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Municipal Court

 

 

107 W. Juan Linn St.
Victoria, Texas, 77901
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Phone: 361-485-3050
Fax: 361-485-3065

 

 

 

The City of Victoria Municipal Court is located at the corner of Main and Juan Linn Streets adjacent to City Hall, behind the Police Department and across from the Post Office Federal Building.

 

You can pay traffic tickets online, in person, by mail, or by phone.


Municipal Court Procedures

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At the lowest level of the Texas Judicial System are the Justice of the Peace and Municipal Courts. More citizens come in contact with the Municipal Court than all other Texas courts combined. The Municipal Court has criminal jurisdiction over Class C Misdemeanors and some other fine-only State Law violations. Municipal Courts do not have jurisdiction for small claims, driver’s license suspension hearings, hearings under the Safety Responsibility Act and medical revocation hearings. Those types of matters are handled in the Justice of the Peace courts. The Municipal Courts have authority to enforce municipal ordinances and the Municipal Court’s enforcement powers generally stop at the city limits.

The existence of Municipal Courts provides cities with enforcement of certain misdemeanor criminal laws and ordinances within their boundaries. Although the Municipal Court is created by State statute, it is also a part of the City Government.

As a result, it must operate within the overall governmental context yet maintain its independence from the other governmental branches and agencies of the City.

The laws that govern Municipal Court authority and jurisdiction are spread through many different statutes and codes including:

 

  1. United State Constitution

  2. Texas Constitution

  3. Texas Government Code

  4. Local Government Code

  5. Texas Penal Code

  6. Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

  7. Alcoholic Beverage Code

  8. Family Code

  9. Traffic Laws

  10. Parks and Wildlife Code

  11. City Ordinance Code of Victoria Texas


Officers and Employees
Municipal Court Judge

Honorable Constance Filley Johnson

Municipal Court Prosecutor

Lee Lewis

Municipal Court Prosecutor Amanda Pierce

Municipal Court Clerk

Sherrie Norred


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