Municipal Court

UPDATE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Based on an Order from the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court and upon the directive of Judge Klevenhagen, all March and April 2020 court dates have been reset to May and June.

  • Pretrial from March 26  is reset to May 28, 2020
  • Jury trial from March 30 is reset to May 11, 2020
  • Arraignments and all other hearings from April 2 are reset to May 7, 2020
  • Missed Court, Show Cause, and Indigency Hearings from April 16 are rescheduled to May 21, 2020
  • Bench Trial from April 20 is reset to May 18, 2020
  • Arraignments and all other hearings from April 30 are reset to June 4, 2020

In the event that you were scheduled for one of these Court dates, you will be receiving a reset letter from the Municipal Court Administrator Sharell Grant that will provide specific options for you to use to resolve your case prior to your rescheduled court date.

In the event that you received a jury summons for the March 30, 2020 jury trials, you will receive another jury summons for the new jury trial setting.

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