Municipal Court

Location & Responsibilities

The Elgin Municipal Court Office is located in the City Hall Annex, behind City Hall. The Court is the 1st level of the judicial branch of government, and adjudicates mostly Class C Misdemeanors and fine only cases, including but not limited to:
  • City ordinance
  • Juvenile
  • State code
  • Traffic
The jurisdiction of the Court includes Class C Misdemeanors occurring within the territorial limits of the City of Elgin.

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Municipal Court - Mondays,
Elgin Public Library Civic Center
404 North Main Street

• Juvenile First Appearance 
• Show Causes  
• Indigent Hearings 
• Bench Trials - 10:00 am

PreTrials - Thursdays, 
City Hall Annex
310 North Main Street

ProSe (nonattorney)  - 9 am

Attorney PreTrials - 1:00 pm
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Municipal Court Information

  1. Court Appearance Requirements

    Court appearance requirements for citations and bonds. Court rules and conduct.

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  2. Deferred Disposition

    Requirements to request a deferred disposition for the offense you have been charged with including dismissals..

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  3. Driver Safety Course

    The State of Texas has a program that enables drivers to attend a six (6) hour course for dismissal of certain moving violations, which is designed to keep it from being reported on your driving record. Drivers are eligible to attend a state-approved course once every twelve (12) months.

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  4. Payment Options

    There are a number of payment options available for citations, court fees and fines. Choose the option that applies to your situation.

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  5. Warrants

    If you fail to appear in Court as provided by law for the prosecution of an offense(s) or fail to properly dispose of your case, you may be denied renewal of your driver’s license or denied the right to register a motor vehicle in this State. In addition, a warrant will be issued for your arrest, increasing court costs in your case.

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  6. Trial Information

    A trial in Municipal Court is a fair, impartial and public trial as in any other court. Under Texas law, you may be brought to trial only after a sworn complaint is filed against you.

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  7. Pleas

    Under our American system of justice, all persons are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. Your decision concerning which plea to enter is very important.

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  8. Court Documents & Forms at-a-glance

    Descriptions of Court Documents and Forms available on-line

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