Municipal Court of Record

Notices:

  • Pursuant to the Municipal Court Health Protocol, it is suggested that a mask be worn by any individual, who is not fully vaccinated, when entering the building.
  • Due to the volume of calls the Municipal Court receives you may have difficulty reaching us by telephone.  You may prefer to email us at municipalcourt@killeentexas.gov; we will respond to your email within 48 hours.  You may also appear in person at 200 E. Avenue D, Killeen, Texas.

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 times:


Download the Jury Questionnaire (PDF)
Texas Uniform Jury Handbook (PDF)

PAY A FINE

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

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.

Juvenile Defendants

The mission of the Killeen Municipal Court is to provide a neutral, courteous and fair forum for all juvenile Class C misdemeanor offenses, providing for the timely adjudication of court cases.  Ensuring impartiality, fairness, integrity, separation of powers, and judicial independence and committed in its role as the judicial branch of local government.  

Juvenile Case Managers are dedicated to working with juveniles and parents and their unique circumstances to identify the needs of each family, providing recommendations and tools for successful case resolution.

Contact

The Juvenile Case Managers may be reached during court business hours, 8am to 5pm:

Mrs. Ilana Collison
(254) 501-7657
Email: cok-jcm@killeentexas.gov

Ms. Ana Ortiz
(254) 501-7866
Email: cok-jcm@killeentexas.gov

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Statutory Offenses

FAQ's


Article 45.0215 of the Code of Criminal Procedure specifies that Juveniles(under the age of 17 at time of alleged violation) are, required to enter a plea before the judge and have a parent, guardian or managing conservator present for the taking of the defendant’s plea and all other proceedings relating to the case. This requirement does not terminate once the juvenile reaches 17 if proceedings are still ongoing. The parent/guardian/managing conservator is not permitted to act as an attorney unless licensed by the State Bar of Texas.

Therefore, if the alleged violation occurred when the defendant was 16years of age or under, they are not able to pay online or plea at the window before a clerk of the court. A juvenile defendant is first required to meet with a Juvenile Case Manager (JCM) to then be placed on the most suitable docket to see the judge.