Municipal Court

The City of Vidor Municipal Court is located in the rear of the City Hall Municipal Building on North Hwy 105, (Main Street) in Vidor, Texas.

Official Court proceedings are held at the City Hall Municipal Building in the City Council Chambers / Municipal Courtroom.
CONTESTED DOCKET:
PRE-Trial Hearings:
1st & 3rd Tuesday morning of each month at 9:00 a.m.
Jury Trials & Bench Trials:
Set as needed
ARRAIGNMENT (UNCONTESTED DOCKET):
2nd, 4th, & 5th Tuesday of each Month
9:00 a.m.
Wednesday:
9:00 a.m.
Wednesday:
3:00 p.m.
Friday:
9:00 a.m.
Mission Statement: 
Our goal is to provide a professional atmosphere and a neutral, fair, and impartial forum for all Class C misdemeanor offenses arising under Texas state statute and city ordinance filed within the jurisdiction of the Vidor Municipal Court.

 The Judge of this Court is appointed by the Vidor City Council to preserve and uphold the United States Constitution, the Texas Constitution, the ordinances of this city, and the laws of this state. 

 The three separate but equal branches of government are the Executive branch (City administrator and all departments including the Police Department), the Legislative branch (The City Council), and the Judicial branch. The Municipal Court and its officers represent the Judicial branch of the City of Vidor government.

 This Court is committed in its role as the Judicial branch of our community’s local government and its officers are dedicated to the principles of impartiality, fairness, integrity, separation of powers, and judicial independence.
Representing Yourself In Court
It is always best to have a lawyer. The law and court proceedings are complicated, and lawyers have legal training. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and options and help get the best result possible in your case. Sometimes even simple matters can have consequences that you are not aware of or do not understand.

If you are representing yourself in a case, or thinking about doing so, the following links may help you:
Texas Court Help
Texas Law Help

Court Dress Code

Court check in begins 30 minutes prior to the session time. Dress code is strictly enforced. Click the following link for Courtroom dress code and decorum (rules).
Defendants that arrive late or are not dressed appropriately will be rescheduled.


pdf Court Dress Code (22 KB)
pdf Courtroom Rules (63 KB)

Legal Advice

The Municipal Court cannot give legal advice of any nature.

Court personnel are allowed to explain Court proceedings and procedures regarding misdemeanor cases filed in this Court only.

 If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney.