Municipal Court

Please note: Clerks are not licensed attorneys and cannot provide legal advice. Please allow 2 working days before contacting the court.

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over Class C misdemeanors issued by city police officers, code enforcement and animal control officials most of which include traffic violations, city ordinance, parking, juvenile offenses and parking violations

Mission

The mission of the Municipal Court is to provide an accessible legal forum for individuals to have their court matters heard fairly, efficiently and while providing a high level of integrity, professionalism and customer service.

Payment Options

Fines are subject to change, contact the court for correct amount.

Forms of payment are: Cash, Cashier's Check, Money Order, Visa & Mastercard (some violations may be paid online Court Payments)Personal checks are NOT accepted.

Drive Up Drop Box

A 24-hour drive up drop box is located to the far left of the parking lot if you are facing the front doors of City Hall. Located off on the driver's side of the curb for you to drive right up to.

Do not include cash. Write the citation number on your payment. Payments are made payable to City of Keene.

In Case of Emergency

In case of emergency or weather conditions check the City of Keene website and social media sites for updates for court cancellations or juror information cancellations.

Docket & Warrant List


Juveniles - Summons to Parent/Guardian of Juvenile

State law requires that juveniles 16 and under appear before the judge in person with a parent or legal guardian. A parent/guardian summons will be mailed with the official summons for the scheduled court date. 

This summons issued to a parent is an order to appear personally at the hearing with the child. Failure of the parent to appear may result in arrest and is a class C misdemeanor. A child and parent required to appear before the court have an obligation to provide the court in writing with the current address and residence of the child. 

Obligation

The obligation does not end when the child reaches age 17. On or before the seventh day after the date the child or parent changes residence, the child or parent shall notify the court of the current address in the manner directed by the court. A violation of this subsection may result in arrest and is a Class C Misdemeanor. The obligation to provide notice terminates on discharge and satisfaction of the judgment or final disposition not requiring a finding of guilt.

Minors

State law requires that all minors (under 21) that are charged with alcohol/tobacco-related offenses must appear in person before the judge. 

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