The Little Elm Municipal Court has jurisdiction over Class C Misdemeanors and City Ordinance Violations that occur within the corporate city limits and are punishable by fine only. The charges processed in Municipal Court can be filed by town, county, or state peace officers, parks and wildlife officials, citizens and a variety of town employees, including fire, code enforcement, environmental services, and animal control.
Court of Record
Little Elm Municipal Court is a court of record. A defendant has the right to appeal, from a judgment of conviction, in a Municipal Court of record as provided by Chapter 30, Texas Government Code, Subchapter V. To appeal you must file an appeal bond with the Municipal Court within 10 days of the judgment.
To be courteous and impartial to all citizens who appear in court, to provide accurate and expedient information that will lead to an equitable end. To ensure accurate records are kept and all reports are handled in a timely manner, to meet requirements set by State Legislature and Government, to maintain the dignity of the court.
The Municipal Court is responsible for customer service and collections which includes receiving and entering all charges, assisting customers (defendants) with payments or processes leading to the final disposition of their case(s).
The court is also responsible for the preparation of arrest warrants, subpoenas, summonses and other court paperwork, including reports to state and city officials. Court personnel also schedules trials and other court proceedings and keeps records of cases and proceedings.
If you are unable to pay a fine and/or court costs in full (one payment), there are other options, such as time-payment plans or performing community service hours in lieu of paying the fine and court costs. Under certain circumstances in which a person cannot perform community service and is also indigent and unable to pay out their fine and court costs on a time-payment plan, the Court will hear evidence regarding your financial situation to help resolve this matter. This may include a reduction in the fine and court costs or elimination of them completely depending upon the severity of your financial situation.
Nothing contained herein is intended to be nor should be construed as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. The information on this site is compiled and made available as a public service by the Little Elm Municipal Court.
However, neither the court nor the Town of Little Elm makes any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information herein, and is not responsible for errors or omissions, or for results obtained from the use of this information. Distribution of the information does not constitute such a warranty. Use of the information is the sole responsibility of the user.