What we do
Changes due to COVID-19
- CLOSURE NOTICE: As of December 23, 2020, all Austin Municipal Court locations will be closed to the public, until further notice, in consideration of Austin Public Health Covid-19 Stage 5 status.
- All individuals are encouraged to call or email the court to take care of their court business.
- Many options are available that do not require a personal appearance.
- All due dates will be extended until February 16th:
- Initial appearance dates (as indicated on citation)
- Payment dates (payment plans, extensions, etc.)
- Deferral dates (driving safety course, other deferrals)
- Community Service
- Class C warrants will be suspended.
The work of the court
The Municipal Court is the judicial branch of local government, the City of Austin. The court commits to administering fair, efficient, and prompt justice. Court services are handled both onsite and online, or by telephone, email, and mail.
The court decides the lowest level criminal offenses in the state of Texas, including traffic, city ordinance, juvenile, and disabled parking.
The court also:
- Processes criminal case appeals
- Collaborates with community court
- Processes citizen complaints
- Presides over bench and jury trials
- Processes parking tickets
- Responds to requests for public information
- Explains options when:
- delinquent cases are sent to the collection agency
- delinquent cases cause a juvenile or minor's driver's license renewal to be denied
- you are accused of a violating class C law in Austin, even if you don't live here
- you can't comply with court orders
Our Youth Services Unit:
- Helps juveniles and their families understand what they need to do to comply with court orders and/or program requirements.
- Provides educational alternative sentencing and deferral options that, if successfully completed, keep a charge off a juvenile’s record.
- Hosts teen court, where all young Austinites can learn hands-on about the justice system.
You can use an online form to request judicial information.
For information about fines, please see the charge codes and fine schedule.
Learn more about Municipal Court's performance and budget.
The mission of the Municipal Court is to serve the public, through trust and accountability, by administering justice fairly and efficiently.
Judge Statman was first appointed to the bench in 2006; she was named presiding judge for the Austin Municipal Court in 2014. Her service includes memberships in the State Bar of Texas' Lawyer Assistance Program Committee, Travis County Women Lawyers' Association, Inns of Court, Austin Young Lawyers Association, and the Texas Municipal Courts Association.
Mary Jane Grubb
Mary Jane Grubb is an East Texas native and has worked in Texas Municipal Courts for almost 25 years with nearly 15 years of court administration and management experience. She joined the City of Austin as the Clerk of the Austin Municipal Court in 2015. She holds a bachelor of science in business administration, is a Level III Certified Municipal Court Clerk, and a member of Texas Court Clerks Association and the Texas Municipal Courts Association.