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Municipal Courts Department Announces New Veterans Court

October 9, 2019 -- The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department announces a new service available to all veterans in need of assistance with their City of Houston citations and/or warrants.

As the daughter of a veteran, I know firsthand the sacrifice our service men & women have made for our country.  Veterans Court is designed to provide a stress-free environment and resources for veterans in need of assistance with their citations. In honor of their service, we want to assist our veterans and we urge them to take advantage of this program,” stated the Honorable J. Elaine Marshall, Director and Presiding Judge of the Municipal Courts Department.

Participating in Veterans Court is a simple three step process:

  • Step one - come to any of our six court locations and speak to a Judge and let them know you are a veteran by providing proper identification acknowledging your veteran status.  
  • Step two - once you have proven your veteran status the Judge will reschedule your case for Veterans Court and issue a new court date. 
  • Step three - attend the Veterans Court on the appointed date and time to receive assistance with your citations and/or warrants.

For all court locations and additional information about the City of Houston Municipal Courts Department, please visit our website at, or call the Houston Helpline at 3-1-1 or 713-837-0311, if outside of Houston.