Municipal Court


Our mission is to provide the citizens with courteous, professional, and impartial assistance within the limitations of the law.

What We Handle

The Brazoria Municipal Court’s primary function is to process all Class C Criminal charges filed by the Police Department, Animal Control, Fire Marshall, and Code Enforcement Officers alleged to have occurred within the territorial limits of the City of Brazoria. Charges include the Texas Transportation Code, Penal Code, Alcoholic Beverage Code, Health and Safety Code, Education Code, and Brazoria Code of Ordinances.


201 South Main St.

Brazoria, TX  77422

Window Hours:  Monday through Thursday  7:30am to 5:00pm
                            Friday 8:00am to 12:00pm

                 CLOSED FOR LUNCH FROM 12:00 TO 12:30PM

 Your court date is on your ticket.  If you need to re-schedule, we can make one courtesy reschedule for the next docket date.


Blue jeans are acceptable, but the following items are prohibited:

 Shorts, Short Skirts, Tank Tops, Tube Tops, Any clothing that exposes the back and or chest area, Swim wear, Sleep wear.

Services to the Community

 Adjudication of Class C Misdemeanors

  • Standing judicial orders for Adult offenses that may allow you to dispose of your case without appearing at an official arraignment
  • Convenient payment options with the acceptance of all major credit cards; use our Pay Location Code 8743, service fee will be applied


The Court may issue an arrest warrant when:
  • You fail to appear
  • You fail to comply with an Order of the Court
  • You fail to make scheduled payments
Arrest Warrants are issued for defendants who received a citation and/or a court date and failed to appear in Court when scheduled or fail to resolve their case prior to their court date.
If you have an Arrest Warrant (not a Capias Pro-Fine), your options are:
  • Plea Guilty or No Contest and pay in full
  • Plea Guilty or No Contest and establish a payment plan
  • Post a Bond (cash bond, surety bond) for your warrant and receive a new court date
  • Surrender yourself to the City of Brazoria Police Department located at:                                 114 E. Texas St.  Brazoria, TX  77422
Capias Pro-Fine Warrants are issued on defendants who received a citation, have been found guilty by the court, and failed to comply with orders of the court.  
If you have a Capias Pro-Fine warrant, your options are:
  • Pay in Full
  • Surrender yourself to the City of Brazoria Police Department located at:                                 114 E. Texas St.  Brazoria, TX  77422
Persons with Warrants are subject to arrest at any time.  The City of Brazoria Police Department is actively looking for you.  To avoid arrest, you must immediately resolve this matter by contacting the Brazoria Municipal Court at 979-798-2165.

Payment options for warrants issued by the City of Brazoria Municipal Court are as follows:

  • Online:  use pay location 8743 answer YES to have you entered a plea
  • Phone:  1-888-604-7888  use pay location 8743 answer YES to have you entered a plea
  • Mail:  Brazoria Municipal Court  201 S Main St., Brazoria, TX  77422
  • In Person:  Brazoria Municipal Court  201 S. Main St., Brazoria, TX  77422
Forms of Payment:  Cash, Money Order, Cashier's Check, or Credit/Debit Card. 

All Arrest Warrants or Affidavits made in support of the warrant are public information

Art. 15.26, C.C.P.
AUTHORITY TO ARREST MUST BE MADE KNOWN.  In executing a warrant of arrest, it shall always be made known to the accused under what authority the arrest is made.  The warrant shall be executed by the arrest of the defendant.  The officer need not have the warrant in his possession at the time of the arrest, provided the warrant was issued under the provisions of this Code, but upon request he shall then inform the defendant of the offense charged and of the fact that a warrant has been issued.  The arrest warrant, and any affidavit presented to the magistrate in support of the issuance of the warrant, is public information, and beginning immediately when the warrant is executed the magistrate's clerk shall make a copy of the warrant and the affidavit available for public inspection in the clerk's office during normal business hours.  A person may request the clerk to provide copies of the warrant and affidavit on payment of the cost of providing the copies.

  1. Citation Guidelines
  2. Juveniles
  3. Docket Re-set
  4. Payment Plans

You may be eligible, if certain conditions are met, for a Driving Safety Course (DSC) or Deferred Disposition (DD).  The following shall apply:

  • You have a valid Texas driver's license (DSC, DD)
  • You have a valid driver's license from another state (DD)
  • You are age 17 or older
  • You were not exceeding the speed limit by more than 24 mph (DSC)
  • If you are aged 17-24 additional conditions shall apply when requesting DD

You may request these deferments in person, by mail or by e-mail on or before your appearance date as stated on your citation..

One of Judge James' many outside activities is performing marriage ceremonies.  If you would like to see about Judge James performing yours just contact the court for details!