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Beginning on July 26, 2021:

Main Location: 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 175

The main court location’s hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

The main location is currently offering in person customer services and limited walk-in mitigation appearances. Walk-in mitigation hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-11:30am and 1:30pm-4pm. All other appearances before a judge will be scheduled virtually. Jury and bench trials are postponed until further notice.

Map to court parking and entry (PDF, 79 KB)

Jaime Padron North Substation: 12425 Lamplight Village Ave.   Temporarily closed

Civil parking hearings are available at the court’s main location beginning on Monday, August, 9, 2021 (City Hall location temporarily closed due to Covid-19 protocols) Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm Services Provided: In person civil parking hearings and payment plans. 

The work of the court

Please note that all court settings are open to the public. Our virtual dockets will be broadcast live on Municipal Court's Youtube channels for adult dockets and juvenile dockets.

The Municipal Court is the judicial branch of local government, the City of Austin. The court commits to administering fair, efficient, and prompt justice. Court services are handled both onsite and online, or by telephone, email, and mail.

The court decides the lowest level criminal offenses in the state of Texas, including traffic, city ordinance, juvenile, and disabled parking.

The court also:

  • Processes criminal case appeals
  • Collaborates with community court
  • Processes citizen complaints
  • Presides over bench and jury trials
  • Processes parking tickets
  • Responds to requests for public information
  • Explains options when:
    • delinquent cases are sent to the collection agency
    • delinquent cases cause a juvenile or minor's driver's license renewal to be denied
    • you are accused of a violating class C law in Austin, even if you don't live here
    • you can't comply with court orders

Our Youth Services Unit:

  • Helps juveniles and their families understand what they need to do to comply with court orders and/or program requirements.
  • Provides educational alternative sentencing and deferral options that, if successfully completed, keep a charge off a juvenile’s record.
  • Hosts teen court, where all young Austinites can learn hands-on about the justice system.

Learn more about what to expect at the court if you are under 17 and get a ticket.

Judicial information

You can use an online form to request judicial information.

For information about fines, please see the charge codes and fine schedule.

Learn more about Municipal Court's performance and budget.

Our mission

The mission of the Municipal Court is to impartially administer justice in a fair and efficient manner so that trust and accountability are exemplified to the public we serve.

 

Leadership
 

Sherry Statman

Presiding Judge
City of Austin

Judge Statman was first appointed to the bench in 2006; she was named presiding judge for the Austin Municipal Court in 2014. Her service includes memberships in the State Bar of Texas' Lawyer Assistance Program Committee, Travis County Women Lawyers' Association, Inns of Court, Austin Young Lawyers Association, and the Texas Municipal Courts Association.

 

Mary Jane Grubb

Municipal Court Clerk
City of Austin

Mary Jane Grubb is an East Texas native and has worked in Texas Municipal Courts for almost 25 years with nearly 15 years of court administration and management experience. She joined the City of Austin as the Clerk of the Austin Municipal Court in 2015. She holds a bachelor of science in business administration, is a Level III Certified Municipal Court Clerk, and a member of Texas Court Clerks Association and the Texas Municipal Courts Association.