Kemah Municipal Court

Important Update

Based on the Office of Court Administration's Guidance for All Court Proceedings During the COVID-19 Pandemic, our Court will be conducting all court hearings remotely.

All cases scheduled for In-Person hearings have been reset for Virtual Hearings.

*Please note that you will need to contact the Court to provide your email address for your scheduled Virtual Court Hearing if you have not already done so.*

COVID-19 Court Operations Information

Virtual Court Information.

To request a Virtual Court Hearing:

Click: Virtual Court Request Form or scan the QR code below:

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Options for handling your citation prior to your due date or scheduled court date can be found here on the Court's website. There are many matters that the court staff can assist you with without the necessity of a court appearance.

YOU HAVE A CONTINUING OBLIGATION TO NOTIFY THE COURT WITH ANY CHANGES TO YOUR MAILING ADDRESS, EMAIL ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR NOTIFICATIONS REGARDING YOUR CASE(S).


Mission

Municipal Court's primary function is to process all Class C Criminal charges filed by the Police Division, Fire Marshals and Code Enforcement Officers alleged to have occurred within the territorial limits of the City of Texas City. These include charges filed under the Texas:

  • Alcoholic Beverage Code
  • City Code of Ordinances
  • Education Code
  • Health and Safety Code
  • Penal Code
  • Transportation Code



NOTICE TO VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

ANY IDIVIDUAL WHO HAS BEEN DEEMED TO BE A VULNERABLE INDIVIDUAL AS DEFINED BELOW SHALL CONTACT THE COURT AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO ANY APPEARANCE DATE AND/OR HEARING DATE AT THE OFFICIAL COURT TELEPHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL ADDRESS LISTED BELOW TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS A VULNERABLE INDIVIDUAL AND DISCUSS ALTERNATE ACCOMODATIONS.

*Vulnerable individuals are those who are age 65 and over 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.

Phone: 281-334-5910

E-Mail: court@kemahtx.gov


THIS COURT OFFERS YOU A "SAFE HARBOR" TO TURN YOURSELF IN ON CLASS C WARRANTS ISSUED BY THIS COURT:

In order to promote justice, ensure due process and the equal treatment of all persons, some of whom may be indigent or facing financial hardships, and to help clear outstanding arrest warrants and capiases, this court has a policy that will not arrest or jail any person who voluntarily surrenders herself/himself to this court on warrants issued by this court, if you make a good faith effort to resolve the case before you are arrested and the warrant is executed. In other words, if you have active Class C misdemeanor warrants issued by this court and you voluntarily come in to the court, YOU WILL NOT BE ARRESTED, THE WARRANT(S) WILL BE RECALLED, AND YOU WILL BE GIVEN A COURT DATE TO SPEAK TO THE JUDGE ABOUT YOUR CASE(S), WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING ARRESTED.