- Municipal Court
You may appear in person at the Municipal Court Offices (located in the main hall of the Municipal Building (City Hall) at 405 Municipal Drive, Kennedale, Texas 76060), between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have questions about how to handle a citation, call 817-985-2141. City staff cannot, however, provide legal advice.
Payment must be in the form of a credit card (transaction fee applies), cash, cashier's check, or money order. No personal checks will be accepted for payments of warrants. We urge you to contact the court if you are unable to pay the amount owed without undue hardship to yourself or your dependents. You will not be subject to arrest if you have active warrants but are taking steps to resolve them in a civil manner. Our goal is to help you; not put you in jail. You may request a hearing before a judge to consider your ability to pay and request any non-monetary compliance options available to you. You should be prepared to explain and document your financial situation to the court.
2021 Court Dates
Municipal Court is typically held on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
NOTE: The court is actively hearing cases. Please consult the upcoming court docket and ensure that the Court has your best current contact information during normal business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
- 2:00 p.m.: Pre Trials (Pro Se) and Code Compliance
- 2:30 p.m.: Attorney Plea Dockets (includes Revocations)
- 3:30 p.m.: Pro Se (Self-representation)
Note: Trials, Juvenile Cases, or late arrivals will be seen after scheduled Court times.
**COVID-19 ALERT: CASES ARE BEING HANDLED VIA EMAIL OR MAIL. PLEASE KEEP YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION CURRENT. THANK YOU.**
- What are my rights in Municipal Court?
- If I’ve received a citation, what are my options?
- How do I keep this violation from appearing on my driving record?
- How long do I have to take care of my citation?
- There is an appearance date on my citation. Does this mean I am scheduled to see the judge?
- What if I was given a citation by a DPS officer or the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office?
As the local branch of the judicial system, municipal courts come into contact with more defendants than all other Texas courts combined. Therefore, it is our duty to provide fair and impartial justice by promoting the highest standards in customer service, upholding the integrity of the court, and building public trust and confidence.
The information contained in this website is designed to provide information about criminal court proceedings. It is not a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. If you have questions about your best course of action, what plea you should enter, your rights, or the consequence of a conviction for the offense with which you are charged, you should contact an attorney. Neither the clerk, judge, nor prosecutor can give you legal advice.
Arlington Municipal Court
101 S Mesquite Street
Arlington, TX 76010
Forest Hill Municipal Court
3219 California Pkwy E
Forest Hill, TX 76119
Mansfield Municipal Court
1305 E Broad Street
Mansfield, TX 76063
Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office: Precinct 7
1100 E Broad Street – Suite 201
Mansfield, TX 76063