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City of Houston Municipal Courts Department Temporarily Closed

February 27, 2020 -- The Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse, located at 1400 Lubbock Street, will be temporarily closed beginning at 2:00PM, Thursday, February 27, 2020, and will reopen at 8:00AM, Friday, February 28, 2020, unless otherwise notified.

Individuals scheduled for court Thursday, February 27, 2020, 2PM - 9PM, must reset their case(s) in person at any of our six court locations beginning at 8:00AM, Friday, February 28, 2020 through 5:00PM, Friday, March 6, 2020.

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 Union (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 28, 2020, unless otherwise notified.

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.