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ATTENTION: The City of Corpus Christi Municipal Court is now open to the public for payments and customer service only. The temporary hours of operation are 8:00 am to 12:00 pm / 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. The Municipal Court encourages all members of the public to resolve their case online, by email, mail or by phone without appearing in person.

Due to the building’s limited space, and to protect the health and safety of court staff and members of the public, if you are appearing in person you must:

  • Wear a facial cover,
  • Have your temperature taken,
  • Maintain social distancing,
  • Observe all COVID-19 signs,

Anyone having a temperature of 100°F or higher will be denied entry to the building and asked to resolve their case using other available methods.  

Learn more about Municipal Court changes »*
*Updated June 16, 2020

Municipal Court Video-Conference Hearings
Municipal Court hearings are open to the public. We are conducting all our hearings via Webex. Below is the information needed to view the hearings:

  • When: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m., and Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: In YouTube.
  • How: In YouTube, search for Corpus Christi Municipal Court and the current date (example 05.19.20).
    • NOTE: Some hearings will be scheduled at different dates and times from those noted and will be posted on this website individually.
    • NOTE: All recordings of any hearings are strictly prohibited.  

Ordinance Remote Proceedings
If you are scheduled to a video conference hearing and your case is an animal or property ordinance violation, you MUST have access to a computer to join the Webex meeting. If you do not have access to a computer contact the Court at 361-826-2500 or no later than 72 hours prior to your hearing.

Instructions on Videoconference Remote Proceedings »


Mission & Goal

The Municipal Court is committed to providing excellent customer service. Our knowledgeable, educated staff serves customers with excellence in their responsibilities while maintaining a high degree of honesty and ethical standards. 

Administration Services

Collections & Compliance Section

  • Facilitates collection efforts of fines, fees and state costs
  • Seeks compliance in reporting collections, convictions, and statistical data to appropriate state agencies
  • Processes applications for community service and payment plans
  • Administers the Court Call Center

Courtroom Support

  • Performs citation entry and prepares complaints
  • Schedules trials and hearings
  • Processes judicial orders in the courtroom
  • Prepares jury notices, subpoenas, etc.
  • Updates and maintains the juror database and Court records

Financial Section

  • Receives and processes payments and customer requests
  • Accepts and files motions
  • Checks-in customers for Court

City Marshals

  • Prepare, issue warrants and notices
  • Serve subpoenas and warrants
  • Pursue and arrest those who have failed to appear in Court as notified
  • Oversee security services, providing a safe environment for the Judges and the City Court staff

Magistration & Detention Center

  • Magistrate services and processing those arrested by the police, until released or transported to the county jail.

Contact Information

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Address:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      120 N. Chaparral, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Inside the main Police Department building,
on the first and second floors,
at the corner of Chaparral St. and John Sartain St.
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Free Parking:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Coopers Alley Parking Lot - View Parking Lot »

Municipal Court:
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
(361) 826-2500

Juvenile Court:
Hours for Scheduled Hearings: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hours for Walk-ins:
Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(361) 826-2510

Municipal Court - Administration Department Services

Corpus Christi City Marshal’s Office

The City Marshal heads a team of Deputy Marshals for the City of Corpus Christi.

Court Case Search

Search for municipal traffic/criminal cases.

Court Dockets Search

View docket schedule by courtroom.

Magistration and Detention Center

The City of Corpus Christi’s Magistration and Detention Center is located on the first floor of the Wilson Plaza at Leopard Street and N. Upper Broadway Street.

Request Municipal Court Services by Email

Individuals can now request a driving safety course and deferred disposition to keep traffic violations off a driving record, respond to juror notifications for the City, or request a payment plan by email.

Gilbert Hernandez, Director Municipal Court Services

Gilbert Hernandez, Director Municipal Court Services

Gilbert Hernandez was appointed as the Municipal Court Services Director for the City of Corpus Christi, Texas on July 11, 2016. His work history includes two years as the Court Administrator for the City of McKinney, and 15 years for the City of Fort Worth Municipal Court.

Mr. Hernandez was born in El Paso, Texas. He attended Western New Mexico University where he studied music. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix and a Masters in Management from Texas Wesleyan University.