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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.


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Lancaster Municipal Court and more than 300 other jurisdictions across Texas will combine efforts to host the 2015 Great Texas Warrant Roundup beginning Saturday, March 7, 2015.

If you have warrants issued by the Lancaster Municipal Court you are urged to contact the court within the next two weeks to dispose of your case voluntarily to avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment of arrest. The Court will be open extended hours on Saturday, March 7th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to assist in disposition of outstanding cases.

You may be denied the ability to renew your Driver's License if you fail to appear, fail to pay or satisfy a judgment for a traffic violation as authorized by State Law.  Full payment will release this status with the Texas DMV.

Payments may be made in person, online on this website or by phone.  For more information please call the court Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Court Location
220 W. Main St.
Lancaster, TX 75146

Ph: (972) 218-1334
Fx: (972) 218-8554

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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