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The Austin Municipal Court downtown location is presently (9/20/2019) closed due to a broken pipe.  The North Station and Downtown Austin Community Court are still open.
The North Station address is: 12425 Lamplight Village Avenue
The Downtown Austin Community Court address is: 719 E 6th Street

El Tribunal Municipal de Austin estará cerrado hoy, 20 de septiembre de 2019. Hay un mantenimiento de emergencia. El tribunal subestación norte en 12425 Lamplight Village estará abierta hoy de 8am a 4:30 pm.

 

Update as of 3:30pm Time 9/22/19

The Austin Municipal Court downtown location will remain closed on Monday, September 23rd.    Operations will resume on at 7 AM on Tuesday, September 24th.   All court dates that are scheduled on 9/23 will be rescheduled; all due dates (initial appearances and payments) on cases will be extended until 9/24.   The north substation and Downtown Community Court will be open as normal on 9/23.  Please continue to check the website for updates.

Información actualizada el 22 de septiembre del 2019

El Tribunal Municipal de la Ciudad de Austin, ubicado en el centro de la ciudad, permanecerá cerrado el lunes, 23 de septiembre. Se reanudarán las operaciones del tribunal el martes 24 de Septiembre de 2019, a las 7 de la mañana. Todas las citas y audiencias establecidas para el día 23 de septiembre serán reprogramadas; todas las fechas límites (comparecencias iniciales y pagos) establecidas para el 23 de septiembre se extenderán al día 24 de septiembre. La Subestación Norte (en Lamplight Village) y el Tribunal de la Comunidad, ubicado en el centro de la ciudad, permanecerán abiertos el 23 de septiembre con su horario regular. Por favor, continue verificando el sitio web para obtener información actualizada.

 

Texas House Bill 1631, prohibiting the use of red-light cameras for traffic enforcement in Texas, was signed into law by Governor Abbott on June 1, 2019. Based upon the passage of this law, Austin Municipal Court will immediately cease the filing of any cases associated with photographic traffic signal enforcement effective June 1, 2019.

Additionally, all unresolved camera at red-light cases will be administratively terminated. In compliance with HB 1631 all collections efforts and administrative actions will be halted as well. No further action by those who were issued theses citations is necessary.

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The Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the government of the City of Austin. It is committed to administering justice in a fair, efficient, and timely manner. Court services are increasingly available online, by telephone, email, and through the mail which contributes to compliance in a customer service and eco-friendly way.

The courts adjudicate Class C misdemeanor cases most of which are criminal, including traffic, city ordinance, state code, juvenile, and disabled parking. Camera at Red Light violation are civil (non-criminal) cases as are most parking violations.

The four court divisions are Judiciary, Court Operations, Support Services, and the Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC).  The court is made up of more than 160 employees.    

Mission

To impartially administer justice in a fair and efficient manner so that trust and accountability are exemplified to the public we serve.                           

Vision

To be the most effective, efficient, and impartial Municipal Court in Texas.

Goals

  • To provide exceptional customer service
  • To provide effective & impartial administration of justice
  • To enhance organizational health

About

These functions are handled by the Court: Judiciary, Municipal Court Operations & Support Services, Downtown Austin Community Court, and Prosecution. Read more about Austin Municipal Court.

 

Presiding Judge Sherry Statman

Sherry Statman Presiding Judge

Mary Jane Grubb

Mary Jane Grubb Municipal Court Clerk

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