Municipal Court

For more information contact us
Steve Spoon, Judge
Stephens County Courthouse
200 West Walker
Breckenridge, TX 76424

Melissa Vick
Municipal Court Clerk
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Monday - Friday
Mission Statement

The Municipal Court and its' staff are dedicated and committed to promoting the highest standards in customer service, upholding the integrity of the court and serving the citizens of Breckenridge in a courteous, efficient and professional manner.  The Municipal Court is dedicated to principles of fair and impartial justice while maintaining the public’s and law enforcement’s trust and confidence.

Municipal Court Overview 

Municipal Courts are the judicial branch of city government. In addition, the Municipal Court is part of the state judicial system. Municipal Courts hear Class C Misdemeanor criminal cases, including traffic violations, for which the maximum fine, upon conviction, does not exceed $500, and for which no jail sentence may be assessed. They also hear cases involving violation of city ordinances, which may have fines up to $2,000 for certain offenses.

When you receive a citation, the options you have to resolve your case can vary depending on many different factors including but not limited to: the type of violation, the severity of the violation, the age of the defendant, etc. The first thing you will need to do is enter a plea on or before your appearance date. Once you enter a plea, you may be scheduled for a court date, or you may have the option of disposing of the case without appearing in open court. If your situation allows you to resolve the matter without appearing in open court, you may pay the fine, provide proof for expired violations or insurance matters, or you may be eligible for an alternative sentencing option such as deferred disposition (deferred adjudication), or a driving safety course.

PLEASE NOTE: The Breckenridge Municipal Court does NOT handle DBAs, vehicle registrations, title transfers, birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses or divorces. You will need to contact your County Court to handle those types of cases. For driver’s license renewals, surcharge information, driving permits, etc., you will need to contact a DPS Office. 

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Under our American system of justice, all persons are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. On a plea of not guilty, a trial is held and the State is required to prove what it charges in the complaint, "beyond a reasonable doubt," before a guilty verdict can be reached.

Accident Cases

The Municipal Court has no jurisdiction over damages caused by an auto accident. Settlement of damages is a matter for a civil court to decide.

Presiding Judge/Alternate Judge Information:

The Honorable Steve Spoon is the Presiding Judge over the court.

Please note that Municipal Court is now held at the Stephens County Court House, 
200 West Walker, Breckenridge, TX 76424

“Nothing contained herein is intended to be nor should be construed as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. The information on this site is compiled and made available as a public service by the Breckenridge Municipal Court. However, neither the Court nor the City of Breckenridge makes any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information herein, and is not responsible for errors or omissions, or for results obtained from the use of this information.”

DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM (DRP)The Driver Responsibility Program through DPS has been repealed.  Effective September 1, 2019, all DRP surcharge suspensions will end.  Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding this repeal.  If you have further questions, please contact Department of Public Safety at

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