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AUGUST 26, 2020 AT 2 P.M.

HOUSTON  – Due to inclement weather, the City of Houston Municipal Courts will be closing Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. and resume normal operations on Thursday, August 27, 2020.  Resets will be given in person at all City of Houston court locations Monday, August 31, 2020 through Friday, September 4, 2020, until 5 p.m. Please visit the Municipal Courts’ website at www.houstontx.gov/courts for information on all court locations and hours of operation. It is important to note that if an individual fails to reset their case(s) during the reset period (8/31/20 through 9/4/20), an arrest warrant may be issued. 

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020 beginning at 2:00 p.m., there will be: 

  • No Trials by Judge.  Resets will be given in person at all City of Houston court locations Monday, August 31, 2020 through Friday, September 4, 2020, until 5 p.m.  Scheduled court settings will resume Thursday, August 27, 2020. 
  • No Arraignments. Anyone scheduled for arraignments during this time must come in person Monday, August 31, 2020 through Friday, September 4, 2020 to receive a new arraignment date. Scheduled court settings will resume Thursday, August 27, 2020. 
  • No Parking Adjudication Hearings. Hearings will resume Thursday, August 27, 2020. 

As a reminder, Jury Duty and Jury Trials are suspended due to COVID-19 until October 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 prior to entering the courthouse.   

For additional announcements and 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

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