Municipal Court

Due to COVID-19, Ovilla Municipal Court will not have in-person Docket Settings. All court appearances will be done virtually via Zoom.

***THERE WILL BE ZOOM COURT HELD ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 AT 6PM***

The Judge will be available on Thursdays from 2pm – 4pm if you would like to handle your citation before the court date.

• If you are using a phone, you must download the zoom app and allow microphone and camera access.

• If you are using a PC, you must have a webcam, microphone, and speakers. (most laptops have this) at https://zoom.us/join.

Once you are ready to conference the Judge, use the meeting number below:

Zoom Meeting ID: 582 661 129


Overview


The Ovilla Municipal Court is a Court of Record and has the responsibility for all Class C complaints and tickets, docketing and processing charges filed by citizens, law enforcement personnel and the City’s animal/code officer.

Collecting fines, answering questions from the public, preparing reports to the state and processing warrants and capias’ are among other responsibilities of the court.

The court is staffed with one full-time court clerk and one judge, who is appointed by the City Council. Scott Kurth is the Presiding Judge for the Ovilla Municipal Court and Jessica Foresman is the Ovilla Court Clerk.
 
Samantha Gowans with Nichols, Jackson, Dillard, Hager & Smith, L. L. P., performs the duties of Prosecuting Attorney on a part-time basis for the city. The court bailiffs are police officers assigned by the Ovilla Police Department.

The Court Docket is heard on the last Thursday of each month beginning at 6:00 pm. Trials are held as needed.