- Municipal Court
The Edna Municipal Court is a court of record that handles misdemeanor and traffic offenses that occur within the city limits and police jurisdiction of the City of Edna.
The Edna Municipal Court has original and exclusive jurisdiction over violations of city ordinances and, within the city limits, have concurrent jurisdiction with justice of the peace courts over Class C misdemeanor criminal cases where the punishment upon conviction is by small fine only. When city ordinances relating to fire safety, zoning, public health, or sanitation are violated, fines of up to $2,000 may be charged, when authorized by the City Council. Municipal judges may issue search or arrest warrants. These courts do not have jurisdiction in most civil cases but do have limited civil jurisdiction in cases which involve owners of dangerous dogs.
Municipal Court Sessions
Municipal Court is held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Court sessions begin at 6 p.m.
Court Appearance Not Required Tickets
If you have a ticket not requiring a court appearance and would like to take care of it without appearing in court, you may do so by appearing in person at City Hall and entering a plea of quilt to the traffic offense. At that time you will pay for the ticket. You may also remit your plea and payment by mail.
We must receive such plea and payment within our Municipal Court office on or before your prescribed court date. Fines must be paid by certified check or money order, made payable to: City of Edna. You may mail your plea and payment to: Edna Municipal Court
128 W. Main St.
Edna, TX 77957
Court Appearance Required Tickets
If your ticket requires a court appearance, you must appear in court on the court date listed on your ticket. You will appear before the municipal judge and enter a plea on the charge. If you plead guilty, the judge will determine your fine amount and you will be required to pay the fine at that time. If you plead not guilty, your case will be tried. All fines and costs are due on the day of court.
If you do not know whether or not your ticket requires a court appearance, you may contact the Edna Municipal Court at 361-782-8880. All non-traffic offenses require a court appearance.
Proper attire must be worn for Court. Shorts, tank top, spaghetti strap shirts, pajamas, baggy pants and flip flops are not proper attire.
If you are improperly dressed your court date will be reset for a later date. If you fail to appear on the newly scheduled date a warrant will be issued for your arrest.
Cell phones must be turned off or placed on silent.
Defendants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian.