Procedures & Fines

The City of Wells court docket is the schedule of the court. Notices will be mailed to the address on file for the defendant. The defendant's names must appear on the docket to go before the judge. 

Contact the court if you have not received your notice to appear before the court. 

It is the defendant's sole responsibility to update their mailing address with the court. 

The court will be open for hearings on the 2nd Thursday of the month starting at 9:00 a.m. (subject to change)

Defendants should appear at the court at least 15 minutes before the hearing time.

Due to limited courtroom seating, only the defendant is allowed in the courtroom during the hearing. This rule doesn't apply to minors (under the age of 18) that must be accompanied by and a parent or guardian. Defendants with an attorney are exempt from this rule. 

Defendants will be expected to adhere to the procedures and protocol of the court at all times, including proper attire. The use of profanity is strictly prohibited in the courtroom and hallway.

All mobile devices must be silenced while in the courtroom. Photography and video recordings are prohibited. No food or drink will be allowed in the courtroom at any time.

No weapons are allowed in the courthouse pursuant to Section 30.06 & 30.07 of the Texas Penal Code.