Municipal Court

All court hearings are held virtually via Zoom.  Defendants are instructed on their citations to contact the court staff at least one week prior to their assigned court date to provide a valid email address and schedule their court appearance.  

All individuals contacting the court are encouraged to review the online services available to mitigate in-person foot traffic.  Defendants may also email documents and letters of representation to: COURT@WESTUTX.GOV

For more information, call: 713-662-5825

Please keep your contact information current and email any address and/or phone number changes to the court! 


The West University Place Municipal Court has jurisdiction over Class C Misdemeanors and City Ordinance Violations punishable by fine only.

Court Costs & Fines

Court costs are assessed if you are found guilty at trial, request a Driving Safety Course, or if you plead guilty or nolo contendere (no contest). Court costs vary by charge.


  • Guilty: A judicial confession that one is guilty as charged. It is an admission of guilt.
  • Nolo Contendere (No Contest): A statement that the defendant does not wish to contest the pending charges. Nolo contendere (no contest) is not an admission or denial of guilt.
  • Not Guilty: A denial of guilty to the pending charges


Requests for a continuance must be made in person (or by an attorney) on or before the appearance date. You must fill out and sign a reset form at the clerk's office before a continuance will be granted. Only one reset will be granted. No resets will be made by telephone.

Expired Violations

Certain violations may be dismissed at the Municipal Court's discretion and upon payment of a $20 compliance fee. Please contact the Court Clerk's Office for further information.

For More Information

For additional information, contact the Court Clerk's Office at 713.662.5825.