Municipal Court of Record
In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Municipal Court is closed to the public until further notice. We encourage you to submit your payments and alternative disposition requests via mail, phone, or online. The court staff is available during our regular business hours to answer your questions. All cases scheduled on a court docket through May 31, 2020 will be heard remotely or rescheduled. Please contact the court and provide your current mailing address, phone number, and email address.
Payments can be submitted at municipalonlinepayments.com/galvestontx or by calling 1-800-530-8084.
In some cases, driver safety course requests, deferred dispositions, and extension requests can be made online. Please visit municipalonlinepayments.com/galvestontx to review your options.
Payments or any other request can also be sent via mail, postmarked by the given due date on your citation, to Galveston Municipal Court, P.O. Box 17252, Galveston, TX 77552.
Please email your notice of contest to firstname.lastname@example.org by the given due date on your citation and include your citation number, full name, mailing address, and telephone number and your case will be scheduled for a pretrial hearing. Your notice may also be provided via mail, postmarked by the given due date on your citation, to Galveston Municipal Court, P.O. Box 17252, Galveston, TX 77552.
For parking citations, email/mail your notice of contest within 14 days of the issuance of your citation and include the same information as above. Your case will be scheduled for a hearing with a hearing officer at a later date. If mailing your notice of contest via regular mail, it must be postmarked by the due date.
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 credit card 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 work 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.