Municipal court is a lower level local court which may handle matters criminal and traffic misdemeanor offenses such as:

Domestic Violence

Passing Bad Checks

Driving Under the Influence

Speeding Tickets


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:

  •  Evictions

  • Damages on Default Judgments

  • Pre-judgment and post-judgment attachment proceedings

  • Trusteeships

  • Judgment Debtor Examinations

  • Small Claims Cases

  • Certain appeals from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles 

  • Sentence Enforcement

  • Traffic Arraignments

  • Parking Violation Appeals

  • Applications for release of rent


Local court rules may apply to a municipal court, depending on the jurisdiction.