Municipal Court Dockets, hearings and Trials suspended through April 30, 2020
As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID -19) the Garland Municipal Court is postponing all dockets, hearings and trials beginning Tuesday March 17, 2020 thru April 30, 2020. Anyone scheduled for an appearance, trial or jury service during these times will be notified at a later date to be rescheduled.
The Garland Municipal Court lobby will remain open during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone visiting the lobby to resolve their citations are encouraged to practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others. Also, please limit the number of people who enter the facility. If you believe you are ill or have been exposed to someone who is, please use one of the options below to address your citation without entering the facility.
The Court has the following options available:
- Our dropbox is a secured option to deposit payments or correspondence with the Court. It is located to the right of the main entrance at 1791 W. Avenue B, Garland, TX 75042.
- Payments can be made using the Court’s online payment option at https://www.garlandtx.gov/381/Pay-Fines.
- Email: email@example.com
- Call 972-205-2330
- Fax 972-487-7351
Please include current complete legible printed name, address, date of birth, phone, email address and citation number, if known, along with any requests.
About Municipal Court
The Municipal Court serves as the City’s judicial branch of government; as well as a part of the State of Texas judicial system. Garland Municipal Court is a Court of Record which hears Class C Misdemeanor criminal cases, including traffic violations, city ordinance violations and fine only offenses. As an impartial servant in the administration of Justice, the Courts purpose is to hear legal matters, process and retain Court records, collect and track all fines, fees and restitution’s of the Court.
When you receive a citation, the options you have to resolve your case can vary depending on many different factors including, but not limited to: the type of violation, the severity of the violation, the age of the defendant, etc.
The first thing you will need to do is enter a plea on or before your appearance date. Once you announce your intended plea and complete the contact information card with your current information, you may be scheduled for a court date, or you may have the option of disposing of the case without appearing in open court.
If your situation allows you to resolve the matter without appearing in open court, you may pay the fine, provide proof for expired violations or insurance matters, or you may be eligible for an alternate sentencing option such as deferred disposition (deferred adjudication), or a driving safety course. For additional information, call 972-205-2330.