Municipal Court

Mission
The court’s mission is to impartially administer justice in a fair and efficient manner so that trust and accountability are exemplified to the public that we serve. 
The Court Lobby is now an option, with careful screening. Please call ahead for instructions. 

Online Court is available. You may call or email for an appointment.
Watch Temple Municipal Court on YouTube, Tuesday & Thursday at 9 a.m.
Click here: Temple Municipal Court YouTube Channel

ALTERNATIVES TO COMING TO COURT
Many live court proceedings may now be held online via Zoom through computer, tablet, smartphone or in some cases, a regular telephone line.  It is also possible to handle your legal issue with this court through a letter, fax or email. Use this form to convey information about your case: APPEARANCE FORM
Use this form for payment plan requests or when asking for other assistance: FINANCIAL AFFIDAVIT

To schedule a case for an online hearing, please email the court.
PHONE: 254-298-5687    *EMAILcourtonlinehelp@templetx.gov
*FAX:  254-773-4301      *LETTER: 401 N. 3rd St., Temple, TX 76501

*You must call to confirm when you send a letter, email, or fax.  Also, please note that all court dates are deadlines and are required.  If you miss court, you may lose options. 

ADA ASSISTANCE: If you have a disability or need special communication or accommodation need, please tell the court at least 48 hours prior to your court date.

Court Security & Dress Code
  • No weapons of any type are allowed in the courtroom, even if you have a permit. Thie includes pocket/clip/multi-use knives/tools, pointed/sharp items, and any type of pepper spray or taser.  
  • Security Staff has the final say in what is deemed unacceptable.
  • All persons, bags, purses, backpacks, etc. are subject to search. Refusing means denial of entry. 
  • Jokes about weapons or threatens will be taken seriously. 
  • Any act or comment deemed a threat will result in removal from court and charges may be filed. 
  • Only approach the Judge's bench when directed to do so. 
  • Stand at the podium and do not lean on the Judge's bench. 
  • Please remain quiet in the courtroom until you are called upon to speak. 
  • No fashion hats, shirts with text/images that are offensive, racist or cause distracation, baggy pants, dress/skirts/shorts that extend beyond the wearers fingertips while standing. 
Thank you for your assistance & compliance.