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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.
 

Dockets

 
Code/ACO/Fire Pre-Trial Docket
December 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Bench Trials
December 18,, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Walk In Court is available to those with active warrants
November 30th, 2017
Sign in between 8 am and 12:00 pm
Court will start at 1:00 pm
Must Return to Court by 12:45 pm
December 28th, 2017
Sign in between 8 am and 12:00 pm
Court will start at 2:00 pm
Must Return to Court by 1:45 pm

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.  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.

Contact Us

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    Lancaster Municipal Court
    Honorable Henry L. Campbell
    Presiding Judge

    Email
    Ph: 972-218-1334
    Fx: 972-218-8554

    Court Location
    220 W. Main St.
    Lancaster, TX 75146
    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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