The Municipal Court provides the City with enforcement of Class C misdemeanor criminal offenses and ordinance violations occurring within the city limits. The Municipal Court is also responsible for maintaining accurate records of all cases, including arrest records, bond records, formal complaints, citation dispositions, state reporting, court costs, docket records, trial proceedings, refunds and forfeitures, and transfer of funds for arrests of higher charges. The Municipal Court is responsible for staying current with the changes in procedures and court costs that are submitted to the state during the Legislative Session.
The Driver Responsibility Program (DRP)
The Driver Responsibility Program (DRP) establishes a system that authorizes the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to assess surcharges to an individual based on certain traffic offenses that have occurred on or after September 1, 2003. Individuals are notified by mail each time a surcharge is added to their driver record. Surcharges are in addition to other fees and do not replace a suspension, revocation, denial, disqualification or cancellation resulting from the same conviction.
This program was developed to encourage safe driving habits. It requires DPS to assess surcharges to individuals based on certain traffic offenses. These surcharges are assessed in two ways, a point system, and conviction based.
- Points are assessed for Texas or out-of-state moving violation convictions: two (2) points for a conviction, and three (3) points for a conviction that resulted in a crash. Individuals are assessed a point surcharge annually if they have six (6) or more points on their driver record. For each consecutive 12 month period that an individual does not receive any points for a moving violation, one (1) point will be deducted from the individual’s total points.
- A Conviction based surcharge is a result of being convicted of any of the following; Driving While Intoxicated, No Driver License, Driving While License Invalid, and No Insurance. Points are not assessed for these offenses. A conviction based surcharge will be assessed annually for three (3) years from the date of conviction. An individual also has the option to pay all three (3) years at once.
DPS offers programs that may reduce or waive surcharges. For more information about DRP, along with details on available surcharge discounts and other surcharge assistance programs, please visit, http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/drp.htm.
- Office of Court Administration Legal Aid Resources
- Office of Court Administration Self-Help
- Texas State Law Library
|Location:||825-B Thousand Oaks Drive
Hurst, Texas 76054
|Phone:||817.788.7045, Option 0|
|Hours:||8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday
Beginning October 1, 2014 the Municipal Court office will no longer be open late on Thursdays.
|Credit Cards Accepted Online
Visa, Master Card
Municipal Court Online Payments
You must be able to receive an email with a PDF attachment, print, sign and upload back as PDF or JPG file attachment.
|Credit Cards Accepted in the Office:||
Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover
Photo ID is required on all transactions.
If you are experiencing difficulties paying online, it is your responsibility to contact the Municipal Court to ensure your citation is taken care of in a timely manner.
Note: If you receive a "No violations are found" reply, please check that you are using capital letters and that zero or "o" is used correctly or please try back at a later time. Someone else is making a payment and the system will incorrectly show "No Violations Found."
Court / Judge Sessions Schedules
Upcoming dockets are available for viewing
|Plea Hearing:|| 9 am - 1st Monday of each month
[If there is a holiday it will roll to the next Monday]
|Pre-Trial:||1 pm - 1st Monday of each month|
|Bench Trial:||1 pm - Thursday following the first Monday plea dockets|
|| 1 pm - Thursday following the first Monday
|Show Cause Hearings:|| 9 am - 2nd Monday
||1 pm - 2nd Monday each month|
Attorney Plea Dockets:
|3rd Monday of the month as scheduled|
|Jury Trial:||as needed but usually the 3 or 4th Thursday of odd numbered months at 8 am
Notice to Jurors: Please bring your juror information sheet filled out and expect to serve only 1 day. Most jury trials last about 4 hours, but 8 hours is the maximum required service. Juror Information Form [PDF]
Role of Municipal Court Personnel
Although they are willing to be of assistance and are trained to explain your options and rights in municipal court, court clerks are NOT attorneys. Therefore, it is not legal for them to give legal advice.
825-B Thousand Oaks Drive
Hurst, Texas 76054