Per the Texas Supreme Court’s Emergency Order regarding COVID-19 State of Disaster, Courts are required to use all reasonable efforts to conduct court proceedings remotely; if eligible (i.e., fingerprinting required). As such, Garland Municipal Court now offers Virtual Court hearings for defendants to appear in court remotely; while COVID risks are associated with appearing in person or for those who cannot come into the Court building. Garland’s Virtual Court allows defendant to make an appearance before a Judge via ZOOM; using a computer or wireless device.
Starting April 7, 2021, Garland Municipal Court will no longer conduct hearings via Zoom. All hearings will be held in person.
In compliance with the Open Court Provision of the Texas Constitution, Garland’s virtual hearings will broadcast live via Zoom. Learn more about virtual court procedures.
**VIRTUAL COURT HEARINGS ARE NOT OPTIONAL; FAILURE TO APPEAR WILL HAVE THE SAME CONSEQUENCES AS NOT APPEARING AT AN IN-PERSON COURT PROCEEDING. Failure to appear for the above referenced virtual hearing may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and the denial of issuance or renewal of your driver’s license and/or vehicle registration.
The Garland Municipal Court building will remain open for assistance. Temperature checks will be performed upon entering the Courthouse. Social distancing will be enforced.
Please contact the court at 972-205-2330 for additional information.
The Garland Municipal Court is open to those needing in-person assistance. Online services also are available.
Court personnel are available to assist citizens, defendants and attorneys, as well as to answer questions, take payments, set up payment plans, schedule Court dates, Court proceedings, provide records, assist with filings, etc.
Temperature check will be performed upon entering the building. Facial coverings are required. Masks are available, if needed. Please sanitize your hands frequently.
The Municipal Court serves as the City’s judicial branch of government; as well as a part of the State of Texas judicial system. Garland Municipal Court is a Court of Record which hears Class C Misdemeanor criminal cases, including traffic violations, city ordinance violations and fine only offenses. As an impartial servant in the administration of Justice, the Courts purpose is to hear legal matters, process and retain Court records, collect and track all fines, fees and restitution’s of the Court.