Municipal Court

notice:

The Municipal Court will be closed:

December 13    8 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
January 18         Close at 12:00 p.m.
April 19              Close at 12:00 p.m.
July 19                Close at 12:00 p.m.
September 20   Close at 12:00 p.m.

Mission

To provide a neutral, courteous, and fair forum for all Class C misdemeanor offenses arising under Texas civil and criminal statutes and city ordinances and providing for the efficient and timely adjudication of court cases.

This Court and its officers are dedicated to the principals of impartiality, fairness, integrity, separation of powers, and judicial independence and is committed in its role as the Judicial Branch of local government.

JURY DUTY

Jurors are required to appear for jury duty if summoned to appear on the following dates and time:

Download the Jury Questionnaire (PDF).

Juveniles & Minors

You are required to appear before the Municipal Court Judge in open court if on the date of the offense:

  • You were under 17 years of age
  • You were under the age of 21 charged with an alcohol offense
  • You were under the age of 18 charged with a tobacco offense

Pay a Fine

Mailed payments must include name, address and citation number. This Court does not accept personal checks.

Community Garden Project

In 2008, the Municipal Court recognized the need for a community service program for juvenile defendants. This need was based on the inability to locate non-profit organizations willing to take on the responsibility of supervising court ordered community service for individuals under the age of 17. Thus, the community garden was created. This garden has served two major functions – it established a safe place for juveniles to perform court ordered community service and has been providing a valuable service to the community through food donations.

This program is overseen by the Court’s Juvenile Case Managers; however, the garden is under the care of volunteer Master Gardner’s. Juveniles who are assigned to the garden work alongside of, and under the direction of, experienced Master Gardner’s. Here, they learn to plant and harvest vegetables and fruits. This program donates approximately 4,300 lbs. of food, each year, to local food banks and senior centers.

The Garden is located behind the Killeen Civic and Conference Center and adjacent to the Shilo Inn.

Killeen Municipal Court Community Garden Logo

Weapons & Consent to Search

Pursuant to Section 46.03 of the Texas Penal Code and Judicial Order of the Municipal Court of the City of Killeen, Texas, the possession of any firearm, illegal knife, club, or any prohibited weapon set for the in Section 46.05(a), Texas Penal Code, in the Municipal Court building, any courtroom, or office utilized by the Municipal Court is strictly prohibited. Violations of this law can range up to a Third Degree Felony.

All persons who enter the Municipal Court, any courtroom or any office utilized by the Municipal Court of the City of Killeen are subject to search of their person and their belongings. All persons who enter said premises consent to the search of their person and their belongings for prohibited weapons.