City of Ennis, Municipal Court Responsibility
It is the responsibility of the Judge of the Municipal Court to rule upon complaints brought before it by law enforcement officers and private citizens. These complaints arise out of matters which have occurred within the territorial confines of the city. The complaints are prosecuted on behalf of the State of Texas by the city prosecutor and involve matters such as violations of motor vehicle and traffic laws, municipal ordinances, assaults, drug offenses, thefts, harassment, animal control, code enforcement, and school-related offenses.
Citations received from the Ennis Police Department can be viewed the following business day after the day the citation was received. Citation information will not be available to the court on the day you received your citation.
For information on driving safety, deferred disposition, or dismissals, please view the subpages below.
A telephone call is NOT an appearance.
Information will only be given to the violator or a parent/ guardian of a juvenile.
JUVENILES AND MINORS
Juveniles are defined as persons 16 years of age or younger. Minors are defined as persons 21 years of age or younger on alcohol-related offenses and under 18 years of age on tobacco-related offenses. State law requires the parent or legal guardian to accompany the juvenile before the Judge on the scheduled court appearance. The court will automatically mail a summons to the parent or legal guardian of the date and time to appear. The notice will be mailed to the address listed on the citation that was issued to the juvenile. Juveniles who fail to appear or fail to pay their fine will be reported to the Department of Public Safety, who will suspend their driver's license. If they do not have a driver's license, they will not be able to obtain one until they appear in court, and all fines are paid.