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The City's Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the government of the City of Bunker Hill Village. The City's Municipal Court provides an accessible legal forum for individuals to have their court matters heard in a fair and efficient manner, while providing a high level of integrity, professionalism, and customer service. Court services are increasingly available online, by telephone, email, and through the mail, which contributes to compliance in a customer service and eco-friendly way.

The City's Municipal Court adjudicate Class C misdemeanor cases most of which are criminal, including traffic, city ordinance, state code, juvenile, and disabled parking.

The Municipal Court's office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open Court is conducted twice per month and begins at 4:30 p.m.    (See City Calendar for dates)

Open Court - Arraignments and Trials begin promptly at the time indicated on the citation. Court is estimated to be approximately 2 hours; however, actual time  is based on the final docket as well as individual discussion time needed.for the Prosecutor and the Presiding Judge. Court will end when the Judge has completed the process for all defendents present.

See your ticket for your court date, and any matter requiring an appearance before the judge must be presented at that time.

Court dockets are posted 48 hours prior to court date and are subject to change without notice.

Click to Download -- Docket for July 17, 2017

Citation Info

Fines and court costs may be paid by mail or in person on or before a scheduled appearance. For fine amount information, contact the court clerk. Payments made by mail can be made in the form of a personal check, money order or cashier's check. Payments made in person may be made in the form of cash, personal check, money order or cashier's check. (Checks are not accepted as form of payment on warrants.)

Persons charged with a moving violation resulting in an accident must appear, and persons sixteen years of age or younger must appear in court with one or both parents.

A second or subsequent conviction of an offense under the Texas Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act will result in the suspension of your driver's license and motor vehicle registration unless you file and maintain proof of financial responsibility with the Department of Public Safety for two years from the date of convictions. The Department may waive the requirement to file proof of financial responsibility if you file satisfactory evidence with the department showing that at the time this citation was issued, the vehicle was covered by a liability insurance policy or that you were otherwise exempt from the requirements to provide evidence of financial responsibility.

Violate promise to appear in court, as provided by law, for the presentation of the offense, may result in denial of driver's license renewal and a warrant will be issued.

Persons who have missed court may contact the Court Clerk, 713-827-1772 or the Memorial Villages Police Department 713-365-3711.

Court Procedures

Open Court is conducted twice per month and begins at 4:30 p.m.    (See City Calendar for dates)

Open Court - Arraignments and Trials begin promptly at the time indicated on the citation. Court is estimated to be approximately 2 hours; however, actual time  is based on the final docket as well as individual discussion time needed.for the Prosecutor and the Presiding Judge. Court will end when the Judge has completed the process for all defendents present.

The presiding judge will address the court and give instructions. Please be sure to turn off all beepers and telephones before entering the courtroom. Weapons on any kind are not allowed in the building that houses the courtroom.

Persons who have been charged, may enter their plea on the charge in one of three ways:

  • Guilty (pay the fine and costs)
  • Not Guilty (You are requesting a trial. You must see the prosecutor before leaving the building to get a trial date and time.)
  • Nolo Contendre (no contest) You have opted to not contest the charge and the punishment is at the discretion of the court

Persons charged with an expired driver's license, expired motor vehicle inspection or expired motor vehicle registration, that has not been expired more than sixty days and corrected it within twenty working days of the date of the citation or date of your first appearance which ever comes first and have proof that it has been corrected, may present proof prior to your court date at the clerks office or appear in court to see the judge for consideration under the law for dismissal and if dismissed a $20.00 administrative fee will be paid to the court clerk. If you have been charged with failure to provide proof of financial responsibility and you did have insurance on the day you received the citation, show the proof to the court. If it is correct, that case will be dismissed. There is no administrative fee for financial responsibility.

Note: Only the judge can dismiss tickets. If you have a ticket that you might want to try to get dismissed, you have to show it to the judge at your court appearance. There may be various fines required and due at the time of your court appearance. Please be prepared to submit payment.

Directions

The Municipal Court is located in the Bunker Hill Village

City Hall
11977 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024

City Hall is near the intersection of Gessner and Memorial Drive.

