Kemah Municipal Court

Important Update:

Based on recommendations from the Texas Office of Court Administration, all scheduled court dockets in Kemah Municipal Court scheduled for March 16 through July 31 will be rescheduled to a later date. Clerks are currently working on resetting these dockets and will be notifying individuals of their new date to appear.

All Jury Trials originally scheduled for dates in 2020 will be reset for dates in 2021. 

Payments cannot be made over the phone. You may pay in full or pay your payment plan online at municipalonlinepayments.com/kemahtx

Requests for defensive driving and deferred disposition can be made via U.S.Mail or in person during our regular hours of operation.

Requests for payment arrangements and court dates can be made in person during our regular hours of operation.


Mission:


Our mission is to provide a neutral, courteous, and fair forum for the trial of all Class C misdemeanor offenses arising under Texas civil and criminal statutes and city ordinances. The Court is committed to administering justice in a fair, efficient, and timely manner.
The Court Clerk’s office is responsible for processing the clerical work of the court, setting trial dockets, collecting court fines and fees, maintaining court records, and preforming administrative duties delegated by the Judge.

Goals:


• To handle each case on an individual bases
• To ensure access to justice
• Strive for equality, fairness, and integrity in court operations
• To provide courteous staff to assist the public

Each case that is filed in the Kemah Municipal Court is considered an individual case and is adjudicated in that manner.

Jurisdiction:


The City of Kemah Municipal Court is responsible for the adjudication of all Class C misdemeanor laws established by State Law and City Ordinance within the territorial limits of the City of Kemah.
Operations include conducting bench trials, jury trials, pre-trials, arraignments, hearings for juveniles, and show cause hearings. The court also issues arrest warrants, capias pro fines, subpoenas, summonses, and collects fines and fees.