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Downtown Courthouse Temporarily Closes – Court Services Relocated to Mykawa

September 1, 2016 -- The Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse, located at 1400 Lubbock will be temporarily closed beginning at 11:00PM, Friday, September 2, 2016 thru 7:00AM, Monday, September 5, 2016 to allow for scheduled electrical repairs. The Municipal Court Annex located at 8300 Mykawa, will be open for those wishing to post jail bonds or request other court services.

“When we were notified of the need for these repairs, we specifically chose the holiday weekend so as not to disrupt too many services provided to court customers,” stated Barbara E. Hartle, Director and Presiding Judge of the Municipal Courts Department.

The Municipal Courts Department offers several online options that are available as a means to resolve court matters. Interested persons may visit to download the forms needed to request a trial setting, request the Driving Safety Course (DSC) by mail, or to submit proof of compliance by mail. Payments for fines are accepted online at Payments are also accepted by:

The Gee Courthouse will resume normal hours of operation on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

A complete listing of all Municipal Court locations and operating hours may be found at For other information regarding Houston Municipal Courts, please visit the website at, or call the City's Helpline at 3-1-1 or 713.837.0311, if outside of Houston.