Municipal Court


The municipal court is a criminal court having jurisdiction over Class C misdemeanors occurring within the city limits that include traffic citations, parking tickets, disorderly conduct violations, school and truancy violations, as well as state law and city ordinance violations. The prosecutor, usually the city attorney or an assistant, is responsible for investigation and prosecution of all cases in city court and has ultimate responsibility for preparation of all complaints.

Conduct for City Court:

  • Please remain quiet in the courtroom at all times.
  • Do not bring reading materials such as newspapers or magazines in the courtroom.
  • When addressing the Municipal Judge, stand a few feet back from his bench. Do not lean on the bench.
  • Do not bring food or drink in the courtroom.
  • No Smoking in the courtroom.
  • Avoid bringing small children to court. Parents will be asked to leave the courtroom with any children who become a distraction.
  • Remove your hat when entering the courtroom. Dress appropriately and do not wear any type of clothing which may have offensive words, slogans or pictures.
  • Be respectful at all times to all persons in the courtroom.

If you have questions and would like to speak to someone in municipal court, please call (903) 657-6551 ext. 400
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