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
- 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
|Hours:||8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday
|Credit Cards Accepted Online
Visa, Master Card
Municipal Court Online Payments
For your convenience adult defendants may now request Deferred Disposition, Defensive Driving, payment plans, and dismissals of certain compliance violations online through our online payments module.
You must be able to receive an email with a PDF attachment, have the ability to upload documents back as PDF or JPG file attachments, and enter a valid email address so that you can receive copies of orders or emails regarding denial of your online requests.
|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
PANDEMIC PLAN OF ATTENDING COURT HEARINGS
Municipal Court Office: What we will do:
- The Court will maintain sanitization stations at customer service windows and courtroom security area and entrances.
- Restroom will be available for sanitation and handwashing.
- The Court will sanitize courtrooms between each session.
- The Court will maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times unless otherwise required by security procedures.
- The Court will post signs in public areas reminding people of the best hygiene protocols.
- The Court will comply with the guidelines published by the Office of Court Administration and the Emergency Orders issued by the Texas Supreme Court.
Municipal Court Office: What the public must do:
- Maintain social distancing of 6 feet between themselves and others unless directed otherwise by the court bailiffs.
- Avoid touching surfaces (doors, walls, desks, etc.) as much as possible to maintain a hands free/ touch free environment.
- Bring and wear your own cloth face covering while in the court building.
- Bring your own blue or black pen for signing documents.
- Minimize the items you bring into the court building to decrease searching personal items.
Dress code: no head wear, shorts, spaghetti or strapless attire, midriff shirts, clothing with holes, pajamas, house shoes, flip flops, spandex type attire, mini skirts, and no visibly obscene language or illustrations on clothing, body or possessions.
|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:||
|Capias Docket||1 pm|
||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.