The City of Natalia Municipal Court is located at 2078 St. Hwy 132 N., Natalia, TX 78059

Phone: 830-663-2926 Fax: 830-663-6408

Court is held on the second Friday of every month from 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. and 1:30p.m.- 4:30p.m.

Municipal Court Judge 
Honorable Richard Loza 

Alternate Municipal Court Judge 
Honorable Jason Cruz

Municipal Court Prosecutor 
Dominic J. Negron

Municipal Court Clerk 
Nikki Bermea  - mailto:court@cityofnatalia.com

Part-time Municipal Court Clerk 
Maria Sanchez

Phone Number: 830-665-2206
Fax Number: 830-663-6408

Court Office Hours: 
Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. 

Court appearances: The law requires you appear in court on your misdemeanor for which the maximum possible punishment is by fine on your case. The law also allows that if a defendant is charged with a method of entering a plea in court, mail, or deliver in person to the court, a please of guilty or nolo contendere and waiver of a jury trial. Our court operates by pretrial process. When the defendant's appears for court they are allowed to speak with the city prosecutor and then decide how they would like to handle their case. 

Driving safety courses: If you are charged with a traffic offense under subtitle c of the transportation code you may ask the court if you qualify to take a defensive driving course. The request for defensive driving must be made in person and the court will require the following at the time of request: 

1. Valid Texas driver's license
2. Valid proof of financial responsibility (insurance)
3. A plea of guilty or no contest
4. Payment of court costs

If you are to take a defensive driving course you will be allowed up to 90-days to complete the course and show proof of completion to the court. You are required to attend a defensive driving course approved by the Texas Education Agency or a motorcycle operator's course approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

You are eligible to take the course if you: 

1. Have not taken a defensive driving course within the past year for a ticket dismissal
2. Are not currently taking the course for another traffic violation
3. Have not committed the offense of speeding 25 mph or more over the speed limit
4. Do not have a commercial driver's license or out of state driver's license. You may not take defensive driving for a certain offenses. You should call the court to see if you qualify. Passing or overtaking a school bus is an example of a violation that will not allow you to take a defensive driving course. 

If you fail to show proof of completing the defensive driving course to the court within 90 days, you will be required to appear for a show cause of hearing. If you fail to appear for the hearing you will be charged with failure to appear and the case will be reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

Deferred Disposition (probation): All requests for probation must be in writing with a plea of guilty or nolo contendere and a waiver of jury trial. You will need to call the court to see if you qualify and for specific instructions before submitting this request. Defendants may not speak with the Judge prior to trial. All defendants are encouraged to call the court office for assistance with their cases. 

Any offense committed in a commercial vehicle or by the holder of a CDL license, must contact the court.

This court is contracted with the Texas Department of Public Safety through their failure to appear system. If you fail to appear in court as required by law for the prosecution of an offense, or if you fail to pay or satisfy a judgment ordering the payment of a fine and costs in the manner ordered by the court, renewal of your driver's license may be denied, and an additional charge will be filed against you.

WHILE COURT IS IN SESSION THERE WILL BE NO SHORTS, NO CHEWING GUM, NO FOOD OR DRINKS PERMITTED.