The Municipal Court is committed to providing excellent customer service. The Municipal Court provides knowledgeable, educated staff that serve customers with excellence in their responsibilities of collecting fines, fees, and state costs; filing citations; court scheduling; issuing, tracking, and clearing warrants; maintaining the juror database; updating court records; reporting collections, convictions, and statistical data to appropriate state agencies and city officials while maintaining a high degree of honesty and ethical standards.
Collections & Compliance Section
Facilitates collection efforts
Processes applications for community service and payment plans
Administers the call center
Performs citation entry and prepares complaints
Schedules trials and hearings
Processes judicial orders in the courtroom
Prepares jury notices, subpoenas, etc.
Receives and processes payments and customer requests
Accepts and files motions
Checks-in customers for court
Prepares warrants and notices
Serve subpoenas and warrants
Pursues and arrests those who have failed to appear in Court when notified
Oversees 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
For Municipal Court
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
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Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Hours for Scheduled Hearings: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Extended Hours for Walk-ins:
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Municipal Court - Administration Department Services
The City Marshal heads a team of Deputy Marshals for the City of Corpus Christi.
Search for municipal traffic/criminal cases.
View docket schedule by courtroom.
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 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.