Texas Municipal Courts Association
Log in

Welcome to the New TMCA Website!

The TMCA Board of Directors would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone visiting our new website.  We hope you find it informative and user friendly.   We could not have done it without you - our valued member.  Your feedback helped with building our new site.  

Please feel free to contact us if you have suggestions about how we can continue to meet the needs and expectations of our membership.  We want our site to be your first stop when navigating everything Municipal Court related.

Texas Municipal Courts Association

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide continuing legal education, leadership, technical assistance and other support programs for municipal court judges and court support personnel, to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all people.

TMCA sponsors and directs the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center.  Through the Education Committee, we provide oversight to assure that quality educational seminars meeting state mandatory education requirements are presented throughout the state of Texas each year.  

We support and co-sponsor the Municipal Court Clerk Certification program along with the Texas Court Clerks Association (TCCA), the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (TMCEC) and Texas State University in San Marcos.

A Message from the President

September 22, 2021

Is your email address up to date?

Our new website allows us to communicate with our members easily and quickly. 

Don't miss out on important messages such as board election notices, legislative news and upcoming events.

If delivery to your inbox persistently fails, email delivery will be automatically disabled. What can you do to ensure you are getting email from TMCA?

  • Make sure your email address is unique from any other member.
  • Make sure we have your correct address.
  • Ask your IT department to add TMCA to your safe senders list.
  • Make sure your membership status is active.
Contact us if you need assistance with your email delivery!

The TMCA Membership Committee is excited to announce that we will begin setting up a table during some of the upcoming TMCEC sponsored education events.  This will be a place for attendees to stop by and learn more about TMCA and member benefits.  

We are looking for seminar attendees to volunteer some of their time working at the table during the seminar.  We need at least 2 volunteers for each shift and one back up.  It's a great way to get involved and network with others.

If you are attending a TMCEC seminar, please consider volunteering some of your time at the TMCA Membership Table.

Sign-up Here!

Member Only Resources

Our new website offers exclusive access to resources for members only.  Simply login to the website and click on the Membership tab, then select Member Resources from the drop down menu.  You must be logged in for the drop down menu to appear.  You'll have access to helpful resources such the TMCA Bylaws, a membership directory and discussion forum. 

The member only resources menu will only be available to active members.  

TMCA Bylaws


We know it's confusing.  We can help!

Each organization plays an important role when it comes to assisting municipal court personnel, but each has its own mission, set of goals and governing board of directors.  

TMCA (Texas Municipal Courts Association) 

  • founded in 1974
  • incorporated as a 501 (c)(4) non-profit organization’s 
  • parent association of TMCEC
  • governed by a board of directors voted on by the membership
  • funded through membership dues
  • membership includes judges, clerks, prosecutors and all other court support personnel
  • local representation is divided into 10 regions
  • membership year is September to August
  • annual meeting (education may be provided)

TMCEC (Texas Municipal Courts Education Center)

  • formed in 1983 by the Texas Municipal Courts Association
  • incorporated as a 501 (3)(c) corporation in 2006
  • funded by the Court of Criminal Appeals appropriated by the Legislature to the Judicial and Court Personnel Training Fund
  • education year is September to August
  • judicial education, technical assistance and resource materials

TCCA (Texas Court Clerks Association)

  • founded in 1972 for municipal court clerks and justice court clerks
  • governed by board of directors elected by the membership
  • funded through membership dues
  • membership is divided into 5 classes
  • local representation divided into 8 chapters 
  • membership year January to December
  • annual conference (education provided)
  • education sponsored by local chapters

TMCF (Texas Municipal Courts Foundation)

  • founded in 2018
  • incorporated as a 501 (3)(c) corporation 
  • governed by a board of directors 
  • provides support for continued education and leadership for Texas municipal judges and court support personnel

Texas Municipal Courts Association

P.O. Box 667546

Houston, Texas 77266


TMCA is a 501 (c)(4) non-profit organization

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software