1304 Monument Dr
Surfside Beach, Texas 77541
Court Office: 979.233.1531 Ext. 105
Court Fax: 979.373.0699
Court Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday thru Thursday
8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Due to high call volume during court hours your call may not be answered immediately. Message will be return within a 24 hour time period. Friday's messages will be returned on the next court business day, which will be on Monday.
Please refer to the Municipal Court's website for further assistance.
MUNICIPAL COURT STAFF
** COVID-19 UPDATE **
The Village of Surfside Beach Municipal Court is again closed to the public due to the increasing cases of COVID-19.
Face Covering Required if appearing IN PERSON: Per State mandate, every person in Texas must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when in an area of a building open to the public. As such, face covering is required inside the Village of Surfside Beach Municipal Court as it is open to the public. All person can and will be allowed to call the Municipal Court to make an appointment in advance for further assistance. Thank you for your compliance with this mandate.
All Court business can be conducted through any of the following methods:
Online, Phone, Fax, or Mail
Dockets, Arraignments, Pre-Trial Hearings and Bench Trials will require a Personal Appearance. Upon request and by appointments Dockets and Hearings will be conducted remotely via Zoom videoconference whenever possible. We are here to help you! Please contact the Court so we can better serve you and address any questions/concerns you may have about your court matter and safely making your appearance.
Jury Trials are postponed through October, 2020. Jury Trial Defendants and Attorneys will be notified of their new court date as soon as the court is allowed to conduct the trial.
The Municipal Court is remaining open during regular business hours for those needing to handle court business. Deadlines for appearances, document filings, and payments are still in effect. If you have an upcoming court appearance, court date, or other business and questions pertaining to your citation with this Court that would require you to personally appear , you MUST contact the Court by phone, fax or email PRIOR to the date of your court appearance, court docket or due date for your options.
We appreciate your cooperation and patience. Be well and stay safe!
ALL OTHER REQUESTS
Please Note: Any online form, email, or fax received after 4:30 p.m. will not be reviewed until the next business day.
COURT PAYMENTS are accepted by Phone, Online and Mail.
You can pay your court ticket/citation online: www.texasonlinerecords.com
REMINDER - Court Ordered Classes/ Courses / Counseling Resources:
Many organizations are adapting to the changes caused by the pandemic and in-person class/course options may currently be on hold; however, there are many online class / course options available to help you timely complete most court-ordered required classes and/or courses.
Many organization websites provide information about courses that are available online and provide certificates of completion to meet your court-ordered requirement(s) and deadline(s).
Driving Safety Course /Defensive Driving Online Resources
Alcohol Awareness for Minors Resource
Alcohol / Tobacco Awareness Resource PDF
Juvenile / Minor / Adult Counseling Resource PDF
YOU RECEIVED A CITATION/TICKET. WHAT CAN YOU DO? The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over Class C Misdemeanors and City Ordinance violations which occur within the corporate city limits and are punishable by fine only.
Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (No Insurance)
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 conviction. 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.
YOU MUST WAIT 2 WORKING DAYS FROM THE DAY YOU RECEIVE YOUR CITATION BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL COURT IS ABLE TO PROCESS ANY TRANSACTIONS. THE MUNICIPAL COURT WILL NOT HAVE YOUR CITATION, AND IS UNABLE TO PROCESS ANY TRANSACTION UNTIL THE ORIGINAL CITATION IS RECEIVED IN THE COURT.
Nothing contained herein is intended to be nor should be construed as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.
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