Municipal Court of Record Number 1

Court E-mail: [email protected]

Court Hours (currently)

  • Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    •  *Closed Daily for lunch* 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Court payments can be made by phone at 1-833-303-3772. Online at www.forneytx.gov  or by dropping a check or money order (payable to "City of Forney")  in the drop box located to the left of City Hall front entrance at 101 East Main Street.  

Responsibilities

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all fine-only offenses committed within the Forney city limits. These offenses include Class C misdemeanors, traffic offenses and city code violations, for which the maximum fine, upon conviction, does not exceed $500, and for which no jail sentence may be assessed.

They also hear cases involving violation of city ordinances, which may have fines up to $2,000 for certain offenses.

Municipal Courts are the judicial branch of city government. In addition, the Municipal Court is part of the state judicial system. The Municipal Court hears Class C misdemeanor criminal cases, including traffic violations. The Municipal Court Judge also arraigns prisoners and performs other magistrate duties.

Municipal Court Building