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Rhome Council Meeting this Thursday, June 23, 2022, begins with REGULAR SESSION at 6 pm!: See the Event Calendar for Agenda and Agenda Packet.

Rhome Municipal Court

The Honorable Judge Jim Minter serves as Municipal Court Judge.

The mission of the Municipal Court is to ensure compliance with all state and municipal laws and city ordinances while providing quality services, thereby earning the public's respect and confidence.

PAY TICKET ONLINE
CASH PAYMENTS MUST BE EXACT AMOUNT -
THE COURT CLERK CANNOT GIVE CHANGE
Kristi
Kristi Adams, Municipal Court Clerk
Contact Kristi:
817-636-2333

COURT HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
CLOSED FOR LUNCH 12:00 - 1:00 DAILY
Defendants can pay citation online at: https://www.govrec.com/main-page.
A 5% service fee is applied to ALL card transactions.
If you are using a cell phone to pay your citation, please read the requirements to do so.  Accept the cookies, and use the web version.

You may email any questions to the court: municipalcourt@cityofrhome.com
Office hours are: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
Closed for lunch daily 12:00p to 1:00p

     Kristi Adams serves as the Municipal Court Clerk. She has been with the City of Rhome for almost 7 years, bringing with her over 20 years of experience in the criminal justice field. Kristi is known for her smile and friendly customer service, demonstrating patience and respect while explaining the processes and options for resolving your citation. She is married with three grown sons, a daughter in law, two amazing grandsons, two dogs and three cats. Her hobbies are riding her HD motorcycle with her husband and relatives, and camping with her family.
 
 
 
Under our American system of justice, all persons are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty.
 
***  You must submit a written plea either in person or by mail by submitting the ENTIRE original citation back to the court not later than the Appearance Date printed on your citation (20 calendar days from the date of issue of the citation). 
*** Please be aware if you fail to appear either in person or via mail, as provided by law, a warrant may be issued for your arrest and a hold may be placed on your driver license preventing you from renewing until the citation has been resolved in full.
PLEA OPTIONS:

PLEA OF NOT GUILTY -
means that you deny guilt or that you have a defense in your case. You may hire an attorney or you many represent yourself. You are entitled to a jury trial. If you waive a trial by jury, the judge will hear your case. 
 
PLEA OF GUILTY - means that you admit the act is prohibited by law, that you committed the act charged, and that you have no defense or excuse for your act.
 
PLEA OF NO CONTEST - means that you do not contest the State's charge against you. A plea of nolo contendere cannot be used against you in a civil suit.
 
If you choose to Plea Guilty or No Contest, but are unable to pay the fine in full, by deadline, you may submit a written request for payment plan or request an Indigency Hearing.  It is your responsibility to research to see if you qualify for indigent status.  An Indigency Packet will be mailed to you to fill out and mail back to the Court with supporting financial documents for the Judge to review to make an accurate consideration regarding your financial status and ability to pay. An payment plan hearing OR an Indigency hearing will be scheduled in which you are required to appear to discuss possible alternate methods of payments such as community service and/or payment plans.
 
***  COURT HEARINGS - CURRENTLY ALL COURT DOCKETS ARE BEING HELD VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM MEETING (online or by phone)  ***
>>>>  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMMEDIATELY NOTIFYING THE COURT OF ANY PERSONAL MAILING ADDRESS CHANGES.

  • If you entered a plea NOT GUILTY, you will be notified by mail of your court date for a PRE-TRIAL DOCKET.
  • You have the right to hire an attorney to appear on your behalf.
  • Any IN-PERSON Hearings will be held at the Rhome Community Center located at 261 North School Road, Rhome, Texas  76078.
  • Click here for a map.
  • If you need a continuance regarding your Court setting you must submit the request in writing to the Court no later than 48 business hours prior to your setting date and time.  The judge will make a decision whether or not to grant the continuance.  You will be notified in writing of the Judge's decision.  If the continuance is granted, a new setting date and time will be mailed to you at the mailing address on file with the Court.
MINORS (JUVENILES) 16 yrs of age and younger - 
Municipal court has jurisdiction over minors (age 16 or younger) charged with Class C misdemeanor offenses, Public Intoxication (age 17-20), Possess/Consume Alcohol (under age 21), and Possession of Tobacco (under age 18).

ALL MINORS (16 yoa and younger) MUST APPEAR IN COURT WITH THEIR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN
Minors who fail to appear, or who fail to pay their fine as ordered, will be reported to the Department of Public Safety.  You risk a suspension of your driver's license. Minors who do not have a driver's license will not be able to obtain one until their case is resolved.
WARNING: A child and parent/legal guardian required to appear before the court have a legal obligation to provide the court the current address and residence of the child.
 
COURT COSTS AND FINES  (please contact the court for information)  (**NO PERSONAL CHECKS OR COMPANY CHECKS**)
The Court has a 24-hour payment drop box located in the front door of City Hall, 501 North Main St. or mail to PO Box 228 Rhome, Texas  76078.
 
Pay methods:  No personal or company checks!!!
ONLINE/BY PHONE/IN PERSON:    https://www.govrec.com/main-page ( a 5% service fee will be added for all card transactions)
CASH (exact amount required-court cannot make change or accept overpayment)
MONEY ORDER/CASHIER'S CHECK - make payable to "City of Rhome."  (Be sure to sign your payment and write your name, date of birth, citation #)
NOTE:  A $15 time payment fee will be added to the fine amount if not paid in full within 30 days from date of judgment.
 
The Court complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you require special services (sign interpretative services, alternative
audio/visual devices, amanuenses) or if you do not speak or understand English and need an interpreter, please request this 72 hours before
your court date. To make arrangements, call 817-636-2333, or TDD 1-800-RELAY,TX (1-800-735-2989).
 
Carrying a concealed weapon on City premises is illegal.