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Department Overview

The Municipal Court is a statutory court created by the Texas Legislature. It has exclusive criminal jurisdiction over Class C misdemeanor cases arising out of the Transportation Code, Penal Code, Alcoholic Beverage Code, Education Code, Health & Safety Code and the City Code of Ordinances and that occur within the territorial limits of the city. In addition, the Municipal Court has limited civil jurisdiction for bond forfeitures, junked motor vehicle hearings, nuisance abatement hearings, stolen property hearings, cruelly-treated animal hearings, and dangerous dog hearings.


The primary purpose of the Municipal Court is to interpret laws and administer appropriate justice in a fair, impartial and ethical manner while protecting individual’s rights, preserving public safety, protecting the quality of life, and deterring future criminal behavior.
The secondary purpose of the Municipal Court is to effectively and efficiently generate and process all cases filed with the Municipal Court.

Mission Statement

The Brenham Municipal Court’s mission is to provide access to a fair and impartial judicial system that is dedicated to administering justice with the utmost respect, integrity, and professionalism while providing excellent customer service in an effective and efficient manner so that public trust and confidence in the judicial system is upheld.


PO Box 1059
Brenham, Texas 77834-1059

200 W. Vulcan St.
Brenham, Texas 77833

Phone/Fax Number
Municipal Court: 979-337-7599
City Marshal: 979-337-7501
Fax Number: 979-337-7504

Hours of Operation
8:00 am to 4:30 pm