Municipal Court

COVID-19 Update: March 18, 2020 - All in person Municipal Court hearings have been postponed per the advisory of the Texas Office of Court Administration. All cases currently set for court between 3/18/2020 and 5/1/2020 will be reset and notices will be mailed out in the next few days. The notice will contain a specific date and time for which you are to appear by in order to dispose of your citation. All upcoming due dates for citations or for any of the following: payment arrangement, submission of defensive driving documents, deferred disposition documents, proof of community service log / documents, or compliance dismissal documents, may be submitted via the following methods: Court/Utility drop box, USPS mail, fax: (972) 899-5100, or via e-mail to either pibarra@highlandvillage.org or sjohnston@highlandvillage.org . The court will continue to respond to any and all inquiries regarding citations via e-mail and telephone. We appreciate your understanding as we move forward together to provide the most efficient and quality service we can during this time.



Responsibilities


The Municipal Court is responsible for accurate, expeditious service relating to all cases filed in the Municipal Court in accordance with City ordinances and state laws as shown below:
  • Traffic Code Violations
  • State Class C Violations
    • Penal Code (Examples include Theft, Disorderly Conduct, and Assault.)
    • Education Code (Such as Failure to Attend School.)
    • Health and Safety Code (Includes tobacco related cases.)
    • Alcohol Beverage Code (Examples include Minor in Possession and Minor in Consumption.)
  • City Ordinances
    • Animal Violations (Including Animal at Large and Dangerous Dog citations.)
    • Building/Zoning Violations (Such as High Grass and Weeds, Fences, etc.)
    • Permit Violations (Includes Failure to Obtain Permits citations.)

Court Clerk Functions


Various functions of the Court Clerk’s Office include:
  • Processing Tickets
    • Driver's Safety Class
    • Deferred Disposition
    • Time Payments
    • Setting Court Dates
  • Preparing the required state monthly reports.
  • Processing appeal and warrant paperwork as required.