Attention: Virtual Hearings will be conducted and In-Person Proceedings will be very limited until further notice. All cases are being scheduled for Zoom appearance hearings. Click here for details.
All Court business can be conducted through any of the following methods: Online, Phone, Fax, or Mail. You may also come in-person during regular business hours of: 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM, Monday-Wednesday and Friday.
Municipal Court processes all fine-only Class C Misdemeanor traffic and ordinance violations written by the City of Helotes Police, Fire, Animal Control, Public Works, and Code Enforcement Departments.
Court personnel are able to assist you with procedural questions, but do not provide legal advice.
Individuals who receive a citation should allow up to five (5) business days before contacting the court.
Health screenings may be required prior to entering the Municipal Court building. If you believe you are sick, or have been exposed to someone who is sick, have flu-like symptoms, a fever, coughing or sneezing, DO NOT APPEAR in person at the court building, contact the court for further instructions.
If you are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, please contact the court at (210) 695-5903 so that arrangements can be made for your case. Please click on this link to read about: Vulnerable/At Risk Individuals.
Courts Role in Local Government
Local Government is separated by three branches of government, just like our State and Federal Government structure. These 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 and its officers represent the Judicial Branch of the City of Helotes 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 this local government.
Mission of Helotes Municipal Court
The Helotes Municipal Court has a mission to serve the citizens of Helotes and the general public in a fair, courteous, and professional manner.
Our mission is met by striving on excellence in customer service and allowing a forum of equal justice for everyone to experience a fair and neutral process in finding a resolution for cases filed with the court. Court personnel must ensure that everyone is heard and provided with accurate information in an impartial and efficient manner while abiding by all applicable guidelines and laws. Information is provided while demonstrating impartiality, professionalism, and integrity to the general public and all individuals who come in to our Court.
By providing exceptional customer service, the City of Helotes Municipal Court helps instill confidence in and respect for the judicial system and the City of Helotes.