Municipal Court has jurisdiction over citations (Class C misdemeanors) issued by the City officers. Responsible for:
Collecting court fines, fees and state court costs
Maintaining all records of the court
Preparing warrants of arrest
Setting trial dockets
The mission of the Municipal Court and its personnel is to provide effective and impartial administration of justice, as prescribed by the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure and the Code of Judicial Conduct, with exceptional customer service while building public trust and confidence. The Municipal Court presides over trials for all Class C misdemeanor Penal Code offenses, Health and Safety Code offenses, Alcoholic Beverage code offense, City Ordinance offenses as well as to preside over administrative and civil proceedings, as authorized by state law.
The Municipal Court is a Judicial Branch of city government. This Court and its officers are dedicated to the principles of impartiality, fairness, integrity, separation of powers, and judicial independence. These are the principles to which the Court is committed in its role as the Judicial Branch of our local government.