Municipal Court

***Attention***

The City of Fate Municipal Court has been reopened to the public and is following the normal business hours of 7 AM to 6 PM Monday through Thursday, and 8 AM to 12 PM Friday. The Municipal Court has enforced strict social distancing and sanitation protocols in all public areas. The Court recommends the use of wearing a face mask and only defendants or attorneys with official court business may appear. Please do not bring additional family or friends (unless the defendant is a Juvenile that needs a parent or guardian to accompany him/her).  

In accordance with the Texas Supreme Court’s 12th Emergency Order, all trials, and hearings scheduled up to June 1st, will be reset. Persons with one of these scheduled hearings, trials, or jury service will receive a notice via mail or email with a new date and time of the reset. If you have any questions concerning your case, court date, or other matters, please contact the court staff at 972-771-4601, ext.127 or ext.102 during business hours. 

All individuals are encouraged to review the online services to see what options may be available to resolve your matter(s). Defendants may also send documents or questions to court@cityoffate.com

In all emailed correspondence with the Court please provide:

  •  your name, 
  • address, 
  • citation number,
  • date of birth, 
  • and phone number.

View the Municipal Court Plan for Reopening

In order to take proactive measures in preventing the spread of COVID-19, the following modifications will be made in reference to court operations: 

  • The court will approve all Motions for Continuance submitted in writing. 
  • Certain offenses may be extended to provide proof of remedied defect, past the 20 days due date of citation.
  • Requests for a reset of your court date can also be made via telephone.

Municipal Court Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Friday: 8 a.m. -12 p.m.

* Online payments may be made here.

Mission


To provide a forum for justice to ensure that all citizens served by the City of Fate Municipal Court are treated fairly and equally while following the guidelines provided for due process of law. To properly administer this function, the Court must schedule offenders wishing to be heard by the Judge to appear before the Court, adjudicate the trial, collect the fines and fees from those found guilty, and issue warrants of arrest where the offender has not paid or appeared in the Court.
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User Notice


The Fate Municipal Court has jurisdiction over Class C Misdemeanors and City Ordinance Violations that occur within the corporate city limits and are punishable by fine only. Nothing contained herein is intended to be nor should be construed as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.

The information on this site is compiled and made available as a public service by the Fate Municipal Court. However, neither the Court nor the City of Fate makes any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information herein, and is not responsible for errors or omissions, or for results obtained from the use of this information. Distribution of the information does not constitute such a warranty. Use of the information is the sole responsibility of the user.