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Municipal court is a lower level local court which may handle matters criminal and traffic misdemeanor offenses such as:
Passing Bad Checks
Driving Under the Influence
The court also has civil jurisdiction that includes landlord tenant cases and
claims where the amount does not exceed a certain dollar limit.
Typical cases heard include:
Damages on Default Judgments
Pre-judgment and post-judgment attachment proceedings
Judgment Debtor Examinations
Small Claims Cases
Certain appeals from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Parking Violation Appeals
Applications for release of rent
Local court rules may apply to a municipal court, depending on the jurisdiction.
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