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Municipal Court

The Austin Municipal Court will only be open for walk-in customers from 3pm to 6pm on Wednesday the 25th of November.  The court will close at 6pm on Wednesday the 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen on Monday November 30th at  7am.

The Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the government of the City of Austin. It is committed to administering justice in a fair, efficient, and timely manner. Court services are increasingly available online, by telephone, email, and through the mail which contributes to compliance in a customer service and eco-friendly way.

The courts adjudicate Class C misdemeanor cases most of which are criminal, including traffic, city ordinance, state code, juvenile, and disabled parking. Camera at Red Light violation are civil (non-criminal) cases as are most parking violations.

The four court divisions are Judiciary, Court Operations, Support Services, and the Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC).  The court is made up of more than 160 employees.                                     


To be the most effective, efficient, and impartial Municipal Court in Texas.


  • To provide exceptional customer service
  • To provide effective & impartial administration of justice
  • To enhance organizational health


These functions are handled by the Court: Judiciary, Municipal Court Operations & Support Services, Downtown Austin Community Court, and Prosecution. Read more.

Presiding Judge Sherry Statman, female with blond hair

Sherry Statman Presiding Judge

Mary Jane Grubb

Mary Jane Grubb Municipal Court Clerk