Beginning June 16, 2020, the City of Selma will commence in-person municipal court hearings. The Court will comply with the Emergency Orders issued by the Supreme Court of Texas and Court of Criminal Appeals, including conducting in-person proceedings according to the guidance issued by the Office of Court Administration regarding social distancing, maximum group size, and other restrictions and precautions.
The Court will follow the approved CITY OF SELMA-COVID-19 OPERATING PLAN to ensure the health and safety of litigants, attorneys, visitors, court staff, judges, and other individuals entering the building housing the Court. Our staff will implement the following protective measures: Monitoring Judge and Court Staff Health, Flexible Docket Scheduling, Vulnerable Populations Accommodations, Social Distancing, Good Hygiene Practices, COVID-19 Symptom Screening, Mandatory Face Coverings, and Frequent Court Cleaning.
Remote hearings via video conferencing will be encouraged for all defendants, if and when the Court implements this option. The Selma Municipal Court is currently reviewing different platforms for video conferencing.
The next court date is scheduled for June 16, 2020. Individuals who are over the age of 65 will automatically be accommodated pursuant to the Selma Operating Plan; Vulnerable Populations. Individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as those listed in the Selma Operating Plan, will need to request the accommodation during scheduling. Please read the NOTICE TO VUNERABLE POPULATIONS for a list of underlying health conditions._________________________________________________________________________
Municipal Court is held on the third Tuesday of the Month. The Courtroom is located inside City Hall. Please check your citation or click on the docket. Doors open at 7:00 AM for you to start checking in.
You must appear either in person, by mail, or through an attorney. A telephone call does not constitute an appearance.
Please note: The Municipal Court clerks cannot make judgments on any of the cases processed. They also cannot give legal advice or dismiss cases. These are all duties of the judge. The clerks will assist you in any way possible to process paperwork and provide information.
Continuances are not granted by a telephone call. You must either come in person or fax a request to 210-651-9018 for a reset for the next court date. Only one reset may be granted by the court judge.
Please dress in proper attire when appearing in court. Do not wear:
- Halter tops
- Muscle shirts
- Open shirts
Failure to Appear
By signing your citation, you promise to appear in court to answer to the charges brought against you. If you fail to appear in court, a warrant for your arrest will be issued.
For comments or concerns about our court, please contact our court administrator.