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Downtown Courthouse Temporarily Closes at 6PM, Thursday, February 21

February 21, 2019 -- The Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse, located at 1400 Lubbock Street, will be temporarily closed beginning at 6:00PM, Thursday, February 21, 2019, and will reopen at 8:00AM, Friday, February 22, 2019.

Individuals scheduled for court Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6PM - 9PM, must reset their case(s) in person at any of our six court locations beginning at 8:00AM, Friday, February 22, 2019 through 5:00PM, Friday, March 1, 2019.

The Municipal Courts Department offers several online options that are available as means to resolve court matters. Interested persons may visit to download the form(s) 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 via:

  • Western UnionĀ (code: Ticket Texas); or
  • US Mail (P.O. Box 4996, Houston, Texas 77210-4996).

The Herbert W. Gee Courthouse will resume normal hours of operation at 8:00AM, Friday, February 22, 2019.

A complete listing of all Municipal Courts 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.