|The Houston Police Department has a message to those who have ignored numerous warnings and have warrants out for their arrest: Pay your fines or be handcuffed by an officer at your place of business or home and be taken to jail. |
Officers will begin a warrant sweep in neighborhoods and businesses throughout the city and urge anyone with an outstanding warrant to go to any of six Municipal Courts annexes to take care of their business, or take advantage of more convenient options by paying their fines online, over the phone or by postal mail.
“We prefer those individuals with warrants to avoid the embarrassment of an officer coming to their workplace or home to arrest them in front of their coworkers or family members,” said HPD Assistant Chief John Trevino. “Our goal of publicizing this warrant sweep is to avoid having our officers make such arrests and to have those with warrants come forward and clear their names before it’s too late,” he added.
“It is unfortunate that individuals with outstanding citations now face arrest,” said Judge Berta Mejia, director and presiding judge of the Municipal Courts. “The City of Houston Municipal Courts provides various options to individuals to assist them in resolving their delinquent traffic citations, including the recent amnesty period, which just concluded. With the impending Warrant Sweep announced by HPD, I strongly urge anyone with outstanding warrants to come in and resolve their citations instead of facing arrest.”
Director/Chief Clerk Sahira Abdool said Municipal Courts officials have mailed notices to all persons with active warrants pending against them. “We are here to assist individuals with clearing their warrants as quickly as possible,” Abdool said. “It is our priority to ensure that individuals who have cleared their warrants are not subject to arrest, and to support the HPD warrants sweep for those individuals refusing to take care of their business with us.”
For more information about warrants or citations, visit www.houstontx.gov/courts or contact the City of Houston’s Helpline at 3-1-1 or 713-837-0311 if outside the City of Houston.
CITY OF HOUSTON Municipal Courts Administration
Sahira AbdoolDirector, Chief Clerk
1400 LubbockHouston, Texas 77002
Telephone - Dial 3-1-1
City of Houston Municipal Court Locations, Payment Options
MAIN LOCATION HOURS PHONE
* Municipal Courts1400 LubbockHouston, TX 77002 Monday - Saturday 7am to 10pm 713.247.5479
*Day courts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 & 12 - Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
*Night courts: 1, 3, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17 - Monday through Friday, 4 p.m.- 10 p.m.
*Annex court: 99 - Monday through Friday, 8a.m. - 10 p.m.
*Weekend court: 1, 11 and Annex 99 - Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
NOTE: Locations below closed 12 P.M. to 1 P.M.
ANNEX LOCATIONS HOURS PHONE
Acres Homes / North Command Station
9455 West Montgomery Houston, TX 77088
Monday - Friday8am to 5pm 281.405.5319
Clear Lake Sub-Station
2855 Bay Area Boulevard Houston, TX 77058
Thursday8am to 5pm
Kingwood (Municipal Court Annex)
3915 Rustic Woods Kingwood, Texas 77339-5203
Wednesday 8am to 5pm 281.361.6574
* Southeast Command Station(Courts 13 & 14)
8300 Mykawa Houston, TX 77048
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm
* Westside Command Station (Court 18)
3203 South Dairy Ashford Houston, TX 77082-2320
Monday - Friday 8 am to 9pm
PAYMENT OPTIONS:ONLINE - www.texasonline.state.tx.us
BY PHONE - Call 713.837.0311 or 3-1-1 (6am- 10pm)
BY MAIL - Municipal Courts, P.O. Box 4996, Houston, TX 77210-4996
IN PERSON- At any of the six court locations above.
For more information about warrants or citations, visit the website at www.houstontx.gov/courts or contact City's Helpline at 3-1-1 or 713-837-0311 if outside the City of Houston.