Juvenile Court

Defendants under the age of 17 are classified as juveniles in the State of Texas. Juveniles are required to appear in open Court with a parent or a legal guardian, even when legal representation has been obtained.

To assist families, the Court offers a wide range of programs, classes and other community resources.


Please refer to your citation or summons for date & time.

Parent Contributing to Non-Attendance

Cases for adults charged with an offense of Parent Contributing to Non-Attendance are also heard in Juvenile Court. Parents must appear on the date stated in the court summons. 

If you need to reset your cases, parent may request a new date from the Court in person.

Juvenile Appearance

If you received a citation or summons to appear in court and are under 17, you must appear in person and with a parent or legal guardian.

You are expected to dress appropriately when you come to court. A strict dress code is enforced.

Failure to Appear

If you fail to appear for your original appearance date, a warrant may be issued for your arrest if you are over 16. The State may also file an extra charge of Failure to Appear.

Accepted Payment Locations

Payments for Juvenile Related Services accepted at the Municipal Courthouse.