The City of Vidor Municipal Court is located in the rear of the City Hall Municipal Building on North Hwy 105, (Main Street) in Vidor, Texas.
Official Court proceedings are held at the City Hall Municipal Building in the City Council Chambers. You MUST be on the official court docket in order to appear before the Judge. If you are unable to appear on the date and time assigned to you on your citation, you may call the Court office at 409-769-7452 to be added to a Court docket for a different date.
Judge Michael Abbott, Presiding Judge
Katrina Smith, Clerk of the Court, Clerk Certification Level II
Carla Flanigan, Deputy Clerk/Juvenile Case Manager
Officer Sam Harris, Warrant Officer/Court Bailiff
Karen Kibodeaux, Part-time Deputy Clerk
Mission Statement: Our goal is to provide a professional atmosphere and a neutral, fair, and impartial forum for all Class C misdemeanor offenses arising under Texas state statute and city ordinance filed within the jurisdiction of the Vidor Municipal Court. The Judge of this Court is appointed by the Vidor City Council to preserve and uphold the United States Constitution, the Texas Constitution, the ordinances of this city, and the laws of this state. The three separate but equal branches of government are the Executive branch (City administrator and all departments including the Police Department), the Legislative branch (The City Council), and the Judicial branch. The Municipal Court and its officers represent the Judicial branch of the City of Vidor government. This Court is committed in its role as the Judicial branch of our community’s local government and its officers are dedicated to the principals of impartiality, fairness, integrity, separation of powers, and judicial independence.
Our mailing address is:
City of Vidor Municipal Court
1330 First Street
Vidor, TX 77662
Telephone number is: 409.769.7452
Fax number is: 409.769.5712
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Municipal Court sessions-Arraignment (as stated above, you MUST have been previously added to the official Court docket in order to appear before the Judge): Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Fridays at 9:00 a.m.
(Beginning January 7, 2014)
Pre-Trial Hearings and Bench Trials: Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. Jury Trials: Set as needed.
Court check in begins 30 minutes prior to the session time. Dress code is strictly enforced. Click the following link for Courtroom dress code and decorum (rules). Dress Code, Courtroom Rules
Defendants that arrive late or are not dressed appropriately will be rescheduled
The Municipal Court cannot give legal advice of any nature. Court personnel are allowed to explain Court proceedings and procedures regarding misdemeanor cases filed in this Court only. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney.
To make a payment online click or call 1-800-444-1187