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Municipal Court

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All Austin Municipal Court locations will be closed to the public from March 17th- April 16th.  It is anticipated that we reopen on April 17th; however, this date will be subject to any subsequent Order that may be in place.  The decision is made in an effort limit the number of individuals gathering in a confined space to reduce the risks to public health.  Although operations are closed to the public,  individuals may still contact the Court by phone and email to get information and handle their cases; many options are available that do not require a personal appearance.

All court dockets are cancelled.    Cases that are set on dockets will be rescheduled after May 8th; individuals will be notified by mail of their new court date.

All due dates will be extended until May 8th

  • Initial appearance dates (as indicated on citation)
  • Payment dates (payment plans, extensions, etc…)
  • Deferral dates (driving safety course, other deferrals)
  • Community Service
  • Class C warrants will be suspended

All individuals are encouraged to call or email the Court in lieu of making personal appearances to take care of their court business.   This includes requesting civil parking hearings by email. Please note, we are experiencing longer than normal processing times for email and regular mail correspondence.

If you would like to speak with a prosecutor regarding your case without requiring a personal appearance,  please email prosecutor@austintexas.gov.

 

Todas las instalaciones del Tribunal Municipal de Austin se cerrarán al público del 17 de marzo al 16 de abril. Se anticipa que volveremos a abrir las puertas el 17 de abril, sin embargo, esta fecha estará sujeta a cualquier orden subsiguiente que se expida. Se tomó esta decisión con el propósito de limitar el número de personas reunidas en un espacio limitado, para reducir los riesgos a la salud pública. Aunque nuestras operaciones se hayan cerrado al público, usted todavía puede comunicarse con el Tribunal por teléfono y por correo electrónico para obtener información y tramitar sus casos; tenemos diversas opciones disponibles que no requieren su presencia en persona.

Todas las listas de casos quedaron cancelados. Los casos programados en las listas de casos se volverán a programar después del 8 de mayo; se avisará a las personas pertinentes por correo postal acerca de la nueva fecha cuando deben presentarse en el tribunal.

Todas las fechas límites se aplazarán hasta el 8 de mayo

  • Fechas para el comparecimiento inicial (tal como se indica en la citación)
  • Fechas para hacer los pagos (planes de pagos, extensiones, etcétera…)
  • Fechas para programas de disposición diferida (cursos de seguridad en las vías, otros programas de disposición diferida)
  • Horas de servicio comunitario
  • Se suspenderán las órdenes de arresto para los casos de Clase C

Se le anima a todo el mundo llamar por teléfono al tribunal o enviar un correo electrónico en vez de presentarse en persona para ocuparse de sus asuntos legales en el tribunal. Esto incluye solicitar por correo electrónico audiencias civiles acerca de cuestiones del estacionamiento. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que el tiempo que se requiere para tramitar los correos electrónicos y el correo postal es de una duración más larga del tiempo acostumbrado.

Si usted desea hablar con un fiscal acerca de su caso sin la necesidad de presentarse en persona, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a prosecutor@austintexas.gov.

 

Phone: 512-974-4800

Email: court@austintexas.gov

For more information on COVID-19, please see here: http://www.austintexas.gov/COVID19

Downtown Community Court Information

 

AUSTIN MUNICIPAL COURT IS MOVING - March 30, 2020

Old Address: 700 E. 7th street (Open through March 17th)

New Address: 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Ste 175 (Open on March 30th)

HOURS:

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays

EL TRIBUNAL MUNICIPAL DE AUSTIN - se trasladara el 30 de marzo de 2020

Antigua direccion: 700 E. 7th Street (Ultimo dia que se atiende aqui es el 17 de marzo)

Nueva direccion: 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Ste 175 (Abierta a partir del 30 de marzo)

HORARIO:

7 a.m. hasta 7 p.m. los lunes, martes, miercoles y viernes

7 a.m. hasta 10 p.m. los jueves

New Location Map

Click HERE for directions to the new court location on Google Maps

 

***SCAM/FRAUD ALERT*** - Click Here

***Beware of possible parking boot scam*** - click here for more details

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.    

Mission

To impartially administer justice in a fair and efficient manner so that trust and accountability are exemplified to the public we serve.                           

Vision

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

Goals

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

About

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

 

Presiding Judge Sherry Statman

Sherry Statman
Presiding Judge

Mary Jane Grubb

Mary Jane Grubb Municipal
Court Clerk

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March 31, 2016