Municipal Court of Record
To provide those we serve with high quality customer service that is effective, efficient, and delivered in a professional environment, while accomplishing the duties incumbent upon it by the Galveston City Charter and the laws of the State of Texas. Providing quality services, thereby earning and maintaining the public’s respect, confidence, and satisfaction.
The Municipal Court is responsible for providing assistance during each session of the court, maintaining and preparing all of the municipal dockets, recording the disposition of each case, receiving all court documents and defendant correspondence, as well as balancing and closing of accounts, and preparing requisitions for purchasing and refunding.
Upon instruction and approval of the Judge of the Galveston Municipal Court and/or the City Attorney’s office, defendants are issued payment plans and alternative sentencing. Such alternatives include, but are not limited to, deferred disposition and defensive driving. Summons and/or warrants are issued for defendants that fail to pay their fines and juveniles are blocked from issuance or renewal of a driver’s license until court responsibilities are fulfilled.
Payments shall be made by cashier’s check, money order, or cash. Do not mail cash. Credit card payments can be made by calling 1-800-530-8084. To pay by credit you must know your full balance as only full balances can be processed by the credit card system. Your ticket balance can be obtained by calling 409-765-3740.
You may pay online. A convenience fee will be charged for both phone and internet payments. All citations are given a due date. You must notify the court of your intentions on or before the given due date. If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or city holiday, you will be given until the following business day to submit payment or intentions.
Failure to Respond
Failure to respond and answer citations as required by law may result in any one or several of the following:
- The issuance of a warrant of arrest at an additional fee.
- Referral of the unpaid fine to a collection agency and additional fees.
- Denial of renewal of your driver's license by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and additional fees.