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Shoreacres Municipal Court
601 Shore Acres Blvd.
Shoreacres, TX 77571-7262               


281.471.8955 Fax

Municipal Court Clerk



Office Hours:

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday
8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Fridays

Municipal Court is held on the LAST Thursday of each month.

Shoreacres Municipal Court

The Shoreacres Municipal Court offices and Courtroom are located in the Shoreacres City Hall Building at 601 Shore Acres Blvd. 

Municipal Court is held in the Council Chambers on the first floor of the Shoreacres City Hall, 601 Shore Acres Blvd.  

Municipal Court


The mailing address is:

Shoreacres Municipal Court
601 Shore Acres Blvd.
Shoreacres, TX 77571

Municipal Court Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Failure to Appear Warrant?  A telephone call does not constitute an appearance. Any requests for action on a case has to be made in person before the date you are to appear. Otherwise, you are in danger of receiving a Failure to Appear Warrant.

How can payment be made on my ticket? 

In Person: Personal checks, money orders, cash and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard & Discover) will be accepted at the Court Clerk's Office window located at the address above. A service fee will be applied to credit card payments.

By Mail: Payments by personal check or money order may be made by mailing to the address above. Please do not put cash in the mail. Payments sent by mail must be accompanied by a signed plea form (see back of ticket).

By Telephone: Payments by credit card can be may 24-hour a day by calling 800.444.1187. A service fee will be applied to credit card payments.

By Internet: Payments using a credit card can be may 24-hour a day online. A service fee will be applied to credit card payments. [click here]

What if I need to make payments?  If you desire payments, you will be required to fill out an application at the court clerk's office on or before your court date. If you meet the qualifications, you will be given a payment plan. Please keep in mind that there is a $25.00 fee for each violation put on the payment plan if the fine is not paid within 30-days.

Where is my ticket filed?  Our court only processes cases originated with the City of Shoreacres.

Requirements for Defense Driving Course:  You are eligible to take the course for a moving violation if you have not taken the class in the last 12 months for dismissal of a traffic citation and do not have a commercial license. You will need to furnish a current proof of insurance, Texas Driver's license and pay a $109.00 state and administration fee. You will be given 90 days to complete your course.

What if I have an insurance violation?  You must submit proof of insurance valid for the date you received citation for no proof of insurance. Verification will be required from the insurance company as to the time insurance was purchased. If it proves to be valid, the citation will be dismissed.

Can I have an expired motor vehicle inspection and/or expired registration dismissed?    Upon producing a receipt to the court for either charge, as long as the time expired does NOT exceed 60 days these citations may be dismissed with a $20.00 dismissal fee before defendant's first court date. 

What if I request a trial?  If you enter a plea of not guilty and request a trial, the court will arrange a trial date. You may request either a trial by judge or trial by jury.

Please note that a plea form must accompany any request or disposition for any citation that is received if the fine and costs are mailed in prior to your initial court date. Proper attire and conduct in court is expected and enforced.





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