Municipal Court

The Allen Municipal Court has jurisdiction over Class C Misdemeanor criminal cases committed within the city limits in which the punishment upon conviction is fine only (not to exceed $500) and no jail sentence may be assessed. The court may also hear cases involving a violation of city ordinances relating to fire, safety, zoning, public health or sanitation which may have fines up to $2,000.00 for certain offenses.

Responsibilities of the court include collection of fines and court costs, processing citations and complaints, maintaining accurate records of all cases and dispositions and the timely reporting of required statistical data to the appropriate state agencies.

The Municipal Judge may issue search and arrest warrants and performs the duties of a magistrate including the arraignment of individuals that were arrested and detained at the Allen City jail.

The Municipal Court does not have jurisdiction in most civil cases but have limited civil jurisdiction in cases which involve owners of dangerous dogs.

Did you receive a citation? First, you must make an appearance at the municipal court within 20 working days of the issuance date of the citation and inform the court of how you want to proceed with your cases. Appearance can be through counsel, by mail, online or in person. Your options for resolving your case can vary. Click on the Citation - How to Handle link to learn more.

Notice: Nothing contained herein is intended to be nor should be construed as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.