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Jurisdiction
Citations for a class C misdemeanor that are issued by an officer of the City of Deer Park will be filed in municipal court. Typically, these are violations of city ordinances or violations of state law for which the punishment is by fine only.

Common Offenses
Common offenses include traffic violations such as:
  • No Valid Inspection Certificate
  • Expired Registration
  • No Driver's License 
  • No Insurance (FMFR)
  • Disregarding a Red Light
  • Disregarding a Stop Sign 
  • Speeding

Common city ordinance infractions include:
  • Alarm permit violations
  • Leash law violations
  • Excessive noise violations

The municipal court also has jurisdiction over any state law violations punishable by fine only including:

  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • Minor in Possession of Tobacco
  • Public Intoxication
  • Theft of property valued under $50

Citations filed with the municipal court are written by:

  • Animal Control Officers
  • Code Enforcement Officers
  • Deer Park Police Officers
  • Fire Marshal/Chief

The municipal court follows the procedures provided by statute to afford all court participants the rights guaranteed them under the Constitution of the United States and the State of Texas.

Note: The municipal court does not answer any legal questions of any nature. The personnel are allowed to explain court proceedings and procedures only. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney.