Municipal Court & Animal Care Services Closed to the Public During Stay at Home Order

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi’s Municipal Court and Animal Care Services want to let residents know about some changes to daily operations.

These temporary adjustments come in light of the developing situation with COVID-19 and Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales’s Stay at Home Order that went into effect on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

The Municipal Court lobby where individuals can pay Municipal Court citations also will be closed. Individuals can continue to make payments on-line or by mail.


Animal Care Services (ACS) will also be closed to the general public for walk-in business or questions, however they will be accepting phone calls at 361-826-4630.

ACS will be providing the following services with adjustments.


  • ACS will be open for adoptions by appointment only, Monday through Saturday 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Please call 361-826-4630. There will be 60-minutes allowed per appointment.


  • We ask citizens to look at our available animals on the website Pet Harbor ( prior to making an appointment. 


  • Once an animal is ready to go home ACS will contact adopters and schedule time where they will meet in the ACS parking lot to receive their new pet.


FOSTER PROGRAM: ACS will be implementing a new foster program that allows citizens to provide relief for shelter animals. Please call 361-826-4633 or 361-826-4606 to foster an animal in need.

RETURN TO OWNER: ACS is still conducting return to owners. Owners are asked to search and then call 361-826-4630 to set up appointment to come view an animal.

FIELD SERVICES: ACS Officers will continue the following services:

  • Pick-up aggressive animals causing a public safety risk, intake/pick-up of sick and or injured animals
  • Provide CCPD assistance
  • Investigate active cruelty
  • Investigate animals’ bites
  • Investigate serious bodily injury by an animal

Officers will be limiting the pickup of animals in the field to the ones that are truly in need. We will still be doing everything possible to establish ownership of “strays” and return them to their owners.


  • Stray intake (we are not accepting strays; however, we will evaluate on case by case and intake as appropriate)
  • No wildlife drop-off
  • No city registration in front lobby. Citizens, please go to the online page to register animals
  • No owner surrender/drop off unless it is to quarantine for biting animals