Municipal Court

Presiding Judge – Debra Champagne
Associate Judge – Don Byrnes
Associate Judge – Ronique Bastine
Associate Judge – Robert Richter

Nicole Nguyen – Court Department Director

2610 South Main
Stafford, Texas 77477

Phone: 281-261-3930
Fax: 281-261-3935

Email Court Director

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday through Friday – from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed for legal holidays

Municipal Courtroom

The Municipal Court Department processes court cases where an allegation of city code violation has been made or a defendant is accused of a Class C misdemeanor within the territorial city limits. Such violations are generally punishable by fines up to $500, but fines of up to $2,000 may be assessed for violations relating to fire safety, zoning, public health and sanitation.

The Municipal Court Judge has authority to issue warrants for the apprehension and arrest of persons charged with the commission of an offense, issue search warrants and emergency protection orders, hold preliminary hearings, discharge an accused, or remand the accused to jail and set bail.

Class C misdemeanors (crimes punishable by a maximum fine of $500) include public intoxication, theft less than $50, disorderly conduct, minor in possession of alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia and minor in possession of tobacco products.

Mission Statement

The mission of Stafford Municipal Court is to be impartial and timely in the disposition of all cases and to serve the public in a courteous and efficient manner.


For information on a particular Municipal Court matter, select from the following directory: