About the Municipal Court
Municipal Courts are the judicial branch of 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. They also hear cases involving violation of city ordinances, which may have fines up to $2,000 for certain offenses. When you receive a citation, the first thing you will need to do is enter a plea on or before the 20th day after your citation date. Once you announce your intended plea, you may be scheduled for a court date, or you may have the option of disposing of the case without appearing in open court. If your situation allows you to resolve the matter without appearing in open court, you may pay the fine, provide proof for expired violations or insurance matters, or you may be eligible for an alternate sentencing option such as deferred disposition (deferred adjudication), or a driving safety course.
Code/ACO/Fire Pre-Trial Docket
February 8, 2018 1 pm
February 19, 2018 1 pm
Walk In Court is available to those with active warrants.
February 8, 2018
Sign in between 8 am and 12:00 pm
Court will start at 2:00 pm
Must Return to Court by 1:45 pm
February 24, 2018 SATURDAY - 8:00 am to 12 Noon
Must be in the courtroom by 11:30 am
Alternative Options- Financial Hardship
If you are unable to pay a fine and or court costs, there are other options such as a time payment plan or community service to pay your fine. In certain situations in which a person cannot perform community service and is financially unable to pay their fine the Court will hear sworn testimony and look at evidence concerning your financial situation. The Judge can reduce the fine, or eliminate the fine and costs completely, depending on the severity of your financial situation. Community service options have been expanded by the Texas Legislature to include (a) attending work and job skills training; (b) a preparatory class for high school equivalency exam; and (c) service at an educational institution. If you are asking for Community Service you must supply documentation of financial status. Examples are W-2, Unemployment Benefits, TANF, or any subsidy that you have For more information, contact the court at (972) 218-1334.
Parking space at the Court is limited. Additional Parking is available at the Visitor's Center at 103 N Dallas Ave. Parking on the grass or in reserved spaces will result in a citation and/or your vehicle being towed.
Lancaster Municipal Court
Honorable Henry L. Campbell
220 W. Main St.
Lancaster, TX 75146
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm