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Court Closure:  The Austin Municipal Court will be closed for the MLK Holiday on Monday, January 16th and will reopen on Tuesday at 7:00 am.  Have a safe and happy holiday.

**Walk-In Docket - Pilot program**

The Austin Municipal Court will be deploying a pilot program for an evening Walk-In docket to serve customers who need to see a judge after the hours of the normal Walk-In dockets.  The docket will be evaluated for effectiveness after 90 days.

The docket will be held every Wednesday night from 6:00 PM-8:30 PM in courtroom #1.   The compliance office will also be staffed during this time.  The first docket will be held on Wednesday, September 21st  2016.


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The Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the government of the City of Austin. It is committed to administering justice in a fair, efficient, and timely manner. Court services are increasingly available online, by telephone, email, and through the mail which contributes to compliance in a customer service and eco-friendly way.

The courts adjudicate Class C misdemeanor cases most of which are criminal, including traffic, city ordinance, state code, juvenile, and disabled parking. Camera at Red Light violation are civil (non-criminal) cases as are most parking violations.

The four court divisions are Judiciary, Court Operations, Support Services, and the Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC).  The court is made up of more than 160 employees.    


To impartially administer justice in a fair and efficient manner so that trust and accountability are exemplified to the public we served.                           


To be the most effective, efficient, and impartial Municipal Court in Texas.


  • To provide exceptional customer service
  • To provide effective & impartial administration of justice
  • To enhance organizational health


These functions are handled by the Court: Judiciary, Municipal Court Operations & Support Services, Downtown Austin Community Court, and Prosecution. Read more about Austin Municipal Court.


Presiding Judge Sherry Statman, female with blond hair

Sherry Statman Presiding Judge

Mary Jane Grubb

Mary Jane Grubb Municipal Court Clerk


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