Municipal Court

UPDATE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

All Jury Trial has been Canceled and will be reschedule do to the Supreme Court emergency order.

In the wake of the recent outbreak of COVID-19 the Municipal Court has taken measures to reduce the number of hearings requiring the presence of defendants and to expedite and streamline hearings.  The City of Spring Valley Village Municipal Court will rely heavily on video proceedings. Beginning Thursday, July 9, 2020 and until further order of Court, all hearings will proceed utilizing the Zoom© remote conferencing application. All hearings are subject to the same standards of conduct and attire as an in-person court. To participate in a virtual hearing you will need a smartphone or computer with a webcam and microphone enabled. You will also need to download the Zoom© application before the scheduled hearing. The Municipal Court cannot provide any technical assistance. When joining the virtual hearing, please use your full legal name as your screen name. When you have successfully joined the virtual hearing, you may be placed into a virtual waiting room. You will then be brought into the virtual courtroom.

 (A raíz del reciente brote de COVID-19, la Corte Municipal ha tomado medidas para reducir el número de audiencias que requieren la presencia de acusados ​​y para acelerar y agilizar las audiencias. La Corte Municipal de la Ciudad de Spring Valley Village dependerá en gran medida de los procedimientos de video. A partir del jueves 9 de julio de 2020 y hasta nueva orden de la Corte, todas las audiencias procederán utilizando la aplicación de conferencia remota Zoom ©. Todas las audiencias están sujetas a los mismos estándares de conducta y vestido de una corte en persona. Para participar en una audiencia virtual, necesitará un teléfono inteligente o una computadora con una cámara web y un micrófono habilitado. También deberá descargar la aplicación Zoom © antes de la audiencia programada. La Corte Municipal no puede proporcionar asistencia técnica. Al unirse a la audiencia virtual, favor de usar su nombre legal completo como su nombre de usuario. Cuando se haya unido con éxito a la audiencia virtual, es posible que lo coloquen en una sala de espera virtual. Luego lo llevarán a la sala virtual.)

The City of Spring Valley Village is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

(La Cidudad de Spring Valley Village te invita a una reunión programada de Zoom.)

         

Missed Court & Show Cause Hearings
(
Tribunal perdido & Mostrar causa )

Date (Fecha): Thursday, September 17, 2020 (17 de Septiembre, 2020)

Time (Tiempo): 08:30 a.m.

Join Zoom Meeting Online

 (Unirse a la reunión de Zoom en linea)

https://txcourts.zoom.us/j/96759403235

Join Zoom Meeting By Telephone

(Unirse a la reunión de Zoom por telefono)

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Meeting ID (Reunion ID):

967 5940 3235


***Please sign in with your first and last name, and email any documents to MUNICIPALCOURT@SPRINGVALLEYTX.COM***


Warning: Recording, video/audio taping, photographing or otherwise reproducing, saving or distributing the remote Zoom feeds is strictly prohibited.

(Advertencia: está estrictamente prohibida la grabación, grabación de video / audio, fotografía o reproducción, guardado o distribución de las alimentaciones de Zoom remotas.)


If you have questions, please contact the Municipal Court either by phone at (713) 465-0333 or by email to municipalcourt@springvalleytx.com.

Responsibilities


The Spring Valley Village Municipal Court has jurisdiction over class C misdemeanors and City Ordinances violations that occur within the corporate city limits and are punishable by fine only.

Nothing contained herein is intended to be nor shall be construed as legal advice and shall not be relied upon as such.  The information on this site is compiled and made available as a public serve by the Spring Valley Village Municipal Court.  However neither the Municipal Court nor the City of Spring Valley Village makes any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information herein, and is not responsible for errors or omissions or for results obtained from use of this information.  Distribution of the information does not constitute such a warranty.  Use of the information is the sole responsibility of the user.

Court Mission


The mission of Municipal Court is to provide a forum for justice to ensure that all citizens served are treated fairly, equally, without regard to race, sex, or religion, and assure them of a fair, impartial and timely disposition of their cases while abiding by all applicable guidelines and laws.

Staff


The City is served by a presiding judge and 4 associate judges, as well as 2 prosecutors. The Court has 2 full-time clerks, and if you have any questions or need any additional information, they can be reached during regular business hours at 713-465-0333 or  you may send an e-mail  to municipalcourt@springvalleytx.com.

Presiding Judge


The presiding judge is John J. Klevenhagen III.

Court Sessions


Court Sessions are normally held on Thursday mornings and as needed.

Court Citations


Each violation being paid must be paid in full. Payments can be made online.
There will be a 5% administrative fee attached to each violation paid by credit card in person at the window. 

Continuances


All resets or continuances must be done no later than 3 days prior to your initial court setting and must be done in person.Court.


Jury Duty


Residents of Spring Valley Village may be summoned for jury duty and make take several hours.

Children at Court


Please note that children are not allowed in the court room.

Driver's Safety Course
  • You may come to the Municipal Court Office in person or Online to request A Driver’s Safety Course. online
  • The Defendant must provide the Court with proof of financial responsibility.
  • The Defendant must be currently in possession of a valid Texas driver's license, which is not a commercial drivers license.
  • The Defendant must enter a plea of Nolo Contendre to this cause.
  • The Defendant must not have completed a driving safety course within 12 months from the date of issuance of this citation which is the basis of this cause.
  • There must not be presently pending in any court an Order of Deferral granted to the Defendant to take a driving safety course.
Deferred Disposition
Deferred Disposition is now available online, provided that you have not completed a deferred proceeding in the last 12 months.online

Payment Extension
You have the ability to extend your payment for a period of thirty (30) days. online