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The Hickory Creek Municipal Court is responsible for the adjudication of Class C misdemeanors punishable by fine only, and town ordinance violations under Article 4.14 (C.C.P) . The Court conducts trials, collects fines, and issues warrants of arrest.

Gayla Martin, Court Clerk Administrator

Rita Woodall, Deputy Court Clerk

General Information

  • Persons receiving traffic violations may be eligible to take a Driving Safety Course and/or Deferred Disposition (probation) to have the charge dismissed. This request must be made in writing ON or BEFORE the appearance date on the citation.
  • Fines may be paid by check, cash, credit card or money order at the municipal court clerk’s office unless the citation is in warrant status, at which time only cash or credit card will be accepted.

Business Hours

  • The Town of Hickory Creek Municipal Court is open
  • Monday – Thursday from 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m  /  Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • We are located at 1075 Ronald Reagan Avenue, Hickory Creek, Texas 75065.
  • Call 940-497-2564 for more information.


West from I-35E on Swisher Road, 2 blocks to second red light. Turn left on Ronald Reagan Avenue. Go straight at the stop sign and Town Hall is 1/2 block on your right.


                                     WINNERS OF THE 2012 AND 2013 MUNICIPAL TRAFFIC SAFETY INITIATIVE AWARD  


 Inspection & Registration-Together At Last

Step One: From March 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016, you may renew your registration if your vehicle has a current, passing inspection.

Step Two: Renew your annual registration by mail, online or in person, and your inspection status will be verified electronically. A passing inspection is required for registration.=

Two Step Tips: Transitioning to One Sticker requires every vehicle’s inspection and registration dates to expire at the same time. In order to do this, during the first year you will be allowed to register your vehicle as long as your vehicle inspection is valid the day you register.

90 Days to Inspect: Beginning March 1, 2016, you will have a convenient 90 day window to complete the Two Steps. In order to register on time, you must have your vehicle inspected within 90 days before your sticker expires.

Inspection Verification: If your vehicle passed inspection but the system is unable to electronically verify it, present your valid, passing vehicle inspection report (VIR) to register. Retain this inspection report.

In can go to for additional information and to calculate your inspection date

Traffic Safety Tips

“Work Zone Awareness”  Expect the Unexpected

              10 Tips for Driving Safely in Work Zones                 

Slow Down   *   Don’t Tailgate “Drive Safe to be Safe”  /  Steer Clear of Cones and Crews

Pay Attention to Posted Signs / Obey Road Crew Flaggers

Stay Alert and minimize Distractions / Be Patient and Stay Calm

Fines…jail time…a Life …….Work Zone Speeding : A Costly Mistake  *  And Please don’t text and drive.!


             Transportation code 521.054 states when moving to a new address or changing your name by marriage or otherwise, a person shall notify the Department of Public Safety not later than the 30th day after the date on which the change takes effect, and apply for a duplicate drivers license.

Transportation code  502.407 states after the fifth working day after the date of expired Registration, a person may not operate a motor vehicle that does not properly display a valid registration insignia issued by the Department of  Motor Vehicles.

Transportation code 502.404 states a vehicle must display two license plates, at the front and rear of the vehicle, that matches the registration insignia issued.


New Residents to the State of Texas:

             Transportation code 521.029 states a new resident of this state may operate a motor vehicle no more than 90 days, if in possession of an active Driver License issued by another state.

TX Administrative Code Title 43, Rule 217.22, states a vehicle brought to Texas from out-of-state must be Registered within 30 days of the date on which the owner establishes residence or secures gainful employment.


Move Over       

When you approach any stopped emergency vehicle with lights flashing, state law requires that you:

  • Vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle or tow truck when driving on a highway with two or more lanes:

Or, if not possible to safely change lanes you must:

  • slow down 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour or more.

Failure to comply could result in a fine of up to $200.


Tips to plan ahead and avoid the risk of impaired driving:

  • Think about your travel arrangements before you go out.
  • If it is not safe to drive, stay the night.
  • Before you go out, nominate someone in your group to take the responsibility to ensure everyone gets home safely.
  • Make sure you always have money to catch a taxi/bus/train home.
  • Always look out for your friends.  You don’t want anything to happen to them.
  • Always make sure that a driver is safe to drive.  If they are not safe to drive, catch a cab  or get a ride with someone who is sober.
  • Have a personal rule that you don’t take drugs and drive—and that you don’t go in a car with a driver who is on drugs or has been drinking.  And always remind your family and friends of how to stay safe.


Department Name Title Contact
Municipal Court Gayla Martin Court Clerk Administrator Email
Municipal Court Rita Woodall Deputy Court Clerk Email