Virtual Court Information

The City of New Braunfels Municipal Court now offers a Virtual Court Appearance option. A Virtual Court Appearance allows defendants to dispose of eligible cases (see the following eligibility requirements) via a video conference with the judge through the use of Zoom either on your computer or wireless device. It is highly recommended to test your equipment prior to your court date. You can do this at:

Eligibility for a Virtual Court Appearance

To prepare for your virtual hearing:

  • Watch the Judge’s video above
  • Submit a Virtual Court request to
  • Include your photo ID with your email and docket or citation number
  • Include your PLEA to the violation(s): Guilty, Not Guilty or No Contest
  • Make sure you have a functioning camera and microphone or your laptop, desktop, tablet, or phone
  • If your case is eligible for a virtual hearing, you will receive further instructions by email from the court

If you do not have internet access or a computer device, you may utilize the courts Virtual Court Center. To make an appointment call (830) 221-4180.

Requirements to Appear via Virtual Court:

  • A device capable of accessing an internet connection (PC, MAC, Smart Phone, Tablet, etc.).
  • A fast and stable internet connection.
  • A webcam attached to your PC or a built-in camera on your device that will allow the Judge to see you during the video conference.
  • A microphone connected or built-in mic that will allow you to talk to the Judge and your device must also have speakers attached or built-in that will allow you to hear what the judge is saying to you.
  • A working email address; you may need to email images or documents for the Judge’s review.
  • You will be required to provide the Court with a working email address and mobile phone number to ensure future successful contact with the Court.

FAILURE TO APPEAR:  Virtual appearances are not optional and neglecting to appear will have the same consequences as not appearing at an in-person proceeding which includes increased fees and possible warrant issuance.