Court Appearances

Appearance Dates


Your appearance date is listed on your citation directly below your electronic signature. This Appear on or Before date is usually 25 calendar days from the date of offense. The Kennedale Municipal Court does not require your appearance before the judge in open court if you are an adult. You have options to dispose of your citation at your convenience at the Municipal Court Clerk's Office, as long as you do so on or before the appearance date listed.


If you have been arrested for a Misdemeanor Class C offense that originated from the Kennedale Municipal Court and have posted an appearance, cash or personal recognizance bond to be released from jail, you should expect to receive your appearance (or court) date by mail. We will notify you in writing to either the last known address we have on file or the address listed on the bond paperwork. If a surety bond is involved in your case (usually a bondsman), they will receive notice of your court date. This mailed notice should be received within 15 calendar days from release. If you have not received your court date by this time, it is your responsibility to contact the court to verify receipt of your bond paperwork. Failing to receive notice is not a valid argument for a missed court date.