Virtual Court | COVID-19

PASADENA MUNICIPAL COURT TO CONDUCT PROCEEDINGS VIA ZOOM


Effective March 8, 2021, the Pasadena Municipal Court has resumed in-person court proceedings.  The order of the Texas Supreme Court, however, provides that anyone involved in any hearing or other proceeding may participate via videoconferencing or other means and our court should consider as evidence sworn testimony given remotely by videoconferencing.  The Supreme Court further required that all courts should continue to use reasonable efforts to conduct proceedings remotely and allow, upon request and for good cause shown, any person to participate remotely in any proceeding, subject to constitutional limitations.

To request a virtual hearing with the Pasadena Municipal Court, follow the instructions contained on this page and click on the link found below.

All virtual hearings will be live streamed on YouTube and are subject to the same standards of conduct and attire as would apply to an in-person appearance before the court.  NO RECORDING OF THE VIRTUAL HEARING IS ALLOWED.

To participate in a virtual hearing you will need a smartphone or computer with a webcam and microphone enabled.  You will need to download the Zoom platform before the scheduled hearing.   To test your device, go to Zoom Meeting Testing Link.  The Court will not be able to assist you in this regard.  When joining the virtual hearing, please use your full legal name as your screen name.  When you have successfully joined the virtual hearing, you may be placed into a virtual waiting room. You will then be brought to a virtual courtroom.

Certain cases will not be considered for virtual hearings at this time.  These include trials by judge or jury and family violence matters. In addition, the Court may decline a specific request based on other factors and require an in-person appearance at a later date when such are permitted by further order of the Supreme Court of Texas.  

You may find it more convenient to accomplish certain tasks by regular mail.  For example, applications for deferred disposition, driving safety courses and certain compliance dismissals may be accomplished by mail.  Please click (here) for appropriate forms and information.

To request a virtual court appearance with a judge, please click (here) or use this QR Code:

Court QR

The Municipal Court will provide a response by e-mail or phone within 5 business days utilizing the email address and/or phone number listed on your request form.  If you desire to present documents at your virtual hearing such as a driver license or proof of insurance, please upload them to your request for hearing.