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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Canyon Municipal Court is to efficiently process and administer all matters coming into and before the Court.  The Court will provide an accessible legal forum which provides uniformity, fairness and justice to all people having business with the Court.

Overview

The State Legislature, under its constitutional authority to "create such other courts as may be necessary," has created municipal courts in each of the incorporated cities of the State. By 2002, there were municipal courts operating in approximately 894 Texas cities and towns. The larger cities are served by multiple municipal courts, the number depending on the municipality’s population and needs.

Purpose
Municipal courts have exclusive original jurisdiction in the enforcement of city ordinances. Municipal Court along with Justice of the Peace courts have concurrent jurisdiction over Penal Code class C violations. Municipal Courts can fine a specific amount for traffic and other Class C Misdemeanors. Fine ranges can be $1.00 to $500.00.

Citations
If you were issued a citation, you must appear by the date written on your citation, bonds, summons, or release papers. You or your attorney may appear in person in open court or by regular mail, email or fax. A PHONE CALL DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN APPEARANCE. Failure to appear by the date noted may result in an arrest warrant being issued. If a complaint is received by the Court against you, you will be notified by regular mail of your court appearance date. . Please make sure you respond by the date on your citation.

Warrants

Canyon Municipal Court is offering options on handling your open violations. You can appear at 301 16th Street or Visit Municipal Online Payments to verify if you have an active warrant.  You may also enter a plea and make payment on your outstanding violation.

Payment options for open violations are available. Please Contact the Canyon Municipal Court at 806-655-5023 or come by at 301 16th Street for more information.

Go to Texas Judicial Branch for Legal Help or to ask Legal questions,

Pay your ticket ONLINE

Visit Municipal Online Payments to make your payment to the City of Canyon Municipal Court.

OR

Mail Payments to: (NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED)

City of Canyon
Municipal Court
301 16th Street
Canyon Texas 79015