatic email updates about your application progress. Visit: https://bit.ly/3e28oww to learn how and to obtain more information.

09/24/2021

#FeatureFriday: MCD recognizes, Sandra Castro, Juvenile Case Manager with the Houston Municipal Courts. Sandra enjoys finding creative ways for truancy prevention, when working with students to achieve their goals and to become - better. Hear why Sandra makes us all #MCDProud!

09/22/2021

#DidYouKnow: The Municipal Courts has two Passport Acceptance locations, one in Central Houston at the Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse and one in West Houston at the Westside Command Station. To schedule an appointment at either location, visit: http://www.houstontx.gov/courts/passports.html

09/17/2021

#FeatureFriday: MCD recognizes, Richelle Atkinson, Juvenile Case Manager with the Houston Municipal Courts. Richelle enjoys working with students, families and Houston ISD with truancy prevention, mentorship and so much more! Hear her story and understand why we are #MCDProud

09/15/2021

#DidYouKnow: If you need to renew or obtain a U.S. Passport, (DS-11 applications only) begin with the Houston Municipal Courts by scheduling your appointment online. Don’t delay, as appointments are booking up fast! Visit https://bit.ly/3e28oww to schedule your appointment.

09/13/2021

Due to inclement weather, all City of Houston Municipal Court locations will be closed today, beginning at 5 p.m., and will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. For more information, Visit: https://bit.ly/3AayJkf or www.houstontx.gov/court

09/10/2021

#FeatureFriday: MCD recognizes Sydney Bush, Juvenile Case Manager with the Houston Municipal Courts. Sydney takes her responsibilities seriously, especially when it comes to the students she works with through MCDs Juvenile case program. Sydney continues to keep us #MCDProud

09/08/2021

#DidYouKNow: MCD now accepts passport applications for U.S. citizens wanting to get a passport. Citizens may submit their applications for a U.S. passport in person with a completed DS-11 passport application. Visit http://bit.ly/3e28oww to learn more.

09/06/2021

In observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 6, 2021, all City of Houston Municipal Court locations will be CLOSED. We will resume our normal business hours on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

Enjoy your holiday and learn more about our court operations at www.houstontx.gov/courts

09/03/2021

#FeatureFriday: MCD recognizes John Larsen, Customer Service Representative with the Houston Municipal Courts. Hear how John works with MCDs Interactive Voice Response system and special reports he developed, to better assist the team within his division. John keeps us #MCDProud

09/01/2021
Jury Service Exemptions

#DidYouKnow: 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.

08/27/2021

#FeatureFriday: MCD recognizes Laura Garza & Jeanne Hedin, with Houston Municipal Courts. In the court room, they work with jurors, providing quality service and ensuring their needs are met to effectively fulfill their jury duties. They do this because #MCDCares #AboutMCDJurors.

08/25/2021

#DidYouKNow: 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.

08/20/2021

#FeatureFriday: MCD recognizes, Nydia Trevino, Administrative Assistant, with the Houston Municipal Courts. Nydia takes pride in her many years of service, helping to coordinate judicial trainings and more for court judges. Hear Nydia’s story and understand why she is #MCDProud.

08/18/2021

#DidYouKNow: 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

08/16/2021

#MCDSafetyAwareness: Texas law requires everyone in a vehicle to buckle up or face fines and court costs. Buckling up is not just the law – it can literally save your life! #Click_It_Or_Ticket. To learn more, visit: https://bit.ly/3hoikC0

08/13/2021

#FeatureFriday: MCD recognizes Cara Eugene, Staff Analyst, within the Houston Municipal Courts. Hear how Cara extends herself to help improve court operations, and more. Cara does it because #MCDCares.

08/11/2021

#DidYouKNow: 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. #MCDJuryDuty #JurorCertificates

08/06/2021

#FeatureFriday: MCD recognizes Aundrea Scales, Administration Manager for Public Services with the Houston Municipal Courts. Aundrea proudly shares her story on how she provides system trainings, equipping staff to better serve the public. Aundrea does this because #MCDCares.

08/04/2021

#DidYouKNow: 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. #MCDSafety #NoFirearms #TexasPenalCode30.06

07/30/2021

#FeatureFriday: MCD recognizes, Avia Banks-Thomas, a Division Manager within the Public Services division at Houston Municipal Courts. As one of MCD’s dedicated public servants, Avia shares how she helps facilitate smooth operations and daily services to Houstonians. #MCDCares

07/28/2021

#DidYouKNow: 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. #MCDJuryDuty

07/23/2021

#FeatureFriday: MCD recognizes Velda Cook, Customer Service Representative II, for Houston’s Municipal Courts. Velda provides quality service with a smile and fulfills the MCD goal of serving Houstonians with P.R.I.D.E. #MCDCares. #MCDProud.

After nine months of development, the City of Houston has released the new 311. This cloud-based 311 application, powere...
07/22/2021

After nine months of development, the City of Houston has released the new 311. This cloud-based 311 application, powered by Microsoft Dynamics, drastically improves functionality by creating an advanced, self-service based platform that makes interaction easier, quicker, and more convenient for both users and creators. #smartcities #BigData #hounews

Image of 311 service request platform shown via mobile phone and on a PC screen.

07/21/2021

#DidYouKNow: 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. #JurySummonsForm

07/16/2021

#FeatureFriday: MCD recognizes Tanyga White, Parking Adjudication Hearing Officer for Houston’s Municipal Courts. While reviewing tickets, Tanyga especially enjoys helping city residents to fully understand parking laws so they can avoid getting citations. #MCDCares #CustomerCare

07/14/2021

#Reminder: The Municipal Courts has two Passport Acceptance locations, one in Central Houston at the Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse and one in West Houston at the Westside Command Station. To schedule an appointment at either location, visit: http://www.houstontx.gov/courts/passports.html

07/09/2021

#FeatureFriday: MCD recognizes Angelia Ivory, Lead Deferred Payment Compliance Officer at Houston’s Municipal Courts. Angelia expresses her care with helping Houstonians fulfill their deferred payment plan obligations, while providing MCD exceptional customer service. #MCDCares.

CAREER FAIR: Join HCDD, SER Jobs, and over 30 employers at their 4th annual job fair, held next Thursday 6/15 from 9am-3...
07/08/2021

CAREER FAIR: Join HCDD, SER Jobs, and over 30 employers at their 4th annual job fair, held next Thursday 6/15 from 9am-3pm, at SER Jobs for Progress (1710 Telephone Rd). Admission is free, but registration is recommended at http://bit.ly/HiringFair2021.

07/07/2021

#DidYouKNow: Check if eligible to file a Non-Disclosure Motion at MCD’s Public Service Counter, 1400 Lubbock St. If granted, courts and criminal justice agencies are limited with whom they may disclose any criminal history. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3wKZU43 #NonDisclosures

07/05/2021

In observance of July 4th, Independence Day, all City of Houston Municipal Courts locations will be CLOSED on Monday, July 5, 2021. We will resume our normal business hours on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Be safe and learn more about our court operations at www.houstontx.gov/courts

07/04/2021

The Municipal Courts Department wishes you a safe and Happy 4th of July! In observance of Independence Day, all City of Houston Municipal Courts locations will be CLOSED on Monday, July 5, 2021. The courts will resume its normal business hours on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

07/02/2021

#FeatureFriday: MCD recognizes Montecella Flaniken, Adjudication Hearing Officer for Houston’s Municipal Courts. She serves to ensure your appeals are heard and to fulfill the MCD mission for fair and due process to all city residents. She does it because #MCDCares.

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