The Municipal Court has moved! Please visit our new office at 4574 South 1st Street! 

The City of Abilene Municipal Court

is a non-court of record and is the Judicial Branch of city government. The Abilene Municipal Court conducts adult and teen court hearings and is dedicated in providing to all citizens, other departments and entities a fair independent, and impartial forum for handling fine only cases arising within the City limits of Abilene. The Municipal Court follows the procedures set forth under Texas Law and provides all persons the right to trial by judge or jury. Although every person has the right to be represented by an attorney, most citizens who appear in municipal courts represent themselves.

Court Payment

You are able to make payments using one of the following methods:

  • Cash – In person at the court.  Please do not send cash through the mail
  • Check/money order
  • Credit Card - Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT A SERVICE FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE USE OF A CREDIT CARD

  • Online (5% fee, minimum fee $2.95)
  • Phone (6.5% fee, minimum fee $3.95)

Click here to pay online,* or pay by phone at 1.800.444.1187

Jury Duty

Municipal Jury Duty
Jury Service
Conduct During the Trial
Conduct in the Jury Room

Downtown Parking Program

The Downtown Parking Program was created in 1997 to improve the climate for customer dependent businesses in the downtown Abilene area.  This is achieved by providing an opportunity for business owners to encourage their customers to conduct business or shop downtown without feeling restricted by posted time limit signs.

How it works:

If a customer receives a parking citation while downtown, they may return to the business they were visiting and present the citation to the business owner.  The business owner then applies a stamp to it, allowing the customer to be relieved from paying the citation.  The citation is then mailed or delivered by the customer to the Municipal Court Office within the ten-day appearance period.  (Please remember that it is the individual business owner’s choice whether or not to participate in this program).

How to purchase stamps:

Stamps are available for purchase by downtown businesses in ten stamp sheets for $10 from the City’s Accounting Office.  Each business owner buying the stamps agrees to use the stamps for customers only and document the citation number to which the stamp was affixed.  The empty stamp sheet with citation numbers shall be returned to the City prior to the issuance of new stamp sheets.  This program is not eligible for downtown employees.  If a business is found to issue stamps to employees, they may forfeit their right to purchase future stamps.  The stamps are only for “9004” violations i.e. overtime parking and is a one-time exemption per customer per year.

 

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