Municipal Court

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 (PDF) being issued. If a complaint is received by the Court against you, you will be notified by regular mail of your court appearance date. You can respond to your citation with the following options by personal appearance, regular mail, email or fax. Please make sure you respond by the date on your citation.

Payment Plan (PDF)
Defensive Driving (PDF)
Deferral (PDF)

Please print out, complete and sign the appropriate form. Make sure the form is complete. You then can mail it to City of Canyon Municipal Court, 301 16th Street, Canyon, Texas 79015; email a copy to ; or fax to 806-655-5007.

Warrants
The City of Canyon updates the Municipal Court Warrant List (PDF) on a regular basis. The status of some warrants are listed with a name. The status codes are: A - Active; CS - Community Service; PP - Payment Plan. If your name is on this list and you have not contacted the Court Clerk, please call the Municipal Court Clerk at 806-655-5023.

Abstract Judgment (PDF)
Notice of Final Judgment has been filed in the Office of the County Clerk and is now a matter of public record. Contact the Municipal Court for payment information and how to obtain a release.

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 the Traffic Payment page to make your payment to the City of Canyon.

OR

Make your payment by telephone Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00
1-800-444-1187

OR

Mail Payments to: (NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED)

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