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
- Driving While Impaired (DWI) – 1st, 2nd and 3rd
- Code Enforcement
- Petty Misdemeanors