Municipal Court

About

The Municipal Court of Garden Ridge, Texas has existed since 1972. More people, citizens and non-citizens alike, come in personal contact with municipal courts than all other Texas courts combined. The municipal judge and court clerk have pledged to be ever mindful of their neutrality and impartiality, rendering equal service to all, and conform to the standards set by the Canons of Judicial Conduct.

The Garden Ridge Municipal Court plays a significant role in preserving the quality of our community through the adjudication of traffic offenses, ensuring a high level of traffic safety for our citizens.

The Garden Ridge Municipal Court is a Court of Record, and handles all class C misdemeanor traffic and City Ordinance violations written by the Garden Ridge Police Department. This function is staffed by one person.

COVID-19 NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE: GARDEN RIDGE MUNICIPAL COURT OPERATIONS AND RESPONSE TO THE DEVELOPING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

CORONAVIRUS (COVID -19) AND COURT APPEARANCES

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Garden Ridge Municipal Court, with high regard for the safety of the community and our staff, will offer Virtual Court Hearings to the public for appearances. Should you not have the ability or technology to participate in a remote/virtual proceeding then please “Appear in Person” on your assigned court date and time, or you may be able to resolve the citation by the following contact-free methods: 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON APPEARANCES

THE court lobby IS operatiNG ON A TEMPORARY SCHEDULE M-F FROM 9-NOON,  AND we are available to assist citizens who need to contact us via the following methods:

All individuals are encouraged to call or email the Court.

CONTACT THE COURT

Pay your citation at: https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/gardenridgetx/court/search

Email – court@ci.garden-ridge.tx.us

Call - 210.651-6632 M-F 8am-5pm

Mail – Garden Ridge Municipal Court
9400 Municipal Parkway
Garden Ridge, Texas 78266

To determine if you are eligible for deferred disposition contact the court.

To determine if you are eligible for a driver safety course contact the court.

Include your name, citation number, date of birth and good contact information when contacting the court. Due to the unusual circumstances, there may be a delay in responding to your email, regular mail and telephone inquiries.

If you are over 17 years old, you may be able to pay citations, process dismissal requests, or make arrangements for defensive driving, deferred disposition or a payment extension before your court date.

Court Hours of Operation 

Municipal court is generally held on one Thursday of the Month. The Court room is located inside City Hall. Please check your citation. Court starts at 6 p.m. If you are not scheduled for a court docket you may not be admitted to the courtroom.

Court Appearance

You must appear either in person, by mail, or through an attorney. 

A telephone call does not constitute an appearance.

Please note: The Municipal Court clerks cannot make judgments on any of the cases processed. They also cannot give legal advice or dismiss cases. These are all duties of the judge. The clerks will assist you in any way possible to process paperwork and provide information.

Continuances are not granted by a telephone call. You must either come in person, or fax a request to 210-651-9638 for a reset for the next court date. Only one reset may be granted by the court judge.

Failure to Appear

By signing your citation, you promise to appear in court to answer to the charges brought against you. If you fail to appear in court, a warrant for your arrest will be issued.