Municipal Courts

Court Rules - Dress Code

Proper attire is required in the courtrooms. The following accessories and items of clothing are not permitted at the City of Houston Municipal Courts:

  • Shorts (all types)
  • Hats (all types, excluding religious headwear)
  • Muscle Shirts and Tank Tops
  • Any item of clothing that displays offensive, vulgar, racist, sexist, gang-related, obscene language and/or graphics.

The following rules are strictly enforced:

  • Taking pictures or video with your cellular device is strictly prohibited.
  • Reading is not permitted in the courtrooms.
  • All cell phones must be powered off while in the courtroom.