Municipal Court

gavelMunicipal Court has jurisdiction over citations (Class C misdemeanors) issued by the City officers. Responsible for maintaining all records of the court, setting trial dockets, collecting court fines, fees and state court costs; preparing warrants of arrest and issues subpoenas.

Municipal Court Judge:
Gary Ritchie
Municipal Court Prosecutor: Ken Gordon
Court Clerk: Michelle Goodwin

Deputy Court Clerk: Lisset Caramantin

City Marshal: Jeff James

Court Schedule:
The second Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. Arrive on time. Sign in at the Municipal Court counter. (Contact the court to request an appearance)
Citations: Options are listed on the back of the yellow and green copies of your citation. You may also contact the court for additional options.

Fine Amount: Contact the Municipal Court during regular business hours for fine amounts.
Time Limits: You have 10 days (weekends included) from the date of the citation to contact the Municipal Court. This can be done in person or by mail. A phone call does not constitute an appearance.
Multiple Violations: Please review your citation carefully. There may be more than one violation on one citation. These are separate violations with separate fine amounts.
Method of Payment: Cash, Cashier Check, Money order, Credit Card, and Personal Checks (only on non-warrant fines)

Pay your fines online


Mission Statement: The mission of The City of White Settlement Municipal Court is to serve all citizens in a courteous, efficient and professional manner. The Court is dedicated to principles of fair and impartial justice administered with respect and equality. We are responsible for the prompt, accurate processing of a Class C misdemeanor and collections of fines.


The Judge of this Court is appointed by the City of White Settlement City Council to preserve and uphold the United States Constitution, the Texas Constitution, the ordinances of this city, and the laws of this state.

The three seprate but equal branches of government are the Executive branch (City Adminstrator and all departments including the Police Department). The Legislative branch (The City Council), and the Judical branch. The Municipal Court and its officers represent the Judical branch of The City of White Settlement government.

This Court is committed in its role as the Judicial branch of our community’s local government and its officers are dedicated to the principles of impartiality, fairness, integrity, separation of powers, and judicial inpendence.