Exit Katy Freeway (I-H 10) at Gessner and go south on Gessner to Memorial Drive turn left on Memorial Drive. The City Hall will be about ½ mile on the right hand side next to the Memorial Village Police Department.

Court Office Hours:

Monday thru Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Court appearance dates and times are as indicated on the citations.

Driver Safety

You may be able to request that a moving violation be dismissed by taking a driving safety course.

In order to be eligible for the driving safety course, you must:

  • Have a valid Texas operator's license (Commercial Drivers License not eligible)
  • Have liability insurance or other proof of financial responsibility under the name of the defendant.
  • You may not have had a driving safety course taken for a ticket dismissal within the proceeding 12 months from the date of the violation or be presently authorized to take a driving safety course by another court.
  • If you are charged with speeding 25 miles or more over the posted limit, you are not eligible for a driving safety course.
  • If you notify the court on or before the appearance date shown on the citation.

Requirements if eligible for the driving safety course:

  • A $109.00 court and administrative fee.
  • A $134.00 court and administrative fee if offense was committed in a school zone
  • Valid Texas drivers license
  • Proof of insurance (financial responsibility)

The clerk will accept your payment along with other requirements and in turn give you some forms with dates. You will have 90 days to complete the course and submit required proof to the court. There will be a form that will need to filled out and sent to Austin with $10.00 asking for a certified copy of your driving record. You can take the class wherever you would like, just as long as the person instructing the class is certified through the state of Texas and the class is for ticket dismissal. Other information will be given at the time the request is made.

Fines

Bunker Hill Village
Municipal Court
Schedule of Fines

The following fines include court costs:

Speeding, up to 10 miles over legal limit

$185.00

Note: Fine increases $5.00 for each mile in excess of 10 miles per hour over legal limit

Speeding, School Zone, up to 10 miles over legal limit

$220.00

Note: Fine increases $5.00 for each mile in excess of 10 miles per hour over legal limit

Ran red light or stop sign

$201.00

Defective equipment

$170.00

No driver’s license or expired license

$135.00

Expired or no license plate

$105.00

Expired or no inspection sticker

$140.00

Fail to furnish evidence of financial responsibility (insurance)

$265.00

Failure to appear

$265.00

Fail to wear safety seat belt

$137.00

Unrestrained child under four

$210.00

Disregard no passing zone

$170.00

Fail to signal turn or lane change

$180.00

Fail to control speed

$215.00

 

Failure to appear in court, as provided by law, for the presentation of the offense, may result in denial of driver's license renewal and a warrant of arrest will be issued.

Persons who have missed court may contact the Court Clerk, 713-827-1772 or the Memorial Villages Police Department if in a warrant, 713-365-3700.

Payments

Methods of Payment

In Person – You may pay in cash, credit card, personal check, money order or cashier's check Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at 11977 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77024

Mail - Do not send cash in the mail.

Conditions of Paying Online

Online Search and Payment System

Online payments are non-refundable.

Credit card payments can only be made for the full amount of the violation.

If you have previously set up a payment plan with municipal court, those partial payments must be submitted directly to the court at 11977 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77024.

Please be advised that voluntary online payments will result in a conviction and be reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety and will forfeit any right to request driving safety class or deferred disposition for possible dismissal of your citation.

Please be aware that paying your ticket online counts as a plea of guilty.

If you are experiencing difficulties paying online it is your responsibility to contact the municipal court to ensure your citation is taken care of in a timely manner.

If you wish to plea "not guilty", do not make a payment of your fine. Contact the municipal court at 713-827-1772 for information on pleading "not guilty"

All juveniles (ages 16 and under) are required to appear in court for all proceedings in their case(s) and cannot make online payments. The parent or legal guardian of any juvenile charged in municipal court is required to be present with his or her child.

*By selecting to continue below, you agree to the above information. Please Note: You will be directed to municipalonlinepayments.com for fines to be paid to the Municipal Court.

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Dockets

Docket Information

Court dates are located on the bottom of your citation unless you have been reset.

If you cannot locate your name on the docket, contact the Municipal Court at 713-827-1772. If your name is not listed in the docket below, it is still your responsibility to show up.

Court dockets are posted 48 hours prior to court date and are subject to change without notice.

Court Docket - Docket for July 17, 2017