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All Austin Municipal Court locations will be closed Friday, June 18, 2021 in observance of Juneteenth.

We are experiencing a high volume of phone calls, email correspondence, and other customer service requests at this time. Due to this increase, phone call hold times could exceed three minutes, and responses to emails could be delayed up to 10 business days. Municipal Court uses the post-date or timestamp associated with any written correspondence submitted via email, fax, or mail to satisfy compliance with appearance dates or due dates when processing your request(s). Your patience is appreciated as we serve this increased volume.

OPERATIONS UPDATE: Effective May 17, 2021, the main court location will be expanding hours of operation to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Beginning on May 17, 2021

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

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

Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Jaime Padron North Substation: 12425 Lamplight Village Ave.

Substation Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 8am-4:30pm

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.