Court & Detention Services


You have 21 days from when the citation was issued to appear. You may make your appearance online, by mail, by telephone, and in person. Live Chat and email do not satisfy an appearance. If you fail to make your appearance within the 21 days, you are subject to added fines, fees, and possible warrants for your arrest. Civil citations have 31 days to appear. If you are unsure which type of citation you received, you can contact the Court before the 21 days expires to verify.

About the Court


Hours


Hours of Court Windows:


Customer Service Window Operating Hours:  


Monday:               7:30am - 4:30pm


Tuesday:               7:30am - 7:00pm 


Wednesday:          7:30am - 4:30pm


Thursday:             7:30am - 4:30pm 


Friday:                  7:30am - 4:30pm

 

Hours of Walk-In Court (Proof or Plea):


Morning Open Court                                 Afternoon Open Court

 

Monday:       8:30 am – 10:30 am          1:00 pm – 3:30 pm 

 

Tuesday:      8:30 am – 10:30 am          1:00 pm – 3:30 pm & 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

 

Wednesday: 8:30 am – 10:30 am          1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Thursday:     8:30 am – 10:30 am          1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Friday:          8:30 am – 10:30 am          Juveniles Only – 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Walk-in court (proof or plea) is open and accessible to the public as a first come first served docket. Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and court opens at 8:30 a.m. There is a limited number of people that can be scheduled per docket. Once the morning docket is full, you can wait on the 1:00 p.m. docket or come back another day.  Once the afternoon docket is full, you can return another business day to sign up for the walk-in court (proof or plea).


Dates Building Closed or No Court:


Any changes to this list will be posted on the Courts Home page. The Dallas Municipal Court schedule changes on the following dates: 

January 1, 2020

Wednesday

Closed for New Year's Day Holiday

January 20, 2020

Monday

Closed for MLK Jr. Holiday

February 17, 2020

Monday

Closed for President's Day Holiday

March 23, 2020

Monday

No Court / Building is still Open for Business

March 24, 2020

Tuesday

No Court / Building is still Open for Business

March 25, 2020

Wednesday

No Court / Building is still Open for Business

April 10, 2020

Friday

No Court / Building is still Open for Business

April 17, 2020

Friday

No Court / Building is still Open for Business

May 25, 2020

Monday

Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

June 8, 2020

Monday

No Court / Building is still Open for Business

June 9, 2020

Tuesday

No Court / Building is still Open for Business

June 10, 2020

Wednesday

No Court / Building is still Open for Business

July 3, 2020

Friday

Closed for Fourth of July Holiday

September 7, 2020

Monday

Closed for Labor Day Holiday

October 9, 2020

Friday

No Court / Building is still Open for Business

November 24, 2020

Tuesday

No Evening Court

November 25, 2020

Wednesday

No Court / Building is still Open for Business

November 26, 2020

Thursday

Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 27, 2020

Friday

Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

December 22, 2020

Tuesday

No Evening Court

December 23, 2020

Wednesday

No Court / Building is still Open for Business

December 24, 2020

Thursday

No Court / Building is still Open for Business

December 25, 2020

Friday

Closed for Christmas Holiday

December 29, 2020

Tuesday

No Evening Court

December 30, 2020

Wednesday

No Court / Building is still Open for Business

December 31, 2020

Thursday

No Court / Building is still Open for Business

January 1, 2021

Friday

Closed for New Year's Day Holiday