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Municipal Courts Department

MCD SealThe Mission of the Municipal Courts Department is to provide an accessible legal forum for individuals to have their court matters heard in a fair and efficient manner, while providing a high level of integrity, professionalism and customer service.

For general ticket and court information please dial 3-1-1 or 713.837-0311.

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 Not sure when you are scheduled for court?

Dial 3-1-1 or 713-837-0311 for your court status and details.

The Municipal Courts Department will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Anyone scheduled for court on those days should contact 3-1-1 (713-837-0311) to receive their new court date. Notices with the new court dates were also mailed to the defendant’s address on record.


The City of Houston Municipal Courts accepts payments in cash, check, money order, ATM debit card, and credit card (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover).

Online Ticket or Fine Payment


There are two types of Defensive Safety Course (DSC) or "defensive driving" programs available, mandatory and discretionary, which are explained in greater detail by clicking here.

This and other matters can be processed by placing a call to the Municipal Court One Call Solution Center at (713) 837-0311


If you agree with the violation on the ticket and enter a plea of guilty or no contest, the Judge will find you guilty.
The exact amount of the fine will depend on the violation and other circumstances reviewed by the Judge. You should be prepared to pay the fine at the time you are found guilty.

View Fines and Fees


Deferred Disposition is a suspended sentence. On your plea of guilty or no contest, the court will defer a finding of guilt, assess Court costs, and order that you post a bond and comply with certain conditions.
You may request Deferred Disposition on or before your first court date in person, by phone, or by mail.
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First you will need to
>> visit the HPD Jail website at
>> or call the Houston Help Line at 713.837.0311 to ensure the person is in fact in the City of Houston Jail. A representative from the Houston Help Line can also provide the amount the prisoner owes and/or the bond amount.

View more Jail Information

Trial Dockets

The week's trial dockets are available online in .pdf format. Click on a week day below to view that particular docket.



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Houston Municipal Courts Resumes Court Services

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