Houston-municipal-courtsThe City of Houston Municipal Courts Department (MCD) has expanded their service offerings to the public. Last month, the MCD implemented public notary services at all locations, as well as access toDepartment of Public Safety (DPS) driving records at the Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse. “The implementation of the Public Notary Service at MCD provides Houstonians with another option to consider when notarized documents are needed,” stated Barbara E. Hartle, the Director and Presiding Judge of the MCD.

The public notary service will be available at all court locations during normal operating hours.

Some examples of documents that may require a notarized signature are: formal protests, deeds, registrations, oaths, certificates and depositions. Fees vary between $4 and $6 for basic one-signature notary services. For a complete list of notary services and applicable fees, visit www.houstontx.gov/courts/Notary-DPS-Services.

In addition to the public notary service, DPS Driving Records Service will allow court visitors to access their driving record from a designated computer on site. Once their record is located, individuals will be able to send the document for printing and retrieve it from the cashiers at the Public Services counter. The cost for this service is $4.

The DPS driving record service will be available at the Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse located at 1400 Lubbock St., during normal operating hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Planning is underway to offer this service at all satellite court locations.

For more information about Municipal Court services visit the website at www.houstontx.gov/courts or contact the Houston Helpline at 3-1-1 or 713-837-0311, if outside the City of Houston.