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Municipal Court

ADDRESS: 

1304 Monument Dr

Surfside Beach, Texas 77541

 

Court Office: 979.233.1531 Ext. 105

Court Fax:     979.373.0699

Court Email:  cc@surfsidetx.org

 

WINDOW HOURS: 

Monday thru Thursday

8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Friday

8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

 

PHONE HOURS: 

Monday thru Thursday

8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Friday

8:30 A.M. to 4:30 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

Honorable Judge Steven Boykin
Honorable Judge Randy Smith
Prosecutor Julian Pat Taylor
Court Administrator Janet M. Solis


MUNICIPAL COURT

 

** COVID-19 UPDATE **

The Village of Surfside Beach Municipal Court is open
during regular business hours to assist the public.

NOTICE 

    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

  • If paying credit/debit card by phone (additional service charge will be added to all charges), call the Court Clerk Office between 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM during regular business days.  Phone payments are NOT accepted after 4:30 pm.
  • If paying by cashier check / money order by mail (DO NOT SEND CASH), send to the mailing address listed below: The Village of Surfside Beach  Municipal Court                                                                         1304 Monument Dr                                                                                                                       Surfside Beach, Texas 77541

  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

 Tobacco Awareness for Minors Resources, click on Link and follow steps:
  • Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Course Provider
    • Then click License Search
    • Search by City or County for a Specified License Type
    • Select type: Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program
    • Select Next
    • Enter City or County to search

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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