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Information Regarding Your Citation
  • When you signed the citation given to you by police, you promised to contact the Court or appear in person by the Court date listed on the citation.  Your signature on the citation is not a guilty plea.  You must appear on your scheduled Court date if you do not enter a plea beforehand.
  • You may be able to resolve your citation without coming to Court.  Go to our "Resolving Your Citation" page to understand all your options.
  • You have a right to appear in Court and contest the charges against you.  You have a right to have a trial in front of a judge or a jury.
  • If you hire an attorney, then he may come to Court and appear in your place. 
  • If you fail to contact the Court and enter a plea prior to your Court date, and if you then fail to appear on your scheduled Court date, a new charge may be filed against you for failing to appear.  A warrant may be issued for your arrest. 
  • It may take up to 10 days for the citation to be processed.  Please allow several days after your violation date before contacting the court.  
  • Juveniles (16 years old or younger) must always appear for their scheduled Court date in person with a legal guardian.
  • All convictions for moving violations are reported to Texas Department of Public Safety Records Division.
  • If making a court appearance, bring the copy of the ticket with you.   
  • You may also be denied renewal of your Texas driver's License.

Payment Options
The court accepts cash, checks, money orders and credit cards (MasterCard and Visa). Credit cards holders need to be present. No payments will be taken over the telephone.
Checks and money orders should be made payable to City of Tomball. Personal checks are not accepted for payment of warrants. Company checks and temporary are not accepted.

You can make an online payment for current citations only through our online payment option at Municipal Online Services.

Requests for a continuance must be made in person, or by an attorney, on or before the Arraignment date. You must fill out and sign a reset form at the clerk’s office before a continuance will be granted. Only one reset will be granted; no resets will be made by telephone.

Resets or continuances for trial by judge or jury need to be filed with the court clerk at least ten days prior to the trial date.

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over juveniles (under age 17) charged with most class C misdemeanors, including traffic offenses. All juveniles are required to appear in court with a parent or guardian in order to enter a plea on the charges. Juveniles may not pay fines prior to appearing before the court.

Persons under the age of 18 years charged with an offense arising under the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code must be appear in court with a parent or guar

Tomball Municipal Court
401 Market St.
Tomball, TX 77375


Monday - Thursday
7:45 am - 5:00 pm

7:45 am - 4:00 pm