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Houston Municipal Court Closure Monday, January 3, 2022 In Observance Of The New Year's Day Holiday
November 8, 2021 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department will be closed beginning 8:00 a.m., on Monday, January 3, 2022 in observance of the New Year’s Day Holiday. Normal business hours will resume effective Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Individuals who have court settings on Monday will be given the opportunity to reset their case(s).
Resets will be given in person beginning now at all City of Houston court locations through Friday, January 7, 2022, until 5 p.m. Please visit the Municipal Courts’ website at www.houstontx.gov/courts for information on all court locations and hours of operation. It is important to note that if an individual fails to reset their case(s) during the reset period (now through 1/7/22), an arrest warrant may be issued.
On Monday, January 3, 2022, there will be:
- No Trials by Judge. Resets will be given in person at all City of Houston court locations beginning now through Friday, January 7, 2022, until 5 p.m. Scheduled court settings will resume Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
- No Arraignments. Anyone scheduled for arraignments during this time must come in person beginning now through Friday, January 7, 2022, until 5:00 p.m. to receive a new arraignment date. Scheduled court settings will resume Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
- No Parking Adjudication Hearings. Hearings will resume Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
- No Jury Service. If you were scheduled for jury service on January 3, 2022, you do not need to reschedule your jury service.Jury Service will resume, Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
Following Mayor Sylvester Turner’s and CDC guidelines to protect the public and MCD staff from the spread of COVID-19, members of the public will be required to wear face masks/facial coverings and have their temperature taken upon entering the courthouse.
For additional announcements and information please call the City of Houston Helpline at 3-1-1, or 713.837.0311 if outside of the City of Houston, or visit the Municipal Courts website at www.houstontx.gov/courts.