Municipal Court

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Municipal Court Mission Statement

To impartially administer justice in a fair & efficient manner so that trust & accountability are exemplified to the public we serve.

Municipal Court Vision

The mission of the City of Rockport Municipal Court is to provide a fair and effective process for the citizens who are charged with violations of state law and/or City Ordinances.

Contacts & Locations

Courthouse located: (for municipal court hearings) 

2840 Hwy 35 N with the current county offices in the Harbor Oaks Shopping Center. JP Courtroom is utilizedfor all Municipal court hearings.

Court Office is located at:
402 E. Laurel St.

For general court information & collections information, please call: 361-729-2213 Ext 237 or 239                                

Ways to Enter a Plea or Request a Court Date

To obtain a plea form look for Department, Municipal Court and click on Plea Form.  Complete the Plea form and submit one of the following ways:

Emailcourt@cityofrockport.com or court4@cityofrockport.com

Fax: 361-729-9645

In person:

Rockport Municipal Court - 402 E. Laurel St. Rockport, TX  78382

 Electronic signature:

If you do not have access to a printer or scanner the Clerk can email you a form for an electronic signature.  Call 361-729-2213 ext. 237 for more details.

VERBAL PLEA’S ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

Ways To Handle a Citation

Payment Arraignments

If you cannot afford to pay in full, you may be eligible for a payment plan, deferred, driver’s safety, or community service along with other options but you must contact the Court at 361-790-2213 ext. 237 or 239 to determine eligibility prior to a making a partial payment, or look under Department heading Municipal Court for the forms.

 Pay Online 24/7

After reading the directions below, please click on this link to pay online:

  • Select Municipal Court
  • Citation #, driver’s license # or name
  • Date of birth
  • Click on box and then continue
  • In the payment cart you can change the amount you are paying and then continue
  • If applicable: Select a Plea and then continue
  • If applicable: Agree to Waivers and then continue
  • Enter payment information
  • A copy of the receipt will be emailed to the Court Clerk and the Defendant.  Save a copy for your records.
  • Please wait 24hrs before calling to insure we have recorded and received your payment.

*Please be advised that there will be a $ 2.50 processing fee added to your payment*

Cases are updated immediately upon payment

Payments at the Window - when "Stay at Home" Order has ended

Credit card, debit card, money orders, cashier’s checks are accepted.  CANNOT ACCEPT CASH

402 E. Laurel St

Mail Payment

Send a copy of your citation or note the case/citation number, defendant’s name and cell number with plea and payment to:

Rockport Municipal Court, 402 E. Laurel St., Rockport, TX  78382

Checks, money orders, cashier’s check card are accepted.   DO NOT SEND CASH

Allow up to 7 days for the payment to be applied to the case(s) before the contacting the court.

Drop Box

Payments can be made via cashier’s check or money IN AN ENCLOSED ENVELOPE ADDRESSED TO MUNICIPAL COURT WITH NAME, CITATION NUMBER OR DOCKET NUMBER at the mailbox in the secure drop located @ 402 E. Laurel.  Make payable to City of Rockport.  The Court cannot accept CASH.  Please allow 24 hrs. for clerk to process payment