Municipal Courts

Notary / DPS Record Services

The City of Houston’s Municipal Courts Department (MCD) now offers Public Notary Services at all locations, as well as, access to Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driving Records at the Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse and Westside Command Station.  

NOTARY SERVICES

Some examples of documents that may require a notarized signature are:

  • Formal protests
  • Deeds 
  • Registrations 
  • Oaths 
  • Certificates  
  • Depositions

Fees vary between $4 and $6 for basic one-signature notary services;

DPS RECORD SERVICES

The DPS Driving Records Service will allow court visitors to access their driving record from a designated computer on site. Once their record is located, individuals will be able to send the document for printing and retrieve it from the cashiers at the Public Services counter. The cost for this service is $4.

You must have the following items to order and pay for your DPS Records (on the website): 

  • Texas Drivers License
  • Last four digits of your Social Security Number
  • A valid credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX) 
  • Note: DPS charges $12 to access your record online.

This service is available at:

Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse
1400 Lubbock Street
Houston, TX 77002
Mon. – Fri.; 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Westside Command Station
3203 South Dairy Ashford
Houston, TX 77082
Mon. – Fri.; 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Closed daily noon – 1:00 p.m.

*Planning is underway to offer this service at all satellite court locations. 

NOTARY SERVICE FAQ’s

I need something notarized. Where do I go?
Our Public Notary Service is available at all Municipal Court Locations. Visit www.houstontx.gov/courts/locations.html for locations, maps and directions.

Do I need to bring anything specific with me, such as a driver’s license?
Please bring an identification card issued by a governmental agency or a passport issued by the United States

  • State Drivers License
  • State ID
  • U.S. Passport

How much will it cost?
Base rates are $4 and $6, and some additional fees of $1 and $.50 may be added depending on the requirements for your document.

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, money orders, American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.

How long does it take? 
A typical notarization should take about five minutes.

Where can I find a list of documents that you notarize?
We listed examples of documents that we notarize at the top of this page (see above).

For more information about Municipal Court services, contact the Houton Helpline at 3-1-1 or 713.837.0311, if outside the City of Houston.