Municipal Court

Until further notice, all in person court hearings are suspended and held remotely by Zoom.  Defendants are instructed on their citations to contact the court staff at least one week prior to their assigned court date to schedule their court appearance for a virtual hearing.

Click here to email the court: COURT@WESTUTX.GOV

PHONE: 713.662.5825

All court dates are held remotely by Zoom until further notice. Defendants must contact the Court at least 5 days prior to their court date and provide a valid email address to schedule a virtual hearing. You may be able to resolve your citation without appearing in court or appear for a virtual court hearing. Please contact the court clerk by email or phone about your options. 

Individuals who are over age 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy are considered to be vulnerable populations should contact the court.

  Face coverings and social distancing are also strongly recommended, if you visit the Courthouse during business hours. 

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.