Municipal Court

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Responsibilities and Services

The Lafayette Municipal Court has jurisdiction to hear cases that deal with the City of Lafayette Municipal Ordinances, traffic violations, and parking violations. We pride ourselves on serving the public in a manner that makes the court process accommodating and less intimidating. 

The Municipal Court strives to make sure that each defendant, witness, and victim are dealt with promptly and fairly. Everyone who comes in contact with the judicial system in Lafayette is treated with respect and civility. 

The Lafayette Municipal Court is in session twice a month.  All court appearances are held in person at the Lafayette Municipal Court. 

If you need an interpreter, one will be provided for you. Please contact

Court Instructions

Please prepare for your court appearance by carefully reviewing the Advisement of Rights under Court Resources at the bottom of the page.

Click on the traffic advisement video below to watch Judge Bailhache inform you of your rights and options prior to your initial court appearance. 

Courtroom Etiquette:

The courtroom is a formal and serious setting where matters involving real people and real lives are heard.  

Every case is important, and all participants are asked to maintain court decorum:

  1. Dress Appropriately for Court. Business attire is always appropriate for court; sweatshirts, gym clothes, Hawaiian shirts, concert t-shirts, sports team jerseys, and pajamas are never appropriate.
  2. Eliminate Distractions.  Cell phones and other technology should be powered off during the court proceeding.
  3. Do Not Bring Food or Beverages to the courtroomThis includes chewing gum.
  4. Do Not Use Tobacco or Vaping Products in the courtroom.

If you have any questions or concerns please call the court office immediately by calling 303-604-8000.


Court Resources