Court Appearance and Procedures

Entering an Appearance

After receiving a citation, you will have 20 working days to enter an appearance with the court, either by mail, online, or in person. We offer two different ways to submit your requests for a court appearance:

  1. Submit a Court Date Request online
  2. Mail in a Court Date Request form

Scheduled Court Hearings

The Rollingwood Municipal Court offers scheduled court sessions. Official court proceedings are held at the Rollingwood City Hall in the City Council Chambers on the fourth Monday of every month. You must be scheduled on a specific docket in order to be seen.

If eligible, any motions for a reset need to be filed with the court no later than 3 calendar days prior to your hearing date either by fax, email, mail or in person. Any and all requests for resets need to be supported by documentation filed with your motion for why the reset is needed.

Juveniles - Parents must appear with juvenile

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over juveniles (16 years or younger) charged with Class C misdemeanor offenses. All juveniles are required to appear in open court for all proceedings in their cases. The parent or legal guardian of any juvenile charged in municipal court is REQUIRED to be present in the court with his or her child. Juveniles who fail to appear or who fail to pay their fine will be reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety who will suspend their driver’s license. If they do not have a driver’s license, they will not be able to obtain one until they appear in Court. Contact the court office to verify your appearance date.

The court will automatically mail a hearing notice to the parent or legal guardian which will include the date, time and location of where to appear. The notice will be mailed to the address the violator gave at the time of the stop. Juveniles do not need to request a court hearing. The hearing will always be scheduled for juveniles. Juvenile is defined as someone under the age of 17.

Minors- Alcohol Beverage Code Violations

Any person between 17-20 years of age charged with an alcoholic offense (purchase, attempt to purchase, possession, consumption, misrepresentation of age, public intoxication by minor) is REQUIRED to come before the Judge.