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Municipal Court

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​130 Town Center Blvd. ​​
​​Coppell, TX  75019
 972-304-3650
 Monday -  Friday 8 am to 5 pm​​

 

THE COPPELL MUNICIPAL COURT WILL HAVE A DELAYED OPENING AT 9:00 A.M. ON FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017 

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DIRECTIONS TO MUNICIPAL COURT

The Coppell Municipal Court is located at 130 Town Center Blvd in the Coppell Justice Center. The court is one block southeast of the intersection of Denton Tap Rd. and Parkway Blvd. For easy access to the Justice Center, please park in the lot located between the Fire Station and the Justice Center, North of the Justice Center. ​​

 

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MUNICIPAL COURT FAQ

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR TAKING CARE OF MY CITATION?

Options for handling a citation are listed on the back of the citation. If you have any questions concerning the listed options, contact the court for more detailed information.

WHAT IS THE FINE AMOUNT FOR MY PARTICULAR CITATION?

Information on your fine and court cost can be obtained by calling the Municipal Court at 972-304-3650, during regular office hours. Have your citation and driver's license number in-hand when calling.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DOES THE COURT ACCEPT?

The court currently accepts payment in the form of cash, check (with proper I.D.), money order, cashier's check or credit card. Temporary checks are not accepted.

HOW DO I SET A COURT DATE?

Court dates are not set over the phone. You must appear in person before or on your scheduled due date to enter a plea, dispose of your case, or request a court setting. Written requests will only be accepted if they are received in the Municipal Court Office on or before your scheduled due date. If you have missed your due date, contact the court for information on your warrant status.

HOW MAY I CHANGE MY COURT DATE?

Changes in court dates (continuances) may not be requested by phone. Requests for continuances must be made in person or in writing on or before the scheduled court date.

WHAT IF THE COURT IS CLOSED ON MY COURT DATE?

For information of facility closings or delayed openings, please refer to the City of Coppell's main website www.coppelltx.gov, check the Municipal Court Department section of the website, or call the court 972-304-3650If you are scheduled for a court date prior to the court's opening, the Judge will be available for you until  the last time slot of the day. For detailed information, please contact the court.​ If you are scheduled for court and the court is closed,  your case will be reset. For detailed information, please contact the court.

I RECEIVED A SUMMONS FOR JURY DUTY, AM I STILL NEEDED?

Refer to the Jury Service section, it will inform you if your presence is still required or not.​​

HOW DO I REQUEST TO VIEW COURT RECORDS?

Complete the form below and submit your request in person or by mail to the Municipal Court.

 Request to View Court Records.pdf

JURY SERVICE

Jury service is an obligation of citizenship, which is essential to the judicial process. It is an opportunity for you to make a meaningful contribution to ensure that justice is provided in our community.

If you have received a notice regarding jury duty from the Coppell Municipal Court, your presence is required at this time. Please report promptly at the time and place noted on your summons. The time and appearance date on which you are expected to appear are located in the body of the notice. Jury duty starts promptly at the time listed on the notice, and because caseloads vary, plan to stay the entire day. 

Parking information: Parking is available in the Visitor Parking Lot on the North side of the Coppell Justice Center.  The parking lot on the South side of the Justice Center is reserved for police vehicles and employees only. Parking in unauthorized lots may result in your vehicle being towed.

Witnesses and jurors, who fail to appear after having been subpoenaed, may be ordered to show cause why further action should not be taken against them. If you require additional information, please contact the Coppell Municipal Court No. 1 from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday at 972-304-3650.

You do not need to appear in person if you are disqualified or exempt from jury service. To claim these exemptions, complete the affidavit that you have received, and be certain to have the affidavit notarized, and returned to the court immediately. It is our policy to make jury service accessible to all qualified persons without regard to disability. If your disability requires accommodation, please call upon receipt of your jury summons, so we can discuss your needs. 
In the event that your services are no longer required, we will post notice here. Please refer back to this page before you come in for Jury duty.​​

 

MUNICIPAL COURT STAFF

If you have an inquiry for your citation, jury service, or court procedures, please call the main court number at 972-304-3650   

 

LaTrice Johnson

Court Administrator

972-304-3651  
ljohnson@coppelltx.gov

Belinda De La Pena

Deputy Court Administrator

972-304-3574  
bdelapen@coppelltx.gov

Maria Fernandez

Juvenile Case Manager

972-304-7084  ​
mfernandez@coppelltx.gov

Honorable Terry Landwehr
Presiding Judge


Chiquita Taylor

Court Supervisor

972-304-3529
ctaylor@coppelltx.gov

 

Bruce Kyer

Senior City Marshal

972-304-7040  ​
bkyer@coppelltx.gov​

Honorable Candace Carlsen
Alternate Judge

Honorable Kim Nesbitt
Alternate Judge


Municipal Court Authority and Jurisdiction

The single most important source of municipal court authority and jurisdiction is the Texas Constitution which gives the state legislature the power to establish courts and their jurisdiction when it sees fit. The legislature exercised this power and first created municipal courts in the Corporation Court Law of 1899. This law has been codified in the Texas Government Code. Municipal courts also look to various other statutes and codes for authority and jurisdiction.
--Provided by the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center

The source of Court of Record Authority is the State of Texas Government Code, Chapter 30, Subchapter L.L.--Coppell. In addition, the following also authorize the Court: Coppell City Code, Chapter 5; 1996 Edition, and Art. 5 Sec. 31 Texas Constitution. 

ADA Compliance

PUBLIC NOTICE STATEMENT OF ADA COMPLIANCE

The City of Coppell acknowledges its responsibility to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Thus, in order to assist individuals with disabilities w​ho require special services (i.e. sign interpretative services, alternative audio/visual devices, and amanuenses) for participation in or access to the City of Coppell sponsored public programs, services and/or meetings, the City requests that individuals make requests for these services forty-eight (48) hours ahead of the scheduled program, service and/or meeting. To make arrangements, contact Vivyon Bowman, ADA Coordinator, or other designated official at 972-462-0022, or (TDD 1-800-RELAY, TX. 1-800-735-2989). 

DECLARACIÓN DE AVISO PÚBLICO DEL CUMPLIMIENTO DE LA ADA

La Ciudad de Coppell reconoce su responsabilidad para cumplir con la ley de estadounidenses con discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) de 1990. Por ello, con la finalidad de ayudar a las personas con discapacidades que requieran servicios especiales (p. ejemplo, servicios de intérprete, dispositivos de audio o video alternativos y amanuenses) o si usted no habla o no entiende el idioma Inglés y necesita un intérprete para la participación o acceso a los programas públicos, servicios y/o juntas patrocinados por la Ciudad de Coppell, la Ciudad requiere que estas personas soliciten estos servicios con cuarenta y ocho (48) horas de antelación a la fecha y hora señalada para dicho programa, servicio y/o junta. Para poder hacer los arreglos necesarios, contacte a Vivyon Bowman, Coordinador de ADA, o a otra autoridad designada al 972-462-0022, o (TDD 1-800-RELAY, TX. 1-800-735-2989).

​USEFUL LINKS

State of Texas Homepage​ 
Coppell City Ordinances
State Bar of Texas​
Alcohol Education for Minors List​

Records of the judiciary including Coppell Municipal Court are not subject to the provisions of the Public Information Act (Tex. Gov. Code Chapter 552.)​​