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504 N. Queen Street
Palestine, TX 75801
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
ALL COURT HEARINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL MAY 6, 2020.
We encourage persons with COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, a fever, or who are coughing or sneezing, to contact the court before appearing on May 6, 2020.
To provide access to effective & efficient justice through a timely, fair & impartial resolution of cases.
To provide equal access to a fair and effective system of justice for all without excess cost, inconvenience or delay with sensitivity to an increasingly diverse society.
The Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the government of the City of Palestine. It is committed to administering justice in a fair, efficient, and timely manner. The City of Palestine Municipal Court's primary function to process all Class "C" Criminal charges filed by the Police Division, Fire Marshals and Code Enforcement Officers. These include charges filed under the Texas Transportation Code, Penal Code, Alcoholic Beverage Code, Health and Safety Code, Education Code and Palestine Code of Ordinances. Court services are increasingly available online, by telephone, email, and through the mail which contributes to compliance in a customer service and eco-friendly way.
Show Cause Dockets:
If a defendant defaults in the discharge of the judgment and sentence of the Court, a hearing will be scheduled pursuant to Tex. Code Crim. Pro. Art. 45.046. The show-cause docket is normally scheduled on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
Discharge of Fines and Costs
A defendant may discharge fine and costs that have been imposed as a result of judgment as follows: