Fort Worth Municipal Court ceasing operations at Southwest Court, consolidating to downtown location

May 20,2020

News Article by City of Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Municipal Court has ceased operations at the Southwest Municipal Court after nine years of joint operation at the location.

“For a multitude of reasons, including facility improvements at the downtown location, success of Court in the Community events, declining filings, virtual online service improvements and increased online payment capability, the Municipal Court has made the business decision to consolidate the two full-service locations,” said Interim Court Director William F. Rumuly.

Upon reopening on June 1, all in-person municipal court proceedings, including Teen Court, will take place in the newly-renovated A.D. Marshall Public Safety & Courts Building, 1000 Throckmorton St. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Residents may also handle business before the court via virtual court appearance. or by making online payments.

Municipal Court is poised to open a joint service location at the Golden Triangle Library later this year. The court will serve walk-in customers, including a virtual walk-in court. The court is also exploring the potential to collaborate and co-locate with other city departments in the future to provide access to court services.

“Fort Worth Municipal court will continue to work hard to provide a neutral forum for the resolution of disputes,” said Chief Judge Danny Rodgers. “Our mission of providing justice remains the same.”

To learn more, call 817-392-6700 or visit the court’s webpage.