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Friendswood Municipal Court                                 see map of location
1600 Whitaker Drive
Friendswood, Texas 77546

Contact the Municipal Court by e-mail at
or by phone - 281-996-3252



Court Procedures

Arraignment settings are held every Wednesday at 6:30pm and periodically at 8:30am. Pre-trial hearings and Bench Trials are held on the 2nd Wednesday morning beginning at 8:30am. Jury Trials are scheduled once per quarter on the 5th Wednesday in the evening. 

When a citation is issued, a court date is noted on the citation. You and/or your attorney may appear in person in open court, by mail, or you may make an appearance in person at the court facility. Action must be taken on or before the court date to avoid further charges for failure to appear. When you make your first appearance by mail, the court must receive your plea before your scheduled appearance date.

Juveniles and minors with alcohol charges have a separate set of rules for their appearance.  Please read the specific section on juveniles. 

Your first appearance is to determine your plea. If you plead guilty or no contendere, you must also waive your right to trial. If you plead not guilty, the court will schedule a pre-trial conference. These hearings are scheduled on the second Wednesday of every month. 

Conduct/Dress Code for all Court Appearances

  •     No Weapons                                                                                                                    
  •     No shorts/halter tops/other inappropriate attire
  •     No food, drink, gum 
  •     No cell phones or pagers 
  •     No audio/video recordings 
  •     No newspapers

Penal Code 42.05:        

A person who intentionally prevents, interferes with or disrupts a lawful meeting by physical action or verbal utterance commits a Class B misdemeanor punishable by fine and jail.