COVID-19 Updates

Pasadena Municipal Court COVID-19 Department Update

 

New guidelines set by the state require virtual hearings (Zoom) for nearly all cases.  All pending in-person court settings are, therefore, canceled until further notice.  To schedule a virtual hearing by Zoom, please visit the City of Pasadena Municipal Court site at www.pasadenatx.gov and click on the Virtual Court link for complete information or utilize the QR code embedded here.

Court QR

If you believe that you cannot participate remotely because of lack of technology or disability, you may request an in-person hearing by calling (713) 475-5562 or emailing the court at court@pasadenatx.gov.  The judge or a court supervisor will then determine your eligibility for an in-person proceeding.

You may still pay the fine, apply for a driver safety course or deferred disposition at the court transaction windows subject to building capacity and social distancing guidelines.  Credit or debit card payments will also be accepted by phone by dialing (713) 475-5562.  No online payment option is presently available.  You may also apply for deferred disposition or driver safety course by mail using the forms found on the Court’s webpage.

All canceled court dates will be rescheduled.  You may receive a notice of reset court date by phone, text message and/or regular mail depending upon the contact information available to the Court.    Due to the large backlog of pending cases and continuation of the present pandemic, however, it may be several weeks before you receive a notice of reset. You will be afforded the opportunity to arrange an alternate court setting by mail or in person.

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.

    Members of the vulnerable populations are 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 should seek first a hearing via Zoom by following the instructions contained on this page.

Hours:  8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and subject to change. Please call (713) 475-5562 or email court@pasadenatx.gov for more information