Municipal Court

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Duties & Responsibilities

The Municipal Court provides judicial processing of citations. The Court has jurisdiction over criminal offenses punishable by fine only including:

  • Traffic and parking citations
  • Animal control cases
  • Code enforcement cases

This jurisdiction only covers offenses which occur within the territorial limits of the City of Paris.


  • State Laws and Regulations - get info on Transportation Code (traffic laws), Penal code (Class C Misdemeanors), Health and Safety Code, Alcohol Beverage Code and Chapter 45 Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Paris Code of Ordinances - get info on City ordinance violations

Senate Bill 1911 amends Section 51.808 of the Government Code effective September 1, 2017. Procedural fairness remains an important consideration in the fair administration of justice. Senate Bill 1911 requires the clerk of each court of this state to provide a link to self-help legal resources available through the Office of Court Administration and a link to the State Law Library’s website.

Texas Legal Aid website

Texas State Law Library / Self Help