Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hutto Municipal Court is closed to the public.
Although operations are closed to the public, individuals may still contact the Court by phone and email to get information and handle their cases; many options are available that do not require a personal appearance.
All court dockets are cancelled. Cases that are set on dockets will be rescheduled. Individuals will be notified by text of their new court date.
All due dates will be extended indefinitely until State and County Orders allow the Court to reopen.
- 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 questions or requests for information to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 at email@example.com 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.
If you would like to speak with the Municipal Court Clerk regarding your case without requiring a personal appearance, please call or email the 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.
The Court is responsible for:
- Preparing dockets
- Scheduling trials
- Processing juries
- Recording and collecting fine payments
- Issuing warrants for Violation of Promise to Appear and Failure to Appear
Weapons and 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.
Unacceptable attire includes, but is not limited to:
1. Shorts and cut-offs.
2. Muscle shirts, clothing with offensive, vulgar, racist, sexist, obscene, or suggestive words, slogans, depictions, or pictures, including grotesque creatures.
3. Clothing that is dirty, torn, or ragged.
4. Clothing that is too tight or too short.
1. Be on time.
2. Do not argue with the court.
3. Address the court as "Judge" or "Your Honor".
4. 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.
5. Do not read newspapers, magazines, books, etc. in the courtroom during proceedings.
6. Do not talk at the same time as the court, opposing counsels, or witnesses.
7. 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.
8. Do not enter and depart the courtroom excessively.
9. 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.
10. Do not approach the Judge’s bench without permission. Do not rest arms or hands on the bench.
11. Rise when the Judge enters and remain standing until the Judge or bailiff announces "Be seated" or until the Judge is seated. Rise when the Judge exits the courtroom.
12. No food or drinks are allowed in the courtroom.
13. All personal electronic devices must be turned off before entering the court room.