Citizens Guide to Municipal Court

The purpose of the municipal court is to provide a fair, impartial, efficient court system for municipal charges. Municipal Court has jurisdiction over the following violations, if the alleged violation occurred inside the city limits of Artesia.

  • Traffic citation court appearances
  • Traffic citation penalty assessment
  • Animal Control
  • Parking Citation
  • Shoplifting
  • Driving While Impaired (DWI) – 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  • Code Enforcement
  • Petty Misdemeanors