HOUSTON – The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department (MCD) is reminding Citizens that the court reset period for cases scheduled during the Stay Home, Work Safe Order will end Saturday June 27, 2020 at 5pm. Since June 1, 2020, MCD has allowed citizens additional time to have their cases reset each Saturday during the month of June at the Herbert W. Gee Courthouse located Downtown at 1400 Lubbock. It is important to note that if an individual fails to reset their case(s) when Municipal Court resumes operations, an arrest warrant may be issued.
“We would like to remind all Citizens if you had a court date during the Stay Home, Work Safe Order that began March 11th and ended May 29th, please come in by 5pm, Saturday, June 27, 2020 to have your case reset.” stated Director and Presiding Judge, J. Elaine Marshall. “We encourage you to come in and have your case reset to avoid having the possibility of a warrant being issued.” said Judge Marshall.
MCD resumed normal operations for JUDGE TRIALS, ARRAIGNMENTS AND PARKING ADJUDICATION HEARINGS on Monday June 1, 2020.
Following Mayor Sylvester Turner’s and CDC guidelines to protect the public and MCD staff from the spread of COVID-19, members of the public will be required to wear face masks/facial coverings and have their temperature taken. If the temperature is over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, the citizen will not be allowed to enter the Municipal Courthouse. Members of the public should contact a health care provider and not come to court if they are experiencing symptoms similar to COVID-19. Once cleared by a physician, individuals may come to 1400 Lubbock to speak with an Annex Judge to reset a case. Please visit the Municipal Courts’ website at www.houstontx.gov/courts for continued updates on all court locations and hours of operation.
For additional announcements and updated information, please call the City of Houston Helpline at 3-1-1, or 713.837.0311 if outside of the City of Houston, or visit the Municipal Courts website at www.houstontx.gov/courts.