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Downtown Austin Municipal Court closed today
Thursday, November 30, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano
Yesterday, the city announced that the downtown location of the Austin Municipal Court would be closing “effective immediately” and reopen on Friday. A press release from the city explained, “The Jaime Padron North Substation and the South Substation of the Municipal Court will both remain open. Additionally, the Downtown Austin Community Court will be open. All appearances and dockets at the Downtown Municipal Court for the remainder of today and for tomorrow will be rescheduled. Additionally, any fines, fees, or penalties due today or tomorrow will be extended until Friday. This closure is happening to facilitate emergency building maintenance. During this building closure, the ability to pay fines by phone will be unavailable. However, fines can still be paid online. Find information about a ticket or case and ways to pay fines at the Municipal Court’s website.” A city spokesperson told the Monitor that the city was being “cautious around some ongoing maintenance” and would know more tomorrow, after testing. As a reminder, “normal business hours” on Friday will be new operating hours.
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