Municipal Court

Municipal Court Building

Public Notice 

As a result of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), the Midland Municipal Court will be closed to the public through April 3rd, 2020. The court will be available for inquiries by phone at 432-685-7314 Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5PM.

Options to handle your citation online can be found through this portal:

Options to handle your citation by mail to this address: P.O. Box 1152, Midland, Texas 79702.

Options to handle your citation in person, can be made through the night drop box located at the front of the Municipal Courthouse at 201 E. Texas Avenue in Midland, Texas 79701.

The following documents will be accepted via email at

• Driving Safety Course Certificate
• Driving Record
• Driver’s License
• Insurance
• Deferred Disposition Agreement

Please provide your name, address, citation #, date of birth and phone number in all emailed correspondence with the Court.

General Information 

The Municipal Court is presided over by the Honorable Sharon Hatten who is designated as the Presiding Judge. The Honorable Tim Meek serves as an Associate Judge for the Court. Both judges are required to be licensed attorneys and are appointed by the Midland City Council. Both judges are direct appointees and are not under the direction of the city manager.

 What We Do

The Municipal Court of the City of Midland is a Court of Record allowing for a more efficient disposition of appeals arising from the court. Defendants may appeal their case to the Midland County Court.

Each appeal is determined solely on the basis of errors submitted in the defendant’s motion for new trial and presented in a transcript and a statement of facts to a Midland County Judge.

Upon review of the transcript and statement of facts, the Midland County Judge will either affirm the judgment of the Municipal Court or remand the case to the Municipal Court for a new trial.


Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all Class C Misdemeanors committed within the city limits of the City of Midland. These generally include traffic offenses, parking offenses, city code violations, and certain criminal offenses including family violence assaults, public order crimes and juvenile matters.

The Staff

The staff of the Municipal Court consists of department manager, Presiding Judge Sharon Hatten, Associate Judge Tim Meek, Court Administrator Cara Everts, and 20 staff support personnel.

Court Appearance

An appearance is required to be made within fourteen calendar days of the date of your citation. Your appearance should be made in person at 201 E. Texas or by mail. You may not enter an appearance by phone.