Municipal Court

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 
Beginning 7/1/2021
the Court will be closed for lunch
from 12 - 1pm.  

THE MUNICIPAL COURT WILL REOPEN FOR IN-PERSON COURT HEARINGS BEGINNING JULY 21, 2021.

The City of Spring Valley Village Municipal Court will be re-opening for in-person hearings beginning Wednesday, July 21, 2021.  Measures are being taken and guidelines are in place to protect our court visitors, including social distancing and the resetting of cases for defendants with specific symptoms. 

All hearing are scheduled and defendants may only appear on their scheduled court dates.  Defendants may come to the court lobby window to handle a citation without making a court appearance prior to the court date on the citation.

ALL JURY TRIALS WILL BE RESET.  INDIVIDUALS AWAITING NEW JURY TRIAL COURT DATES WILL BE CONTACTED WITH A NEW COURT DATE.

If you have questions, please contact the Municipal Court either by phone at (713) 465-0333 or by email to municipalcourt@springvalleytx.com

Responsibilities

The Spring Valley Village Municipal Court has jurisdiction over class C misdemeanors and City Ordinances violations that occur within the corporate city limits and are punishable by fine only.

Nothing contained herein is intended to be nor shall be construed as legal advice and shall not be relied upon as such.  The information on this site is compiled and made available as a public serve by the Spring Valley Village Municipal Court.  However neither the Municipal Court nor the City of Spring Valley Village makes any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information herein, and is not responsible for errors or omissions or for results obtained from use of this information.  Distribution of the information does not constitute such a warranty.  Use of the information is the sole responsibility of the user.

Court Mission


The mission of Municipal Court is to provide a forum for justice to ensure that all citizens served are treated fairly, equally, without regard to race, sex, or religion, and assure them of a fair, impartial and timely disposition of their cases while abiding by all applicable guidelines and laws.

Staff


The City is served by a presiding judge and 4 associate judges, as well as 2 prosecutors. The Court has 2 full-time clerks, and if you have any questions or need any additional information, they can be reached during regular business hours at 713-465-0333 or  you may send an e-mail  to municipalcourt@springvalleytx.com.

Presiding Judge


The presiding judge is John J. Klevenhagen III.

Court Sessions


Court Sessions are normally held on Thursday mornings and as needed.

Court Citations


Each violation being paid must be paid in full. Payments can be made online.
There will be a 5% administrative fee attached to each violation paid by credit card in person at the window. 

Continuances


All resets or continuances must be done no later than 3 days prior to your initial court setting and must be done in person Court.


Jury Duty


Residents of Spring Valley Village may be summoned for jury duty and make take several hours.

Children at Court


Please note that children are not allowed in the court room.

Driving Safety Course
  • You may come to the Municipal Court Office in person or Online to request A Driving Safety Course. online
  • The Defendant must provide the Court with proof of financial responsibility.
  • The Defendant must be currently in possession of a valid Texas driver's license that is not a commercial drivers license.
  • The Defendant must enter a plea of Nolo Contendre to this cause.
  • The Defendant must not have completed a driving safety course within 12 months from the date of issuance of this citation which is the basis of this cause.
  • There must not be presently pending in any court an Order of Deferral granted to the Defendant to take a driving safety course.
Deferred Disposition
Deferred Disposition is now available online, provided that you have not completed a deferred proceeding in the last 12 months.  online

Payment Extension
You have the ability to extend your payment for a period of thirty (30) days. online