Municipal Court


Due to the developing situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of San Benito Municipal Court will enact the following changes, effective immediately: 

  • All scheduled trials will be reset for a later date.
  • Individuals will be notified by mail.
  • All individuals who wish to appear in Court are urged to contact the court FIRST, to inquire about resolving their matter(s) without having to appear in person.
  • If you believe you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick, please exercise the options listed above to address your citation to avoid appearing in person.
  • For any additional information, you may contact the Court at 956-261-3819

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The Municipal Court is staffed by a licensed attorney and a justice of the peace who serves as judge to hear arraignments as needed. A court administrator, court clerk, and bailiff staff this department.

Municipal Court Judges

  • Judge David Garza
  • Judge Noe Alaniz

Court Sessions

  • Monday 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
  • The judge is only available during these times.

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Christina Sanchez

Contact Us

  1. Christina Sanchez

    Court Administrator
    Phone: 956-361-3804 Ext 241

    Jessica Aguilar

    Court Clerk
    Phone: 956-361-3804 Ext 242

    Modesto Vasquez

    Court Clerk
    Phone: 956-361-3804 Ext 240

    Municipal Court

    San Benito City Hall
    485 North Sam Houston
    San Benito, Texas 78586
    Phone: 956-361-3819
    Fax: 956-361-3818


    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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