Municipal Court

Judge's Hours
The Municipal Court has original and exclusive jurisdiction over violations of city ordinances within the city limits and has concurrent jurisdiction with justice of the peace courts over Class C misdemeanor criminal cases where the punishment, upon conviction, is by fine only (a maximum of $500). By authorization of the governing body of the city, ordinances relating to fire safety, zoning, public health, and sanitation are subject to a fine only (a maximum of $2,000). This court does not have jurisdiction in most civil cases but does have limited civil jurisdiction in cases that involve owners of dangerous dogs.