MERKEL MUNICIPAL COURT CITY OF MERKEL 100 KENT ST.MERKEL, TX 79536325-928-4911325-928-1642 FAX
The Merkel Municipal Court is located at 100 Kent St., Merkel, Texas. Normal business hours are 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. When making a personal appearance you must currently enter the City Hall building thru the Water Dept. entrance, from there you will be directed to the Court.
Make a Plea:
After being issued a traffic citation, you must enter a plea by the 10 day promise to appear date. Please allow 2 working days for personnel to process you citation before making an appearance. You will need to make a plea to each charge, and you have three options: (1) Plea of Nolo Contendere (No Contest); (2) Plea of Guilty; or a (3) Plea of Not Guilty. With a Plea of No Contest or Guilty, you MAY then have the option of requesting a Driver’s Safety Course or requesting Deferred Disposition, you will need to contact the Court. You will NOT be eligible for either option if:
- You were 25 mph or more over the posted speed limit
- If you were issued a citation for No Insurance, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility.
- If you were Passing a School Bus, or issued a citation for a Construction Zone violation.
- If you have a Commercial Driver’s License.
When you make your request for either the Driver’s Safety Course, you must
pay the DSC fees of $107.10, provide proof of your Driver’s License, proof of Financial Responsibility, and sign an affidavit stating that you are not in the process of taking a DSC or that you have not had a DSC in the last 12 months.
For Deferred Disposition, you must pay the fine amount in full, and provide a current copy of your Driver’s License and Proof of Financial Responsibility.
If you choose to make a plea of Not Guilty, you will be set for a pre-trial hearing and notice will be mailed to you by certified mail.
Municipal Judge’s Em: email@example.com