Municipal Court

The New Braunfels Municipal Court will be closed on Monday, August 28, 2017 between the hours of 8:00am and 1:00pm.  During this time, the Court will be performing updates to its case management system as well as expanding online services to better serve customers.  After the enhancements have been made, the Court will resume normal business hours.    


  

  Mission Statement
The mission of the Municipal Court is to provide the citizens of New Braunfels a judicial system dedicated to the principles of fair and impartial justice administered with respect and equality while providing a high level of integrity, professionalism and customer service.


Location

The Municipal Court is located at 550 Landa Street, click here for map. Court parking is available in front our building and there is access for the physically handicapped.

For your convenience, if you want to pay your fine or to provide any documents to the court, there is a 24-hour drop box located on the left side of the court entrance. Be sure to provide your name, address, phone number and citation number on any documents and correspondence. Do not leave cash in the night drop.


Important Information

Notice: Nothing contained on this site is intended as legal advice. You may wish to consult an attorney before deciding which option is appropriate for you.
  

  • The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over class C misdemeanors, which are punishable by fine only; offenses occurring within the city limits that are violations of city ordinances or violations of a state statute
  • The New Braunfels Municipal Court does not provide or give legal advice.
  • You have the right to appear in court and contest the charge filed against you and you have the right to a jury trial
  • If you decide to appear in person, your appearance should not be made before 5 business days after receiving your citation as this allows the Court time to process the citation and make it available when you appear at the Court.
  • Anyone under 17 years of age must appear in person before the Judge and must be accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian.
  • Anyone under 21 year of age, but over 17 years of age, that is charged with an alcohol offense must appear in person before the Judge.
  • A telephone call does not constitute an appearance and continuances are not granted by telephone.
  • Convictions for moving violations are reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
  • If you do not appear in court or make payment on or before the court date on your citation, an additional charge of failing to appear may be filed against you and a warrant will be issued for your arrest.
  • Records requests must be submitted to the court in writing.  The request must include the name and date of birth of the defendant AND offense and offense date if available.  Please allow 30 days for processing of any record request.  If certified copies are being requested and need to be retrieved from our off site storage facility, the processing time could be extended.
  • NOTICE: RIGHT TO DISCOVERY
    You have the right to request from the State (prosecutor) all documents, items, and information regarding your case that is in the possession of the State; and, the State is required to provide you with the documents, items and information requested. YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO DISCOVERY WHEN YOU PAY THE FINE.
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