Municipal Courts

Ticket Information: Contesting a Ticket

You have a right to a jury trial, unless you give up that right and request a judge trial. By setting your case for trial, you are giving up your right to require that your case be dismissed through a mandatory Driving Safety Course. If you wish to receive a trial, please fill out the Plea of Not Guilty Form and bring to one of our locations (All Municipal Courts Locations and Hours of Operations) or mail it to:

City of Houston Municipal Courts
PO Box 4996
Houston, Texas 77210-4996

Be sure to submit your request for trial on or before your initial arraignment date to avoid the issuance of a warrant for failure to resolve your court business.

 Once your request is received and processed, you will be notified by mail of your:

  • new court date
  • time
  • location

 If at any time, you would like to find out information on your case(s), please dial 713.837.0311 for assistance.