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Downtown Municipal Court to Reopen Monday, 9/18

September 13, 2017 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department announces that all court services will resume at the Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse (1400 Lubbock, Downtown) on Monday, September 18, 2017. All services, including, judge trials, jury trials, arraignments, bonding, notary and weddings will resume on Monday. All defendants, witnesses and jurors should arrive to court as indicated on their court notices.

Defendants who had court appointments during the court’s closure from August 25, 2017 through Saturday, September 16, 2017, will have until 5.p.m., Friday, September 29, 2017, to come in person to request a reset.

Full Court services will also resume at all five satellite court locations at their normal operating hours. Kingwood and Clear Lake locations will cease operating daily and return to their regular one day a week schedule (Kingwood on Wednesdays and Clear Lake on Thursdays). Verification of one’s court obligation may be found online at or by contacting the Houston Help and Information Line at 3-1-1, or 713.837.0311 if outside of the City of Houston.

Online and mail-in options as indicated on the website remain available.

The temporary closure of the Gee Courthouse was necessary to make repairs after the building received extensive flood damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Repairs to the basement are ongoing.

Deferred Payment and Bond Administration Services previously available on the basement level have been relocated to the first floor.