Municipal Court

The RenoMunicipalCourt is the Judicial Branch of City Government. The Municipal Court handles Class C misdemeanor criminal cases, including traffic violations. Cases involving violations of city ordinances are also tried in the Municipal Court.

The mission of the Municipal Court is to provide an accessible legal forum for individuals to have their court matters heard in a fair and unbiased manner, while providing a high level of integrity, professionalism and customer service.


Below are several sources of information for persons who do not have a lawyer. The information is not legal advice and does not take the place of talking to a lawyer.

Texas Law Help

Information about different areas of the law for people who are handling their own simple civil legal matter.  It also has a Chat service that allows the user to chat with someone who can help

Texas Court Help

Videos and other information in English and Spanish about going through the court system, including information about how to find a lawyer, where to find forms, and how to get ready to go to court.

Texas State Law Library Consumer & Self-Help Information

The State Law Library web site has Self-Help information, forms, and links.  Its Ask a Librarian feature allows users to get legal information from a librarian by email.


It is always best to have a lawyer.  The law and court proceedings are complicated, and lawyers have legal training. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and options and help get the best result possible in your case. Sometimes even simple matters can have consequences that you are not aware of or do not understand.