Municipal Court

Overview

The Municipal Court Division is responsible for the judicial processing of Class C misdemeanors that originate from traffic citations, citizen complaints, code violations, and misdemeanor arrests, occurring within the city limits. Case processing is predetermined by the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure and the Code of Judicial Conduct.

Responsibilities

  • Issuing warrants for Violation of Promise to Appear and Failure to Appear
  • Preparing dockets
  • Processing juries
  • Recording and collecting fine payments
  • Scheduling trials

In Person Dockets 

Until further notice all in person dockets are cancelled. All court cases are being held virtually and will be notified by text or email.

All due dates will be extended indefinitely until State and County Orders allow the Court to reopen.

Additional Changes & Updates

  • Initial appearance dates (as indicated on citation) will receive notice of their new appearance date by text
  • Payment dates (payment plans, extensions, etc.): defendants can mail, pay online or call the office to make their scheduled payments
  • Deferral dates (driving safety course, other deferrals): defendants may call or email the court questions or requests for information
  • Community Service: defendants may contact the office by email or phone
  • Class C warrants will not be suspended or recalled, but the execution of those warrants may be suspended or not enforced by law enforcement agencies
  • All individuals are encouraged to call 512-759-1011 or email the Court in lieu of making personal appearances to take care of their court business
    • The Court is still open for emergency business, so if you feel that you need a hearing or have an emergency issue that must be resolved, you may communicate your request or file applicable motions via mail or email

Weapons & Consent to Search

Pursuant To Section 46.03 of the Texas Penal Code and Judicial Order of the Municipal Court of the City of Hutto, Texas, the possession of any firearm, illegal knife, club, or any prohibited weapon set forth in Section 46.05(a), Texas Penal Code, in the Municipal Court/City Hall Building, any court room, or any office utilized by the Municipal Court is strictly prohibited. A violation of this law is a Third Degree Felony.

All persons who enter the Municipal Court/City Hall Building, any courtroom or any office utilized by the Municipal Court of the City of Hutto are subject to search of their person and their belongings.

All persons who enter said premises consent to the search of their person and their belongings for prohibited weapons.

Municipal Court Attire

Unacceptable attire includes, but is not limited to:

  • Clothing that is dirty, torn, or ragged
  • Clothing that is too tight or too short
  • Hats
  • Muscle shirts, clothing with offensive, vulgar, racist, sexist, obscene, or suggestive words, slogans, depictions, or pictures, including grotesque creatures
  • Shorts and cut-offs

Other Municipal Court Rules

  • Be on time
  • Do not argue with the court
  • Address the court as Judge or Your Honor
  • Address opposing parties, counsel, witnesses, and court officers as Mr., Mrs., Miss, Officer, etc.
    • Do not use first names, except with children 14 years of age or younger
  • Do not read newspapers, magazines, books, etc. in the courtroom during proceedings
  • Do not talk at the same time as the court, opposing counsels, or witnesses
  • Racist, sexist, obscene, or profane language or gestures are prohibited unless it is pertinent to a case and is elicited and quoting from facts in the case
  • Do not enter and depart the courtroom excessively
  • Do nothing to disturb or distract the court, counsels, witnesses, or other court personnel
    • Children must not create a disturbance or be kept out of the courtroom
  • Do not approach the Judge's bench without permission, do not rest arms or hands on the bench
  • Rise when the Judge enters and remain standing until the Judge or bailiff announces to be seated or until the Judge is seated
    • Rise when the Judge exits the courtroom
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the courtroom
  • All personal electronic devices must be turned off before entering the court room