Departments / Municipal Court

City of Livingston, Texas


The Municipal Court is located at the City Hall / Police Station Complex in Livingston, at 200 West Church Street.

The Judge of the Municipal Court is Mack Coats.
The Associate Judge of the Municipal Court is Gene Bush.

The Clerk of the Municipal Court is Sarah Milner, who can be reached at (936) 327-9322.

The Prosecutor for the Municipal Court, is Jim Wright, City Attorney for the City of Livingston, who can be reached at (936) 327-4311.

The Livingston Municipal Court is responsible for Class C misdemeanors, Animal Control Violations, Code Enforcement Violations and and other state and city ordinance violations punishable by fines only. The court conducts hearings and trials, collect fines, issues warrants of arrest, and arraigns prisoners in all types of felony and misdemeanor violations. Municipal Court does not handle divorce cases, child support, or other civil matters.

Court hours are: Monday - 8:00 A.M. to Noon, and 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday -  8:00 A.M. to Noon, and 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.; Friday - 8:00 A.M. to Noon, and 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. The Judge is available from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, and if needed, from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Monday. The Municipal Court is located in the Livingston City Complex at 200 W. Church St.

Recap of Violations and
Fines During 2011
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Criminal Violations  
Other Violations  
Total Violations  
Total Fines and Fees Collected  


Common Questions

How long do I have to take care of a traffic ticket?
You must enter a plea on each violation no later than the appearance date on the citation. You may plea Not Guilty, Guilty, or No Contest.

What is No Contest?
Please of No Contest mean that you do not contest the charges filed against you, but a guilty judgment will be entered and a fine assessed.

If I plead Not Guilty, what will happen then?
When you enter a plea of Not Guilty, you will be notified by certified mail when you must appear for trial and any other required procedures. You have a right to a jury trial if you request one.

Can I get a payment plan or an extension?
You have to appear in person before the Judge to request either a payment plan or an extension.

Can I take Defensive Driving to dismiss this citation?
If you have not had Defensive Driving in the preceding 12 months and you have a valid Texas Drivers License and proof of financial responsibility, you may qualify to have one charge dismissed by taking a course. However, you cannot take Defensive Driving for the following violations:

  • speeding 25 mph over the posted limit

  • any traffic offense with a CDL

  • passing a school bus

  • any offense in a construction zone with workers present

  • reckless driving

  • leaving the scene of an accident

  • fleeing a police officer

If you meet the qualifications, you must request in writing, permission to take Defensive Driving, pay the court costs and state tax and enter a written plea of Guilty or No Contest. You will have ninety (90) days to complete the course and file the completion certificate with the Court.

What citations are dismissed?
Proof of Financial Responsibility violations may be dismissed if valid proof of financial responsibility in effect on the date of the offense is presented to the court. Expired Inspection Sticker violations may be dismissed if valid proof that the inspection sticker violation was corrected within ten days of violation is presented to the court and an administration fee is paid.

City of Livingston
200 West Church Street
Livingston, Texas   77351

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