Municipal Court

Handling A Citation / Ticket
Please contact the court for accurate payment information regarding your case. If you are assessed fines and court costs as a result of a citation and are unable to pay in full, bring this to the attention of the court, payment plans as well as alternative options for defendants who qualify are available to satisfy the courts orders.

Mission Statement of the City of San Marcos Municipal Court

To impartially administer justice in a transparent and efficient manner that fosters public trust and confidence in the justice system. 

Municipal Court Goals

  • Ensure access to justice
  • Ensure expedition and timeliness in case processing
  • Strive for equality, fairness and integrity in court operations
  • Ensure independence and accountability of the court
  • Foster public trust and confidence in the justice system


The San Marcos Municipal Court Of Record is responsible for the adjudication of all Class "C" misdemeanor laws established by State Law and City Ordinance within the territorial limits of the City of San Marcos.

Operations include conducting bench trials, jury trials, pre-trials, arraignments, hearings for juveniles, show cause hearings, and conducting parking hearings. The court also issues arrest and search warrants, capias pro fines, subpoenas, summonses, and collects fines and fees.

Implements compliance initiatives for individuals who fail to appear for court dates or who fail to pay/satisfy a judgment ordered by the court. Those initiatives include deputy marshals for warrant enforcement which includes a cooperative program with the Department of Public Safety to deny driver license renewals.