What we do
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:
- Initiates 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 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
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. She also provides pro bono help to low-income residents, people in family law, and Social Security disability cases.
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.