If a person wishes to file a complaint against someone for a noisy animal or other Austin City Code violation, the person can contact 311 to report the offense. The information will then be routed to the appropriate city department.
File the forms through the mail: Sign the forms in front of a notary and mail the notarized forms to the Austin Municipal Court (click here for address);
File in person: Complete the forms but do not sign them until you are in front of an Austin Municipal Court clerk at any location (click here for locations).
The information and affidavit will be reviewed by the Prosecutors’ Office to determine if a criminal case should be filed. If there is insufficient information concerning the alleged criminal conduct or the accused, the complaint will be rejected. If the case is accepted, it will be set for trial and the complainant will be notified to appear in court as a witness. The Prosecutors’ Office will inform the complainant if the case is rejected.