Purpose of the Dayton Municipal Court
The Municipal Court provides the City with enforcement of Class “C” misdemeanor criminal offenses and ordinance violations occurring within the city limits. The Municipal Court is responsible for maintaining accurate records of all cases, including arrest records, formal complaints, citation dispositions, state reporting, court costs, docket records, trial proceedings, show cause hearings and arraignments. The court duties also include processing appeals, issuing warrants for non-payment of outstanding fines, receiving all court documents and defendant correspondence, as well as balancing and closing of accounts, and preparing requisitions for purchasing. The Municipal Court is accountable for staying current with the changes in procedures and court costs that are submitted to the state during the Legislative Session.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Municipal Court is to ensure compliance with all state and municipal laws and city ordinances while providing quality services, thereby earning and maintaining the public's respect and confidence. The court provides a forum for citizens to be heard in a professional and courteous environment in matters related to Class “C” offenses, so that legal rights of individuals are safeguarded and public interest is protected with the highest level of customer service, efficiency and integrity.
To impartially administer justice in a fair and efficient manner so that trust and accountability are exemplified to the public we serve.
To be the most effective, efficient, and impartial Municipal Court in Texas.