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Port Neches Municipal Court
1201 Merriman Street
Port Neches, Texas 77651
Phone:  (409) 722-1438
Fax:        (409) 721-9643
  • HOURS OF OPERATION (excluding holidays): Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM 
    Window payments are processed from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM 

  • A phone call does not constitute an appearance. You must appear in person, or submit a request in writing within 10 business days of your citation. 

  • Court is held on Wednesdays at 3:30 PM 
    If you would like to schedule a Court date, see the Court Clerk in person or contact the Court by email within 10 business days of your citation. 

  • Court cases that require an appearance in open Court are:
    • Cases that are related to a Juvenile (under the age of 17)
    • Assault Family Violence
    • Theft (under $100. 00) and
    • Minor in Possession offenses
  • It is illegal and improper for the Municipal Court Judge to speak with anyone over the phone or outside of open court regarding a matter pending before the Municipal Court.
  • The Municipal Court does not answer any legal questions of any nature. The court personnel are only allowed to explain court proceedings and procedures. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney.
  • If you feel you are not guilty of the violation, you or your attorney may enter a not guilty plea and request a trial before the Judge or before a jury. You will initially be set for a Pre-Trial hearing with the prosecutor. 
    If you are represented by an attorney, the attorney must provide the Court with a Letter of Representation within ten business days of the violation date.
 Courtroom Rules

Pursuant to the authority of Art. 45.203(b) of the Texas Code of Criminal Regulations:
  • All Persons appearing for court must be present at the time specified by the Court or a failure to appear may be rendered on the late party.
  • Court check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the time indicated on your notice.
  • All persons shall dress appropriately for all Court proceedings
    • No cut off shorts and/or shirts with midriff showing
    • No shirts with reference to drug paraphernalia or vulgar language
  • All persons shall follow the courtroom rules below:
    • No Cellphones, or recording devices in the court room
    • No food, beverages, or gum allowed in the court room
    • No smoking, vapes, and/or tobacco products allowed
    • No loud talking during the court session
    • No hats

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