Municipal Court

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all Class C misdemeanors, such as traffic and violations of the Code of Ordinances with oversight from the City Manager's Office. 

Location
Longview Municipal Court is located at 302 W. Cotton St. inside the Police and Courts Building. 

Hours of Operation
Municipal Court business hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. However, on the 2nd Thursday of each month the office closes at 4:00 p.m. for a staff meeting. 

Request a Court Date
You must appear in person by your initial appearance date to plead not guilty and request a jury trial or bench trial. 

Request Driver Safety Course
You must appear in person or in writing by certified mail to request to take a Drivers Safety Course for the dismissal of a qualifying citation. 

Juveniles:
If you are sixteen (16) of age or younger, the law requires that you appear in court with a parent, guardian, or managing conservator. A person sixteen (16) years of age or younger cannot pay the fine by mail or in person before the appearance date.

Minors:
The law requires that you appear in court if you are under 21 years of age and charged with an alcohol-related offense; or 18 years of age or younger and charged with a tobacco-related offense. A parent, guardian, or managing conservator must appear with any minor 18 years of age or younger that is charged with an alcohol-related violation. 

Appearance Date
You must take action by your Initial Appearance date. If you fail to do so your case will be processed for issuance of a warrant for your arrest. When a warrant is issued the fine will be raised to the maximum allowed by law and a $50.00 warrant fee will be added.

Payment Options
  • Online from your tablet or PC
  • Your smart phone using the City Send app
  • Over the telephone at: 1-800-444-1187
  • In person at the Municipal Court during office hours
  • By mail to: Municipal Court, P.O. Box 1952, Longview Texas 75606
  • Use the after-hours drop box located in the building lobby.
More Information:
For information call the Municipal Court at 903-237-1186.