Municipal Court

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,

Informational Links

Location 825-B Thousand Oaks Drive
Hurst, Texas 76054  
Phone: 817.788.7045
Hours: 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday
Credit Cards Accepted Online
Visa, Master Card
Mastercard and Visa

Municipal Court Online Payments
For your convenience adult defendants may now request Deferred Disposition, Defensive Driving, and payment plans online through our online payments module.

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:  AmEx, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover accepted
Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover

Photo ID is required on all transactions.

Municipal Court online payments

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
Jail Dockets:
 1 pm - Thursday following the first Monday
Show Cause Hearings  9 am - 2nd Monday
Juvenile Docket:
 1 pm - 2nd Monday each month

Attorney Plea Dockets:

9 am
1 pm
2 pm

 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.

Lisa Howard, Court AdministratorLisa Howard
Court Administrator


Municipal Court
825-B Thousand Oaks Drive
Hurst, Texas 76054


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