Municipal Court

Staff

Judicial Staff

Honorable Judge Sillas   

  

Administrative Staff  

Court Clerk                                                   

Bernadette Zavala, CCCII                                                              

bzavala @brooksidevillage-tx.org


Brookside Village Municipal Court                                    Court is in session the evening of the second Tuesday of every month. 


6243 Brookside Road                                                         

Brookside Village, Texas 77581-2045


281-485-3048  office

281-485-9551  fax



Cases Tried in Municipal Court

Class C Misdemeanor criminal cases, including traffic, city ordinance, etc.

Defendants are punishable by fine only, not jail time.

Appearance

A telephone call or E-mail message does not constitute an appearance. Inability to pay a fine is not an excuse for failure to appear. 

The Municipal Court Clerk is available from Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  The Municipal Court Clerk does not answer legal questions of any nature.  The clerk is allowed to explain court proceedings and procedures only.  If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer.   

Contact the Municipal Court Office regarding any questions you might have about your citation(s) and/or warrant(s).  If you have received a citation, you must appear on or before the date and time on your citation.  Please DO NOT call or come in person the same day that you recieve a citation. Please allow 7 days for processing. 


 If you are unable to pay the amount due at this time with out undue hardship to yourself or your dependants. You should be prepared to explain and document your financial situation to the Municipal Court. 



Consequences of Ignoring citation

  • The court will add another charge for failure to appear.
  • The court will request that the Texas Department of Public Safety deny renewal of your  Texas driver's license. and be assessed additional fees.
  • ​If the court issues a warrant for your arrest, you will be subject to arrest at your home, place of business, or wherever the arresting officer(s) find you and assessed an additional fee.
  • Referral of the unpaid fine to a collection agency and you will be assessed additional fees.

 


Terms and Conditions 


By paying your fine on this website, you understand that
1. No online payments will be accepted for:

request to take DSC for a ticket dismissal
request deferred disposition from the court for a particular case
juvenile casesminors (under the age of 21) charged with an alcohol-related offenseminors (under the age of 18) charged with a tobacco-related offensecases in bond  forfeiture

These cases must be handled in person at the court.

2. With prior approval from the court, you may pay online the court approved monthly payment on  a balance owed, or any special expense fees as per your deferred disposition agreement.

3. By paying your fine before appearing in court,

You have waved your right to a trial by judge or jury
A plea of No Contest and a disposition of Guilty will be entered on your case.
Payments may be posted the following work day; payments can be verified by calling 281.485.3048
Fines and/or warrant payments paid on a Friday, will not post until the following workday.
The Court is not responsible for late payment


If you have trouble using the online payment option, you may pay by mail or pay in person.

To pay by mail, mail a money order made payable to "Brookside Village Municipal Court" to 

Brookside Village Municipal Court
6243 Brookside Road
Brookside Village, TX 77581-2045.  

The clerk uses the postmarked date (stamped by your postal service) to note the payment date.  Do not send cash.  Send only a money order through the mail.  Include the citation/ticket number on the money order.

To pay in person, the defendant must pay in person in cases in which he/she has not yet entered a plea.  The address is:
Brookside Village Municipal Court
6243 Brookside Road
Brookside Village, TX 77581-2045.

MONDAY thru THURSDAY
8:00 AM - 5:00 P.M.
FRIDAY
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Online Payment Portal

Please read Terms and Conditions first.


 NOTICE: Please be advised that a voluntary online payment will result in a conviction and will be reported to Texas Department of Public Safety and forfeits any right to request a Driving Safety Class or Deferred Disposition for possible dismissal of your citation. 


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