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Municipal Court

The A.D. Marshall Public Safety and Courts Building is open to direct physical public access effective June 1, 2020, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday-Friday for counter service only. If coming in-person, a face covering/mask is required. Temperature checks and screening questions will be administered before allowing entry.

  • All non-jury court dockets, due dates, and appearance requirements resumed as of Aug. 17, 2020, for Criminal Cases.
  • All hearings, due dates and appearance requirements are suspended until Sept. 15, 2020, for Civil Cases.

Vulnerable Populations: Individuals who are over age 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy are considered to be vulnerable populations. If the above definition describes you, then please be advised that you may contact the court and receive accommodations including on demand options via a personal electronic device.

Phone 817-392-6700, M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Online Chat: http://fortworthtexas.gov/municipalcourt/

Effective May 1, 2020 Southwest Municipal Court has CLOSED. All Court proceedings have been consolidated to the A.D. Marshall Public Safety & Courts Building.
Municipal Court has launched Virtual Courtrooms. Anyone can easily request a Virtual Courtroom appearance by calling 817-392-6700, or by selecting the ‘Let’s Chat’ icon on the court website Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Fort Worth Municipal Court hears cases of city ordinance and code violations, parking and traffic violations and school attendance violations.

Fine Schedules

Public Notice of Fine Schedule Changes Effective Jan. 1, 2020 - As a result of required changes to court costs, fees, and fines, mandated during the 2019 Texas Legislative Session the following updated fine schedule is being posted.

To view a list of violations and related fine information for Class C criminal offenses filed with the Fort Worth Municipal Court prior to Jan 1, 2020, see below schedules:

  • Sept. 1, 2019, thru December 31, 2019, please review the following fine schedule
  • Jan 1, 2014, to August 31, 2019, please review the following fine schedule
  • Oct. 1, 2010, to Dec. 31, 2013, please view the following fine schedule old fine schedule

To determine the fine for a violation prior to Oct. 1, 2010, please contact the Municipal Court.

Help for Self-Represented Litigants

The public has access to helpful tools for self-representation, as directed under Texas Senate Bill 1911, effective Sept. 1, 2017.

Divisions

Contact

  • 817-392-6700 (main)
  • 817-392-6723 (fax)

Director:
William F. Rumuly

To request Municipal Court records, use the Court Records Request form.