Municipal Court

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.

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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 e-mail municipalcourt@springvalleytx.com.

Presiding Judge



The presiding judge is John J. Klevenhagen III.

Court Sessions



Court is held on Thursday and other dates as posted.

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 Court. Must be in person at the Court Window


Jury Duty



You may be called for jury duty and it runs several hours for the jurors.

Children at Court



Please note that children are not allowed in court.

Driver's Safety Course

  • You may come to the Municipal Court Office in person or Online to request A Driver’s 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, which 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 is now available online, providing if you have not been on probation in the last 12 months.online

Thirty Days Extensions
 
for payment is now available online