Municipal Court

Responsibilities

The Municipal Court provides citizens fair, efficient, and courteous judicial processing of citations.


The Municipal Court handles all Class C misdemeanors, traffic violations, parking citations, and non-traffic offenses relating to animal control issues, city zoning and ordinance violations, and city code enforcement.


You Received a Citation.  What are my options?

  1. Appear in court by the date on your citation.
  2. Enter a plea:
    • Not Guilty
    • Guilty
    • No Contest
  3. Options to Consider After the plea:
    • Pay the fine or Setup Payment Plan
    • Deferred Disposition  
    • Driving Safety Course

Juveniles, which are individuals under the age of 17, must appear in court with a parent or guardian. Court dates will be set automatically and notice will be sent by mail .  Minors, which are individuals between the ages of 17 and 20, who have been charged with an alcohol or tobacco related offense must appear in court to discuss their options with the Judge.

If you received a citation for No Insurance (Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility), or for Expired Violations (expired drivers license or expired registration), you may be eligible for dismissal if you meet certain requirements.

If citation is for Speeding 25 MPH or More Above the speed Limit - You are Not eligible for DSC (Driving Safety Course)

If you were speeding in a Construction Zone When Workers Were Present Fines Double.(Contact the Court for cost) You are Not eligible for Deferred Disposition or Driving Safety Course.

If you have a CDL license your are Not eligible for Deferred Disposition or Driving Safety Course.

Court Appearances

Parker Municipal Court does not provide or give legal advice. Continuances are not granted by telephone.

Please allow Two (2) Working Days before contacting the Court about your citation, as this allows the court time to process the citation and make it available when you appear at the court.

COURT ROOM RULES OF ETIQUETTE

In order to promote professional and proper decorum, the Court advises all who enter to:


  • Dress appropriately, i.e. no shorts of any kind, halter tops, tank tops, or lewd clothing

  • No T-shirts having offensive language or pictures, No hats, No cellular phones or pagers (audible mode)
  • No food and/or drinks or gum chewing
  • No weapons of any kind - if weapons are brought to the Courthouse, you will be asked to remove them from the building.
  • Stand a few feet back from the bench when addressing the Judge - do not lean on the bench.
  • Avoid bringing small children to court. If you must, please monitor their behavior so that they remain quiet at all times. Parents may be asked to leave the courtroom if their child becomes noisy or unruly.


The Court reserves the right to amend these general rules.