Municipal Court

 

Municipal Court
110 South Bolivar Street
Suite 104B
Marshall, Texas 75670
(903) 935-4535

Office Hours are Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Marshall Municipal Court processes approximately 6,000 Class "C" Misdemeanor offenses per year. These offenses consist of moving and non-moving traffic violations (such as speeding and failure to maintain financial responsibility) to penal code violations (such as public intoxication, theft less than $50 and assault by contact). These offenses also include violations of city ordinances (such as junk vehicles, animal violations and excessive noise).

Most cases filed in the Marshall Municipal Court are filed by the Marshall Police Department, Marshall Fire Department, Marshall Animal Control and Marshall Code Enforcement. A ticket or citation (sometimes a report is received and a complaint is generated to summons a person to appear in court) is issued by an officer, and a copy of the ticket is filed in the Marshall Municipal Clerk's Office. The ticket is entered, and the defendant (the person to whom the ticket was issued) is to appear at  the clerk's office by the date written on the ticket. If a person wishes to pay the fine, he/she is allowed to do so without appearing (all city code violations must appear before the judge for sentencing). If a person wishes to appear before the judge, he/she is placed on a plea docket and is summoned to appear before the judge.

To pay traffic tickets by credit card follow the link below:

http://www.trafficpayment.comes

Municipal Court


Duties & Responsibilities

The Municipal Court provides judicial processing of citations. The Court has jurisdiction over criminal offenses punishable by fine only including:

  • Traffic and parking citations
  • Animal control cases
  • Code enforcement cases

This jurisdiction only covers offenses which occur within the territorial limits of the City of Marshall, Texas.

Resources

Senate Bill 1911 amends Section 51.808 of the Government Code effective September 1, 2017. Procedural fairness remains an important consideration in the fair administration of justice. Senate Bill 1911 requires the clerk of each court of this state to provide a link to self-help legal resources available through the Office of Court Administration and a link to the State Law Library's website.

Texas Legal Aid website

Texas State Law Library / Self Help


Driver Responsibility Program

NOTICE:
Effective September 1, 2019, the State of Texas has repealed the Driver Responsibility Program – Chapter 708, Transportation Code. The Department of Public Safety has reinstated all driver privileges that were previously suspended solely for having unpaid surcharges. If your license was suspended for other offenses, you may check the status of your driver license and determine any reinstatement requirements by visiting our License Eligibility page. Additional information on the repeal of the program may be found at Driver Responsibility Program (Surcharge) Repeal FAQs.

DPS offers programs that may reduce or waive surcharges. For more information about DRP, along with details on available surcharge discounts and other surcharge assistance programs, please visit, the Driver's License informational website.

Respectfully,
Enforcement and Compliance Service Management
Texas Department of Public Safety
Driver License Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

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