COVID-19 Updates

Pasadena Municipal Court COVID-19 Department Update

 

The Municipal Court has reopened for in-person and virtual proceedings under guidelines approved by the Regional Presiding Judge and the Office of Court Administration.  Many proceedings, however, such as jury trials, will not begin until later in the year.   Please continue to monitor this web page for updated information.

Subject to capacity limitations, you may make payments, apply for deferred disposition or clear a warrant in the Court lobby.  The Court cannot accept web payments, but credit card payments may be taken by telephone at (713) 475-5562. Due to the high volume of calls received, you may be placed on hold and/or asked to leave your name or number so that you may be contacted by a clerk as soon as possible.

Most missed court dates have already been rescheduled one time. Should you not have received a reset notice and desire a hearing, please contact the Court in person or by utilizing this form to do so. 

You may also request a virtual hearing via Zoom.  Please see (here) to request a virtual hearing and for further information.   Zoom hearing requests made while the Court has been placed on emergency status on June 29, 2020 will be honored and a setting notice will be sent to the email on the request.

NO WARRANTS ARE BEING ISSUED BY THE COURT AT THIS TIME.  NO ONE WILL BE ARRESTED FOR MISSING A COURT APPEARANCE BETWEEN MARCH 12, 20 AND AUGUST 10, 2020.  TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS, THE COURT MAY SUSPEND OR MODIFY ANY DEADLINES OR PROCEDURES, WHETHER PRESCRIBED BY STATUTE, RULE, OR ORDER FOR A PERIOD ENDING NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 OR SUCH OTHER DATE AS MAY BE SET BY THE SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS.

VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

Individuals who are over age 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions such a high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy are considered to be vulnerable populations.

  • Those members of vulnerable populations who are identifiable by age according to the records of the Court will not be reset for in-person court appearances at this time.
  • Other members of the vulnerable populations who have serious underlying conditions and/or compromised immune systems will be invited to notify the Court of their circumstance by phone or by email at the address listed below and receive accommodations including but not limited to a delayed appearance.
  • Members of vulnerable populations are encouraged to arrange for a hearing via Zoom by following the instructions on the Zoom information page on this website.

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Contact Information:

Phone Number: (713) 475-5562

Email: Court@PasadenaTX.gov