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Rhome Municipal Court

KristiRhome Municipal Court is currently holding all court virtually.

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.

The Honorable Judge Jim Minter serves as Municipal Court Judge.


Kristi Adams, Municipal Court Clerk

Kristi Adams serves as the Court Clerk and has served in this
capacity for the past 5 years. She brings over 20 years of experience
in the criminal justice field including service at Tarrant County Child
Protective Services and Tarrant County District Attorney's Office in
the Civil Division. She also has experience working on the criminal
defense side in a local Criminal Defense Attorney office.  Kristi is known
for her smile and friendly service, demonstrating patience and respect
while explaining the process and various options. She has been married
with three grown children, two dogs, three cats and two amazing grandkids.

Contact Kristi:
817-636-2333

COURT HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

Pay a Ticket Online


COURT APPEARANCES AND PLEAS
If you were issued a citation, you must make an appearance to enter your plea in person or by mail within 20 calendar days of the date of the violation.  A written plea is required.
 
A TELEPHONE CALL DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN APPEARANCE!
 
**READ THE BOTTOM OF THE CITATION CAREFULLY REGARDING PLEA OPTIONS.** 
Please consider each plea before making a decision.
 
If you do not have the original citation, please contact the Court within 20 days from the date of violation.  Otherwise please mail original citation with your plea option clearly marked, along with your correct mailing address, to PO Box 228, Rhome, TX 76078.
 
Under our American system of justice, 
all persons are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty.
 
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.
 
Please be aware if you fail to appear either in person or via mail as provided by law, a warrant may be issued, and you may not be permitted to renew your driver license or register your vehicle in this state.
 
If you choose to Plea Guilty or No Contest, but are unable to pay the fine in full, by deadline, you may submit an Indigency Packet to the Court and provide supporting financial documents for the Judge to review to make an accurate consideration regarding your financial status and ability to  pay.  An Indigency hearing will be scheduled, in which you are required to appear in person to discuss possible alternate methods of payments such as community service and/or payment plans.
 
 
 
COURT HEARINGS
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 Plea Hearing.
  • You must appear in person at the Plea Hearing, unless you hire an attorney to appear on your behalf.
  • All Court Hearings are held at the Rhome Community Center 261 North School Road, please click here for a map.  
  • You are required to appear 15 minutes prior to your Court setting for check-in.
 
If you need a continuance regarding your Court setting you must submit the request in writing to the Court no later than 72 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)
Municipal court has jurisdiction over minors (age 17 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 MUST APPEAR IN OPEN COURT WITH THEIR PARENT for all court proceedings in their case. Minors who fail to appear or who fail to pay their fine will be reported to the Department of Public Safety who will suspend their 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 required to appear before the court have an obligation to provide the court the current address and residence of the child.
 
COURT COSTS AND FINES  (for amounts of your violation, if they are not listed below, please contact the court for information)
 
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.
 
You may pay online with credit/debit card, or by cash, cashier check, or money order made payable to "The City of Rhome."  You must include your name and citation number with your payment.
 
NOTE:  A $25 late fee will be added to the fine amount if not paid in full within 30 days from date of judgment.
 
**** NO PERSONAL CHECKS ****
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.