Municipal Court

The Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the city government.  In addition, the Municipal Court is part of the state judicial system.  Municipal Court hears Class C Misdemeanor criminal cases, including traffic violations, for which the maximum fine upon conviction does not exceed $500.00.
The Court also hears cases involving violations of city ordinances, which may have fines up to $2000.00 for certain offenses.

When you receive a citation, the options you have to resolve your case can vary depending on many different factors including but not limited to: the type of violation, the severity of the violation, the age of the defendant, etc. You must contact the court within 20 days of receiving your citation to discuss your options.  You may appear in person or call.


View the Court Dress Code

Code Docket August 11, 2016
Bench Trials August 15, 2016
Jury Trials August 29, 2016

Walk In Court
August 22, 2016
Must be signed in by 12:00 noon  No exceptions!                                  Court starts at  1:00 p.m. 
DPS's Failure to Appear / Failure to Pay Program

For information on Texas DPS Driver Responsibility visit the Surcharge Online Services Site

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The Lancaster Municipal Court announces an easier way to pay your court or traffic fines on the go. You can now easily make payments with your iPhone, Android or Tablet, as well as your computer. Go to and select ‘Lancaster’ to view your citations and pay.