Welcome to the Municipal Court

About the Court

La Porte Municipal Court strives to provide a neutral, courteous, and fair forum for the trial of all Class C misdemeanor offenses arising under Texas civil and criminal statutes and City Ordinances.

The Municipal Court and its officers represent the judicial branch of the City of La Porte government. The court is dedicated to the principles of impartiality, fairness, and judicial independence.

Court of Record

On October 1, 2012, La Porte Municipal Court became a court of record pursuant to Chapter 30 of the Texas Government Code.

In order to appeal a finding of guilt to County Court, a defendant should have a written record of the trial proceeding sent to the Appellate Court either by a court reporter's transcript or by an agreed statement of facts approved by the City Attorney.

A defendant may request a court recording in writing prior to commencement of trial. If no request for recording is made, it constitutes a waiver of record.

Right to Discovery (CCP 39.14)

A Defendant has the right to request from the state (prosecutor) all documents, items, and information regarding his/her case that is in the possession of the state; and, the state is required to provide the defendant with the documents, items and information requested. A defendant waives the right to discovery when the fine is paid.


Appointments and Fees 


City of Morgan's Point Municipal Court

Effective October 1, 2015, all City of Morgan's Point Municipal Court services are now being processed at the La Porte Municipal Courthouse.  For information about a City of Morgan's Point case please call (281) 842-0415.  To make payments by phone call 1-800-272-9829 and enter Jurisdiction Code: 6953.