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News Release
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

City of Houston Municipal Court Closure due to Inclement Weather

HOUSTON, Texas – Due to inclement weather, the City of Houston Municipal Courts Department will remain closed on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Normal business hours will resume effective Thursday, January 18, 2018. Individuals who had court settings on Tuesday (1/16) or Wednesday (1/17) will be given the opportunity to reset their case(s).
Resets will be given in person at all City of Houston court locations Thursday, January 18, 2018 through Wednesday, January 24, 2018, until 5 p.m. Please visit the Municipal Courts’ website at for information on all court locations and hours of operation. It is important to note that if an individual fails to reset their case(s) during the reset period (1/18/18 through 1/24/18), an arrest warrant may be issued.
On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, there will be:

  • No Trials (by Judge or Jury). Anyone scheduled for trials on this day must come in person Thursday, January 18, 2018 through Wednesday, January 24, 2018 to receive a new trial date. All trials will resume Thursday, January 18, 2018.
  • No Jury Service. Individuals who are scheduled for jury service will be rescheduled and will be notified by mail of their new date.
  • No Parking Adjudication Hearings. Hearings will resume Thursday, January 18, 2018.
  •  If you have a hearing scheduled, you will be rescheduled and notified by mail of your new hearing date.

For additional announcements and information please call the City of Houston Helpline at 3-1-1, or 713.837.0311 if outside of the City of Houston, or visit the Municipal Courts website at

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