Municipal Court Staff


To provide a forum for justice to ensure that all citizens served by the City of Rockwall Municipal Court are treated fairly and equally while following the guidelines provided for due process of law. To properly administer this function, the Court must schedule offenders wishing to be heard by the Judge to appear before the Court, adjudicate the trial, collect the fines and fees from those found guilty, and issue warrants of arrest where the offender has not paid or appeared in the Court.

The Rockwall Municipal Court is responsible for the adjudication of State and City ordinance violations which are classified as Class C Misdemeanors. The court conducts hearings and trials, collects fines, issues warrants, and reports convictions for offenses which occurred within the City of Rockwall. The following information is furnished to assist you and answer any questions.



The Rockwall City Council first established the Rockwall Municipal Court through Ordinance No. 76-04, enacted on April 5, 1976.  The newly established Court had “jurisdiction within the territorial limits of the City of Rockwall, and all criminal cases arising under the ordinances of said City, and also shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the Justice of The Peace of the precinct in which the City is situated in all criminal cases arising under the criminal laws of the State in which punishment is by fine only and where the maximum of such fine may not exceed Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00).”  The ordinance provided that the Presiding Judge of the Court must hold court at least once a week at the Rockwall City Hall. more...


The City of Rockwall Municipal Court
2860 State Hwy 66
Rockwall, Texas 75087
P: (972) 771-7788 | F: (972) 771-7739

Note: When using a GPS, enter 2860 Williams St. for Directions.


The email for the Municipal Court is MCOURT@ROCKWALL.COM . This email may be used to send a Motion for Continuance, Records Request and Discovery Motions. This email is NOT for pleading your case or communicating with the Judge. The acceptable form for these requests are located on the web site.


Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
The Municipal Court observes the same holidays as other City Offices.




Many fines can be paid online. Payments for the Deferred Disposition that have been approved by the Court may be paid online. If you meet the state qualifications for the Driving Safety Course or Deferred Disposition, you may enter a plea and request those two options by mail, or you may do so in person at the window during business hours.

Cases involving juveniles may not be paid online. Payment may be sent by mail or you may pay in person during business hours after the required court appearance.





The following is posted in compliance with Texas Government Code § 37.003:
Lists of Attorneys Ad Litem, Guardians Ad Litem, Mediators, and Guardians.


All attorneys who are qualified to serve as an attorney ad litem and are registered with the court: None.


All attorneys and other persons who are qualified to serve as a guardian ad litem and are registered with the court: None


All persons who are registered with the court to serve as a mediator: None.


All attorneys and private professional guardians who are qualified to serve as a guardian as defined by Section 1002.012, Estates Code, and are registered with the court: None.

Presiding Judge - Matthew Scott
Associate Judge - Ryan Lee
Court Administrator - Patricia Castaneda  


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Order Vacating Previously Issued Standing Orders
01 - Courtroom Decorum
02 - Fine Schedule
03 - Payment of Fees & Fines
04 - Payment Plans & Extensions
05 - Driver Safety Course
06 - Deferred Disposition for Moving Violations
07 - Deferred Disposition for FMR
08 - Court Settings & Continuances
09 - Pretrial Discovery
10 - Statutory Compliance Dismissals



Where do I find an approved Driving Safety Course?
Driving Safety Courses (DSC), also referred to as “defensive driving,” are provided by private companies and therefore the court cannot recommend any particular DSC.  An internet search for “Approved Driving Safety Courses in Texas” should provide multiple options for you to take a DSC online, or you can search for “Approved Driving Safety Course in Rockwall,” or you can click this link for approved providers (  Before you sign up for a DSC, be sure the course is approved for the dismissal of traffic offenses.  All approved courses will be certified by the Texas Education Agency. For more information about requesting DSC, click here.


What violations may be dismissed upon compliance?
For a list of violations that may be dismissed upon compliance and payment of an administrative fee, click here.


I received a citation for Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (No Insurance) but I had insurance at the time I just did not have the proof. Can I have the citation dismissed?
If you received a citation for Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (No Insurance), but you had insurance at the time of the citation, you may have this citation dismissed for no charge.  To obtain dismissal, you must provide the following information:  (1) proof that the vehicle was covered by insurance at the time of the citation; (2) the beginning and expiration dates of the insurance policy; (3) the policy number; and (4) the name and telephone number of the agent who issued the insurance policy. For more information about obtaining dismissal of this charge, click here.


May someone else come in and pay for my citation?
No, only the defendant or their attorney may make payment at the court without prior appearance before the judge. After judgment has been rendered payment may be made by another person.


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