The Court of the City of Yukon is the Judicial Branch of city government and is created by state law and city ordinance as a Court Not of Record. The Court serves the citizens of Yukon through the efficient processing of misdemeanor violations. All felonies and misdemeanors committed in the City of Yukon, but outside the parameters of the Yukon City Code, are prosecuted in Canadian County District Court.
The Court is dedicated to protecting the rights of all parties but shall assess a penalty that will deter the offender from similar conduct, therefore, acting in the best interest of the entire community. Each defendant, witness, attorney, complaining party, and the officer is treated with equal respect. The maximum fine in Court is $750, unless otherwise determined by state law, and/or 60 days in jail. This does not include state-mandated fees, court costs, or city fees.
The Judge is appointed by City Council and is responsible for the determination of an alleged violation of an ordinance in an impartial and unbiased manner.
The Court staff includes one Court Clerk and two Deputy Court Clerks. This division is responsible for the recording of case dispositions, preparing writs, processes and other administrative support. This division gives receipts for all fines and fees payable to the court, deposits the funds with the Finance Department, and prepares necessary fiscal reports as well as statistical reports.