Municipal Court

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Court in the Community Event scheduled for May 21, 2022 at the Altamesa Church of Christ beginning at 9:00 a.m.  For more information click here(PDF, 3MB) . (Spanish version(PDF, 3MB) )

The Fort Worth Municipal Court currently serves the public through virtual dockets and walk-ins!  Click here for more information, or select the chat option or call us at 817-392-6700.  Masks will be optional, but no longer required, for Courtrooms 1, 3, 4, 5 and jurors.  Courtroom 2, all persons will still be required to wear a mask while court is in session. The Fort Worth Municipal Court will continue providing mask for use in the courtrooms.

 

Current Schedule as of January 2022 for Walk-In (unscheduled) Dockets:

In-Person:  MWF, 8:30am-11:30am & 1:30pm-4:30pm

Virtual:  TTh, 9am-11am & 1:30pm-3:30pm

 

For scheduled dockets, select the chat option or call us at 817-392-6700.

Municipal Court Announcements (click dropdown arrow)

Municipal Court Services no longer to provide in-person services at Golden Triangle Library beginning March, 25, 2022.(PDF, 380KB)

 

The A.D. Marshall Public Safety and Courts Building is open to direct physical public access.  If appearing in-person in a courtroom, a face covering/mask is optional, but no longer required, for Courtrooms 1, 3, 4, 5, and jurors.  Courtroom 2, all person will still be required to wear a mask while court is in session.

  • All non-jury court dockets, due dates, and appearance requirements resumed as of Aug. 17, 2020 for Criminal Cases.

Vulnerable Populations: Individuals who are over age 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy are considered to be vulnerable populations. If the above definition describes you, then please be advised that you may contact the court and receive accommodations including on demand options via a personal electronic device.

Phone: 817-392-6700, M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Online Chat:http://fortworthtexas.gov/municipalcourt/

 

 

 
            

Courtroom Dress Code

Fort Worth Municipal Court - Courtroom Dress Code

As a general rule, everyone should think of the courtroom as a formal affair.  You should dress as though you are going to a very important job interview.  As such, the following attire is NOT ALLOWED:

  • Clothing with vulgar, profane, or obscene messages

  • Visible undergarments

  • Tank tops, spaghetti straps, etc. (Shoulders must be covered)

  • Jeans with holes or cut-outs (including slashes)

  • Holes in clothing where skin is visible

  • Bare midriff

  • Shorts

  • Head coverings other than for religious or medical purposes

  

 

The Fort Worth Municipal Court hears cases of city ordinance and code violations, parking and traffic violations, and school attendance violations. 

Virtual Court

The Fort Worth Municipal Court offers an alternative to in-person appearance by providing a Virtual Court option. For individuals that would otherwise appear in walk-in court, Virtual Court allows access to a Judge while affording all parties a safe and structured courtroom appearance.   Please review the e-service, expectations, and requirement in preparation for Virtual Court.
Individuals may gain access to the Virtual Court process by calling 817-392-6700. 

 

           

 

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas works to advance and protect the rights of millions of low-income people in North and West Texas by providing free civil legal help through representation and advocacy that meets our mission of ensuring equal access to justice. 

Click here!

 

Tools for Self-Representation

The public has access to helpful tools for self-representation, as directed under Texas Senate Bill 1911, effective Sept. 1, 2017.

 

 

 

Fine Schedule(s)

Public Notice of Fine Schedule Changes Effective Jan. 1, 2020

As a result of required changes to court costs, fees, and fines mandated during the 2019 Texas Legislative Session the following updated fine schedule(PDF, 919KB) applies.

To view a list of violations and related fine information for Class C criminal offenses filed with the Fort Worth Municipal Court prior to Jan 1, 2020, see below schedules:

Sept. 1, 2019 thru  December 31, 2019 please review the following fine schedule.(PDF, 1MB)

Jan 1, 2014 to August 31, 2019 please review the following fine schedule(PDF, 217KB).

Oct. 1, 2010 to Dec. 31, 2013 please review the following fine schedule(PDF, 480KB)

To determine the fine for a violation prior to Oct. 1, 2010 please contact the Municipal Court.

 

Department Head

William F. Rumuly, Municipal Court Director

William F. Rumuly, Director

William F. Rumuly has an extensive background in local government services with 26 years of experience working in three North Texas municipalities. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M University and holds a Level 2 Court Clerk certification with the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center. He has worked with the City of Fort Worth since 2006, serving as the Clerk of the Court.