Municipal Court

Municipal CourtAll municipal court transactions and/or appearances will be completed at Bellmead City Hall (3015 Bellmead Drive).


To provide a neutral, courteous, and fair forum for all Class C misdemeanor offenses arising under Texas civil and criminal statutes and city ordinances and providing for the efficient and timely adjudication of court cases.

This Court and its officers are dedicated to the principals of impartiality, fairness, integrity, separation of powers, and judicial independence and is committed in its role as the Judicial Branch of local government.


A phone call does not constitute as an appearance. You will need to appear in person or by mail. You have 10 days to make an appearance before the court regarding the charge(s) filed against you. Failure to respond to your charge(s) within your 10 days may result in an another charge and warrant an extra $50 fee added to your charge(s).

Please note: The court/appearance date is on your citation.

Court staff will set docket dates at least one-time per month for arraignment, juvenile arraignment, indigent, and/or show cause hearings. These dates are set according to the presiding judge's availability. Pre-trial hearings and trial docket dates will be set by court staff as needed and according to the presiding judge's and/or prosecutor's availability. If you are required or request to be set for one of these hearings, you will be notified in writing of the court date and time. Continuance policies will be strictly enforced. Failure to appear will result in additional charges, warrants, and a hold or suspension of your driver's license.

Juveniles & Minors

You are required to appear before the Municipal Court Judge in open court if on the date of the offense:

  • You were under 17 years of age
  • You were under the age of 21 charged with an alcohol offense
  • You were under the age of 18 charged with a tobacco offense


If you wish to enter a plea of not guilty and desire a trial, you may do so in person or by mail, on or before your 10 day appearance date. You may request a trial by judge or jury, and you will be notified by the court when you must appear for pre-trial and any other required procedures.

Request for Deferred Disposition

If you want to request Deferred Disposition, you may do so in our online payment center.  Please note that not all violations are eligible to apply for a deferred disposition online.  If you have a violation that is not eligible for an online deferred disposition, please contact the court for more information.

Weapons and Consent to Search

Pursuant to Section 46.03 of the Texas Penal Code, the possession of any firearm, illegal knife, club, or any prohibited weapon set for the in Section 46.05(a), Texas Penal Code, in the Municipal Court building, any courtroom, or office utilized by the Municipal Court is strictly prohibited. Violations of this law can range up to a Third Degree Felony.

All persons who enter the Municipal Court, any courtroom, or any office utilized by the Municipal Court of the City of Bellmead are subject to search of their person and their belongings. All persons who enter said premises consent to the search of their person and their belongings for prohibited weapons.