Municipal Court

Functions & Services


Flower Mound's Municipal Court interprets and adjudicates applicable state laws, and supports the local community by providing efficient and effective services through the promotion of justice.

The court serves the citizens of Flower Mound in an accountable, efficient, and independent manner. In addition to providing fair and equal access to all citizens, the court also strives to facilitate the timely disposition of cases with prompt and courteous service.

Note: The email address can be used for questions. To request or reschedule a court date please click on the link to the left.

COVID-19 Information Regarding Municipal Court Activity


Please refer to the information below regarding Municipal Court activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Brochure


The officer or Town official issuing a citation to a recipient should provide the recipient with a Court-prepared brochure which provides detailed information on how to respond to a citation.

Due Date for Initial Response/Appearance


The original due date on the citation (15 days from the date of citation) remains the due date for the recipient to respond to the citation.

Options for Responding to the Citation

1. Website: On the Municipal Court webpage, a citation recipient can:
  • Enter a plea of guilty and pay the citation on-line; or
  • Ask for a Court date to plead non-guilty, schedule a date for trial, and/or speak with the Judge or the Prosecutor.

2. Window: At the Court's window, a citation recipient can:

  • Enter a plea of guilty and pay the citation;
  • Enter a plea of no-contest and request a driver's safety course (some qualifications must be met) or request deferred disposition.
  • Ask for a Court date to plead not guilty, schedule a date for trial, and/or speak with the Judge or the Prosecutor.

3. Mail: Through the mail a citation recipient can: (must be postmarked on or before deadline to respond):

  • Enter a plea of guilty and pay the citation;
  • Enter a plea of no-contest and request a driver's safety course (some qualifications must be met) or request deferred disposition.
  • Ask for a Court date to plead non-guilty, schedule a date for trial, and/or speak with the Judge or the Prosecutor.

Registration / Driver's License Citations


If a recipient receives a citation for an expired vehicle registration or expired driver's license, the recipient should call the Court for specific information on how and when to correct the defect and pay the fees.

Current Docket Settings for Court Date


All court dockets for the remainder of March and April 2020 are canceled. If a citation recipient is scheduled for a Court date (this is not the same as the date to respond to the citation) the Court will reschedule the recipient's Court date without request from the recipient. The recipient does not need to contact the court. The Court will send the recipient a letter with the recipient's new court date and time.

Additional Dockets

To make-up for the canceled dockets, the Court will schedule additional docket days in May and possibly June 2020.

Modified Dockets

To reduce the number of people in the Courtroom at any time, the Court eliminated the 1-hour and 2-hour dockets and will schedule dockets every 30 minutes. This will allow the court to limit the number of people in the Courtroom at any time to approximately 10 or fewer and Court staff will disinfect the commonly-used areas of the courtroom between each docket.

Additional Closures or Postponements

The current schedule remains subject to change. If additional dockets are canceled or postponed, the Court will extend all deadlines by the number of days the Court is closed.

Continuances

 
Until Friday, May 8, the Court staff is authorized to grant first and second Motions for Continuance without additional consideration by the Judge. All third or more motions for continuance must be submitted to the Judge for determination. This authorization may be terminated or extended at any time by the Town's Presiding Judge.

Minors

Citation recipients under 17 years of age or who have previously received a summons will receive a written notice in the mail at their home address made attention their parent or guardian informing them of their new court date.

Questions


If any person has questions or needs information on the available options, we ask that they call the Court. The Court's telephone number is 972.874.3370 and staff members will be available to assist callers weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.