Municipal Court

Municipal Court Building

.Midland Municipal Court COVID-19 Safety Protocols 

  1. When individuals enter the court building, security personnel will screen individuals for their temperatures, and ask the individuals if they are feeling feverish; have a cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing; or have been in close contact with a person who is confirmed to have COVID-19. Individuals who indicate yes to any of these questions will be refused admittance to the court building. 
  2. All individuals entering the court building are encouraged to wear face coverings when in public areas. 
  3. All persons not from the same household who are permitted in the court building will be required to maintain adequate social distancing of at least 6 feet.
  4. Court building cleaning staff will clean the common areas of the court building so that common spaces are cleaned at regular intervals to remain sanitized. 
  5. Hand sanitizer dispensers have been placed at the entrances to the building, at clerk stations at each available window,   and is also available upon request.
  6. Center for Disease Control’s social distancing guidelines have been posted throughout the building.

Effective May 3, 2021, the Midland Municipal Court resumed in-person sessions. These sessions are held Monday-Thursday at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and Friday at 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM. 

The Court is proud to announce a virtual court program. To  help minimize foot traffic, the Court will be allowing eligible defendants access to a Judge by utilizing the Zoom platform for a virtual walk-in court session. These are held Monday-Wednesday at 3:30 PM. Juveniles, minors with alcohol or tobacco, or any theft/assault charges will not be eligible for virtual court. 

Defendants who wish to speak with a Judge via virtual court must fill out a form and send their request here A court clerk will respond to the email with a date, time, and instructions on how to join the virtual courtroom.  In accordance with the Office of Court Administration and the Public Information Act, all sessions will be live streamed on YoutubeAll pre trials and trials will be live streamed here.  

All individuals contacting the court are encouraged to review the online services available to mitigate in-person foot traffic.  Defendants may also email documents, record requests, motions, and letters of representation to court@midlandtexas.gov.

General Information 

The Municipal Court is presided over by the Honorable T.A. "Tim" Meek who is designated as the Presiding Judge.  Judge Meek is licensed attorney appointed by the Midland City Council. He is a direct appointee and is 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.

Jurisdiction

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 T.A. "Tim" Meek, Associate Judge Wayne Frost, 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.