2300 Plantation Drive
Conroe, Texas 77303
Monday-Thursday 8am-6 pm
RULES OF DECORUM FOR THE MUNICIPAL COURT OF CONROE, TEXAS
IN ORDER TO SHOW RESPECT, DIGNIFY THE COURT, AND FACILITATE JUSTICE, the following rules of decorum shall be applicable to matters heard in the Municipal Court of Conroe, Texas.
.The Court requires that everyone interacting with court personnel in an official capacity to conduct themselves respectfully
- Address the Judge as “Judge” or “His or Her Honor”/”Your Honor”, or “Yes Sir/Ma’am” or “No Sir/Ma’am” during proceedings.
- No weapons are allowed in the courthouse in accordance with State law.
- Proper attire must be worn for courtroom appearances, e.g. no clothing indicating gang affiliation or showing offensive, vulgar, racist or obscene language is allowed. Underwear must not be exposed. Please remove hats, caps, and sunglasses not required by a prescription etc. before entering the courtroom. An exception is any headwear that is of religious significance.
- All cellular phones and other electronic devices shall be turned off before entering the courtroom. No video or audio recording is allowed within the courtroom.
- No food, drinks, gum, or tobacco products are allowed in the courtroom during court proceedings, including snuff or e-cigarettes.
- Offensive, vulgar, racist, sexist, or obscene language is prohibited. Loud talking, noise, or anything causing a distraction is prohibited.
- Children are welcome in the courtroom but must be quiet or you will be asked to step outside.
- There will be no defacing of court property anywhere within the courthouse. Violators will be prosecuted.
- No one shall approach the bench unless directed to do so by the Judge or having received the Judge’s permission to approach the bench. Persons will not lean on the counter in front of the Judge’s bench.
- Dockets shall begin promptly at the scheduled times. All parties must arrive on time to court proceedings. Late parties will be counted absent.
- All pleas shall be in writing, except those entered in open court. A fine payment will reflect a plea of “No Contest” as allowed by law. Telephone calls DO NOT constitute a court appearance.
- The Judge and/or court bailiff has the authority to alter or add courtroom rules of decorum as they deem necessary.