Municipal Court of Record Number 1

Temporary Hours of Operation

Through the summer months, the court will close daily for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

Responsibilities

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all fine-only offenses committed within the Forney city limits. These offenses include Class C misdemeanors, traffic offenses and city code violations, for which the maximum fine, upon conviction, does not exceed $500, and for which no jail sentence may be assessed.

They also hear cases involving violation of city ordinances, which may have fines up to $2,000 for certain offenses.

Municipal Courts are the judicial branch of city government. In addition, the Municipal Court is part of the state judicial system. The Municipal Court hears Class C misdemeanor criminal cases, including traffic violations. The Municipal Court Judge also arraigns prisoners and performs other magistrate duties.

Municipal Court Building