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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 »




To provide the people in Corpus Christi with a fair and impartial Court in the adjudication of Municipal Court cases. Municipal Court strives to uphold the integrity and independence of the Judiciary. To preside over and rule on cases in Municipal Court and dispose of all judicial matters promptly, efficiently, and fairly. To magistrate defendants arrested by city police, set bonds, issue warrants and Emergency Protective Orders impartially and diligently.


The Judicial Department

The Judicial Department is comprised of six full-time judges and five part-time judges who oversee the adjudication process in the courtrooms of the Municipal Court. They conduct court arraignments where defendants make their initial pleas. Judges preside over bench trials, jury trials, contempt proceedings, indigent hearings, pre-trials, motion hearings, show cause hearings, animal hearings, property hearings and other court proceedings.
The judges also perform magistrate functions at the Detention Center. The magistrate functions include administering warnings to those arrested, setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, search warrants, and summonses.

The City of Corpus Christi Municipal Court is a Court of Record. Click Here to Learn More About the Jurisdiction of Municipal Court


Contact Information

Corpus Christi Municipal Court

120 N. Chaparral St.

Mon. – Fri.: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Phone (361) 826-2500


It is your responsibility to inform Municipal Court of your current address.

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Gail Loeb, Presiding Judge

Gail Loeb, Presiding Judge

Judge Gail Loeb was appointed to serve as the Presiding Judge for the Municipal Court in February 2015 by Corpus Christi City Council. Prior to joining the Municipal Court, Judge Loeb worked with the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office for over 22 years. During her tenure there she was appointed Felony Chief then First Assistant.

Board Certified in Criminal Law since December 1997, Judge Loeb received her Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. She also earned her Bachelors of Science degree from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York, in accounting and economics.