- Municipal Court
The Mont Belvieu Municipal Court strives to accurately, efficiently, and professionally handle all violations written within the City limits. Customer service is the number one priority, with an emphasis on providing maximum access to the Court and promoting public confidence in the Court System.
The Mont Belvieu Municipal Court is located at 11607 Eagle Dr. The court can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com. Physical items or documents that need to be submitted to the court may be sent to P.O. Box 1048 Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 or faxed to 281-385-2288.
- The Mont Belvieu Municipal Court does not provide or give legal advice
- Please wait 2 business days before calling the court or coming into the court once you have received a citation
- Anyone under 17 years of age must appear in person before the judge on their court date at 3:00 p.m. and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
- Anyone under 21 years of age, but over 17 years of age, that is charged with an alcohol offense must appear in person before the judge
- A telephone call does not constitute an appearance and continuances are not granted by telephone
- Convictions for moving violations are reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety
- If you do not appear in court or make a payment on or before the court date on your citation, an additional charge of Failure to Appear will be filed against you and a warrant will follow
COURTROOM DRESS CODE
The following will not be allowed in the courtroom:
- Caps, hats, bandanas, or headwear
- Shorts or mini skirts, tanks, midriffs, halter tops, or unreasonable revealing attire
In general, individuals should dress in a manner that reflects the seriousness of the proceedings and shows respect for the court when appearing before the judge. Business attire is suggested.
If you receive a citation within the City of Mont Belvieu, you have several options by which to proceed:
You may pay the fine and court costs for the violation(s) you are charged with in person, by mail (P.O. Box 1048 Mont Belvieu, TX 77580), phone (866.327.1809), or online. Methods of payment are visa, master card, discover, money order, and cash. Please make money orders payable to the City of Mont Belvieu.
You may request a payment plan in person. To qualify, you must appear during business hours to pay 25% of the balance owed. The remaining balance will include a 1-time $15.00 payment plan fee per violation. The remaining total balance will be divided into 3 equal payments due once a month on the same day each month.
DRIVING SAFETY COURSE (DSC)
A defendant charged with a moving traffic violation under the state law may be eligible to take a driving safety course or motorcycle operator training course in order to have a citation dismissed and not appear on the permanent driving record. If a citation is dismissed under this provision, it will not appear as a conviction on the driving record and according to state law, should not affect insurance premiums.
In order to take a driving safety course, a defendant must first have permission from the court to do so. To determine eligibility, a driving safety course must not have been taken 12 months prior to the date of the citation. It is the defendant’s responsibility to determine if he is eligible to take a course. If eligibility is determined, one must:
- Enter a plea of no contest or guilty
- Pay applicable state court costs and administrative fees of $144.00 or $169.00 if the violation is in a school zone
- Present a valid Texas driver’s license
- Present valid insurance with the defendant’s name on the policy
The driving record may be ordered by mail or requested online.
Offenses Not Covered
Not all offenses under the Texas Transportation Code are subject to dismissal upon completion of a driving safety course. A driver will not be eligible to have a charge dismissed by completing a driving safety course if:
- If you are charged with failing to stop and render aid
- The alleged moving violation has occurred in a construction zone with workers present
- The alleged speed is 25 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit
- The alleged violation is passing a school bus while loading or unloading students
- The driver holds a commercial driver’s license
DEFERRED DISPOSITION (PROBATION)
A Defendant charged with a moving violation or Fail To Maintain Financial Responsibility offense may be eligible to request Deferred Disposition in order to have a citation dismissed and not appear on the permanent driving record. If a citation is dismissed under this provision, it will not appear as a conviction on the driving record and according to state law, should not affect insurance premiums.
REQUEST A TRIAL BY JUDGE OR JURY
You may plead Not Guilty by appearing at your court date and time located at the bottom of the citation. A pre-trial appearance on a different date will be required before a trial by judge or jury.