The City of Amarillo Municipal Court serves to provide an independent forum for the fair and impartial administration of justice, applying and enforcing the rules and laws of the United States and the State of Texas as well as the ordinances of the City of Amarillo. The Court is committed to providing those we serve with courteous, prompt and efficient customer service, consistent with principles of due process and equality under the law.
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 include moving and non-moving violations, commercial vehicle violations, failure to maintain financial responsibility, no drivers’ license, etc.
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.