The jurisdiction of the Municipal Court includes class C misdemeanors occurring within the territorial limits of the City of Van. Charges may be filed in Municipal Court by county peace officers, state peace officers, parks and wildlife officials, citizens, and a variety of city employees, including but not limited to police, fire, code enforcement and animal control.
State statutes enforced in Municipal Court include the Texas Penal Code, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, the Texas Health Code, the Family Code, and the Safety Code. Municipal Court deals with offenses, which are punishable by fine only.
The Municipal Judge also serves as a magistrate of the State and has the authority to issue search warrants, emergency protective orders and arrest warrants.
The information on this page is given to you as a courtesy to assist you in making disposition of your offense(s).
IF YOU ARE CONVICTED OF AN OFFENSE AND ARE UNABLE TO PAY THE FINE AND COURT COSTS, YOU MAY HAVE THE COURT ASSESS YOUR ABILITY TO PAY AND THE COURT MAY PROVIDE ALTERNATIVES TO FULL PAYMENT IN SATISFYING THE JUDGMENT.