Municipal Court

Municipal Court will be closed Thursday, December 25

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Amarillo Municipal Court is to efficiently process and administer all matters coming into and before the Municipal Court. The Municipal Court strives to promote a high level of public confidence and sense of fairness through efficient and courteous public service that reflects well on the employees of the Court and on the City of Amarillo.

Jurisdiction

Cases that are filed in Municipal Court include (but are not limited to) environmental violations, traffic violations, Class C misdemeanors, and violations of City ordinance.

Traffic Violations

Traffic violations include moving and non-moving violations, commercial vehicle violations, failure to maintain financial responsibility, no drivers’ license, etc.

Parking Violations

Parking violations include overtime parking, parking in violation of City ordinance, parking in prohibited zone, parking in handicapped zone, parking in a fire lane, etc.

Class C Misdemeanors

Class C misdemeanors (crimes punishable by a maximum fine of $500) include: public intoxication, theft (less than $50), disorderly conduct, minors in possession of alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia, etc.

Violations of City Ordinance

Includes violations of juvenile curfew, park curfew, environmental violations (pollution, land-development violations, health and safety violations associated with food service establishments, rubbish at a residence, and animal violations),etc.