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Wichita Falls Municipal Court
  

"The Wichita Falls Municipal Court is part of the Texas Judiciary, one of the three branches of government created by the Texas Constitution.  The role of the court is to provide a fair, independent, and impartial forum for handling and deciding fine-only criminal cases arising within the Wichita Falls city limits.  These include traffic, minor penal code, and city ordinance cases.  The court provides all persons the right to trial by judge or jury and follows the procedures set forth under Texas law." - Municipal Judge Larry Gillen

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MunicipalCourtInterior.gif Responsibilities
The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over Class C misdemeanors, traffic offenses, and violations of the Code of Ordinances that occur in the city limits of the City of Wichita Falls.  The court is presided over by a full-time municipal judge who is appointed by the Wichita Falls City Council for a specified term.  Four associate judges are also appointed to hear cases when the presiding judge is unavailable.  The City Attorney’s Office, through the Municipal Court Prosecutor, initiates and prosecutes all cases in Municipal Court.  The Court Administrator is appointed by the City Manager to oversee the court clerks and warrant officers and manage the physical facilities of the Court.
Keeping Citizens Informed
Court clerks are available in person at 611 Bluff Street or by calling (940) 761-7880 to answer questions regarding the administrative procedures of handling a citation.  (Court clerks are not permitted to provide legal advice, however; please consult your attorney for assistance in making determinations about the best outcome for your case.)  City citations also include an information page that answers many questions about the most common violations.

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Contact Information

Stan Horton
Court Administrator
611 Bluff
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Phone: (940) 761-7880
Fax: (940) 761-7990

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.