Virtual Court Information

The City of New Braunfels Municipal Court now offers a Virtual Court Appearance option. A Virtual Court Appearance allows defendants to dispose of eligible cases (see the following eligibility requirements) via a video conference with the judge through the use of Zoom either on your computer or wireless device. It is highly recommended to test your equipment prior to your court date. You can do this at: https://zoom.us/test

Eligibility for a Virtual Court Appearance

To prepare for your virtual hearing:

  • Watch the Judge’s video above
  • Submit a Virtual Court request to court@nbtexas.org
  • Include your photo ID with your email and docket or citation number
  • Include your PLEA to the violation(s): Guilty, Not Guilty or No Contest
  • Make sure you have a functioning camera and microphone or your laptop, desktop, tablet, or phone
  • If your case is eligible for a virtual hearing, you will receive further instructions by email from the court

If you do not have internet access or a computer device, you may utilize the courts Virtual Court Center. To make an appointment call (830) 221-4180.

Requirements to Appear via Virtual Court:

  • A device capable of accessing an internet connection (PC, MAC, Smart Phone, Tablet, etc.).
  • A fast and stable internet connection.
  • A webcam attached to your PC or a built-in camera on your device that will allow the Judge to see you during the video conference.
  • A microphone connected or built-in mic that will allow you to talk to the Judge and your device must also have speakers attached or built-in that will allow you to hear what the judge is saying to you.
  • A working email address; you may need to email images or documents for the Judge’s review.
  • You will be required to provide the Court with a working email address and mobile phone number to ensure future successful contact with the Court.

Scheduled Virtual Meeting Information

All cases scheduled for in-person hearings are being reset for remote appearances. The scheduled remote appearances are not optional and neglecting to appear will have the same consequences as not appearing at an in-person proceeding. Alternatively, options for handling a citation prior to a court date, can be found here, on the court’s website.  The court will be sending out more information regarding scheduled remote appearances.  If you do not have the ability to attend a remote proceeding, please contact the court for more information by phone at (830) 221-4180 or court@nbtexas.org 

Virtual Court Meeting Information

Virtual Court Appearances are available weekly, please contact the court for schedule and meeting details.