- Municipal Court
Duties & Responsibilities
The court has jurisdiction over criminal offenses which occur within the territorial limits of the city and provides judicial processing of citations such as:
- Animal control cases
- Code enforcement cases
- Traffic and parking citations
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).
A ticket or citation 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.
The City of Marshall Municipal Court serve the citizens of Marshall, Texas in an accountable, efficient, and independent manner. In addition to providing fair and equal access to all citizens, the court also strives to facilitate the timely disposition of cases with prompt and courteous service. The next in person court dates are as followed:
- March 15, 2023 – Tentative System upgrade
- March 15, 2023 – The Court will be closed to the public.
- March 22, 2023 – Juvenile Plea - 8:30am
- March 22, 2023 – Adult Plea - 9:30am
- March 22, 2023 – Show Cause Hearings - 10:00am
- March 29, 2023 – Pre-Trial Hearings - 8:30am
- March 29, 2023 – Bench Trials - 8:45am
Court payments can be made online, by mail, by phone or in person. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Cashier's check or money order and cash if paying in person.
NEW! The Municipal Court is now accepting payments Online and Telephone! Click on the link to make your payment online. A service fee applies.
You will need your citation number available to pay online.
Pay by Mail
Full payment by cashier’s check or money order should be made prior to scheduled due date on bottom of your citation. Mail payment with your citation number to: Marshall Municipal Court, 110 S. Bolivar, Suite 104B, Marshall, Texas 75670.
The City Of Marshall Municipal Court will not be held responsible for not receiving mailed documents unless the documents are sent registered mail.
Pay by Phone
There are two convenient ways to pay by phone Weekdays from 7:30am-4pm:
1) Make a payment to Trafficpayment.com by calling 1-800-444-1187 to pay by phone. A service fee applies.
2) You can also contact the Municipal Court at (903) 935-4535. Depending on payment method a service fee may apply.
Pay in Person
Payments can be made at the payment window located at the Business Development Center, Marshall Municipal Court, 110 S. Bolivar, Suite 104B, Marshall, Texas 75670.
Request A Court Date
If you would like to request a Court Hearing for a citation you have received from the City of Marshall, Texas please click here. You will have to do a separate request for each ticket. The online hearing request can not be used to reschedule a Court date which has already been set. In order to change a court date you must speak with a Court Clerk in order to request a reschedule of any previously scheduled hearings within 72 hours prior to the hearing date. If your case is currently in warrant status you will not be able to request court, however you can contact the Municipal Court at 903-935-4535 for more information.
The procedures to return the form back to the courts is as followed:
- Print or Edit the Request A Court Date Form
- Fill in the blanks and sign the Request A Court Date Form
- Attach the Request A Court Date Form to a "NEW" Email
- Place your Citation Number in the Subject Line
- Email the form to email@example.com
ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR REQUEST FOR A COURT HEARING YOU SHOULD EXPECT TO RECEIVE YOUR COURT HEARING NOTICE VIA E-MAIL WITHIN SEVEN BUSINESS DAYS. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A COPY OF YOUR COURT NOTICE WITHIN SEVEN BUSINESS DAYS PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT.
COVID - 19 NOTICE
Face Coverings are required when visiting Marshall Municipal Court and when you are inside of the Courtroom. Temperatures will be checked before entering the Courtroom.
The safety of all court participants and staff remains a top priority. A limited number of people will be allowed inside the court room at one time. Vulnerable and infected individuals may contact the Municipal Court office at 903-935-4535 to identify themselves and receive some accommodations to help prevent the spread of Covid.
Driver Responsibility Program
Notice: Effective September 1, 2019, the State of Texas has repealed the Driver Responsibility Program (DRP) - Chapter 708, Transportation Code. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has reinstated all driver privileges that were previously suspended solely for having unpaid surcharges.
If your license was suspended for other offenses, check the status of your driver license and determine any reinstatement requirements by visiting the Texas Department of Public Safety License Eligibility page.
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, visit the Driver’s License informational website.
The City of Marshall would like to introduce our citizens to Warrant Search. This feature is in a PDF format and will allow you to check and see if you or someone you know has an active Class C warrant with the City of Marshall, Texas. If you locate a wanted person through this search you can then notify the City of Marshall Police Department of their whereabouts so that they can be arrested. “This system will let you help us in locating wanted persons throughout the City of Marshall, Texas.
To check the status of a warrant, click the Warrant tab. Scroll through the document or use the find on page tab and enter the name you are searching for and if a warrant is on file, the cursor will move to the person being searched.
Click the link below for the Active Warrant Search: Warrant