Municipal Court

Pay your ticket online

Pay your ticket online


This page is for the City of Horseshoe Bay Municipal Court only.  Verify this court at the bottom of your citation.

Payment Plans must be approved by the court.

Driver’s Safety Course and Deferred Disposition fees must be approved by the court prior to paying online.

Defendants 16 and under must appear in court with a parent or guardian and you do not qualify to pay online.

It is the defendant’s responsibility to make the payment to the right court and for the correct amount. Please pay carefully.

You must have your ticket in your hands to pay online.  A ticket number will be required.  This is also known as a citation number or cause number.

Municipal Court Dates

Court is in session at 4:00 P.M. in via Zoom due to Covid19 on the following dates:

  • January 13, 2021
  • February 10, 2021
  • March 10, 2021
  • April 14, 2021
  • May 12, 2021
  • June 9, 2021
  • July 14, 2021
  • August 11, 2021
  • September 8, 2021
  • October 13, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • December 8, 2021

Receiving a Citation does not mean you will automatically go before the Judge for any of the dates listed.  

If you would like to see the Judge, you must make the request on or before the appearance date listed on your citation so that you may be set on the docket for the next available court date.  For possible alternatives to seeing the Judge, such as driver safety course or payment plans, or if you have any questions about this process, call the Court at 830-598-9975 Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M.

Have You Received a Citation?

Follow These Steps

  • Read the form letter provided by the Officer for valuable information to assist you in making disposition of the charges filed against you.  Click here for a copy of the form letter.
  • Report to the Municipal Court of Record No. 1 located at 1 Community Drive, Horseshoe Bay,TX 78657 on or before the appearance date on the citation.  Phone calls do not constitute an appearance.
  • Call the Court if you have any questions at 830-598-9975.  Again, note - Phone calls do not constitute an appearance as required by your citation.
  • If you are financially unable to pay your fine or court costs fully, in one payment, there are other options, such as time-payment plans and community service hours instead of paying the fine and court costs.  You can set up a time to see the judge and give him sworn testimony regarding your financial situation.  In certain situations of extreme financial hardship, the judge may reduce the fine and court costs or eliminate them completely, depending on the severity of your financial situation.

Mission Statement of the Municipal Court

Our mission is to provide an impartial, unbiased, fair, and respectful forum for the trials of all Class C misdemeanor Penal Code offenses, Health and Safety Code offenses, Alcoholic Beverage Code offenses, City Ordinance offenses, as well as to preside over administrative and civil proceedings, as authorized by state law. Presiding Judge Kevin Madison is appointed by the City Council and is sworn to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Texas, and to uphold the laws of the State of Texas. Besides presiding over criminal and civil proceedings in our municipal court Judge Madison also serves as a State Magistrate with the same powers and duties as County Court and District Court judges to administer Search Warrants, Arrest Warrants, and to set Bail and Bail Conditions on persons charged with criminal offenses, ranging from Class C misdemeanors (traffic violations, public intoxication, etc.) up to Capital Offenses (such as murder of a police officer or murder of a child). As a State Magistrate Judge Madison is also empowered to issue Magistrate's Orders of Emergency Protection (protective orders) to help protect victims of domestic violence and at times may be called on to issue emergency Mental Commitment Orders for persons in a mental health crisis that pose a danger to themselves or others.

Branches of Government

The three separate but equal branches of government are:

  • Executive Branch (City Administrator and all departments)
  • Legislative Branch (City Council)
  • Judicial Branch (Municipal Court)

The Municipal Court is the Judicial Branch of city government. This Court and its officers are dedicated to the principles of impartiality, fairness, integrity, separation of powers, and judicial independence. These are the principles upon which our country was founded and to which the Court is committed in its role as the Judicial Branch of our local government.

Presiding Judge Kevin Madison