Municipal Court

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Mission Statement
 
The mission of the Municipal Court is to provide the public with a fair, impartial, and unbiased court system for the person charged with the offenses, in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedures and the Rules of Criminal Evidence.
 
The City of Melissa Municipal Court strives to courteously respond to requests for information from the public and to perform the responsible collection of assessed fines and fees and efficient docketing of cases for adjudication.
 
Municipal Court handles Class C misdemeanor criminal cases including traffic violations, for which the maximum fine, upon conviction, does not exceed $500 (not including state court costs), and no jail sentence is assessed. The Court also handles cases involving violations of city ordinances, which may have fines up to $2,000 for certain offenses (not including state court costs).
 
If you have received a citation filed in this court, take the time to learn more about the options available by using the information on your citation, by calling the court office at 972-838-2034, or by viewing the information available on this website.  Please contact the court clerk's office in regards to information regarding outstanding warrants.  
 
Court Safety and Security

Security
When you come to Melissa Municipal Court, you will need to go through a security screening that will include any or all of the following:
  • Baby carriers and strollers checking by a hand-held metal detector
  • Briefcases, handbags, or packages x-rayed
  • Cell phones and pagers inspected
  • Walk through or be scanned by a hand-held metal detector
Weapons
Pursuant to Section 46.03(a)(3) of the Penal Code, it is unlawful to carry a firearm, illegal knife, club, explosive weapon, pepper spray or other prohibited weapons listed in Section 46.05(a) of the Penal Code, on the premises of any government court or offices utilized by the court, unless pursuant to written regulations or written authorization of the court. A violation of this law is punishable as a third-degree felony.
 
Weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited including those listed below:
  • Guns, ammunition and explosive materials
  • Box cutters, utility blades or razor blades
  • Knives of any sort including pocket knives
  • Mace or pepper spray
  • Any other item that security officers believe would compromise the security and safety of the building.
Children
For the safety of your child, please make sure they stay with you at all times.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us keep all individuals safe while in the Melissa Municipal Court. 
 
COVID-19 Update
Strict adherence to social distancing will be required of all visitors to City Hall and Municipal Court.  It will be strenuously enforced for everyone's safety.  Individuals who are experiencing symptoms must call the Court for a reset of their specific proceeding.  

Individuals within the 'vulnerable populations' category who are scheduled for a court hearing will be accommodated by either resetting their hearing until after the pandemic has subsided or by conducting their hearing remotely via Zoom.com or similar method.

Individuals in the 'vulnerable populations' category are defined as individuals over 65 as well as individuals with serious underlying health conditions such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy.

Please call the court at (972) 838-2034 to request a resetting or an online hearing.

Melissa Municipal Court
3411 Barker Avenue
Melissa, TX 75454-9501
Voice (972) 838-2034
Fax (972) 837-2931
 
Hours
Monday - Friday  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Court Dates and Times

Court times are 2 p.m. and held on Mondays unless otherwise stated. 
Please see the table below for specific dates. 
Dates are subject to change.

2020 Court Dates
June
Friday 12th and Monday 15th at 9 a.m.
June
Mondays 1st, 8th & 22nd at 2 p.m. 
July
Mondays 6th, 13th & 20th at 2 p.m.
August
Monday 3rd & Monday 17th 
September
Wednesday 2nd & Monday 14th 
October
Monday 5th & Monday 19th 
November
Monday 2nd & Monday 16th
December Wednesday 2nd & Monday 14th

You can pay your fines online!  Click on the image below:

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 *Nothing contained herein is intended to be nor should be construed as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.*