The Municipal court has suspended most of its activities while maintaining some essential services.
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Montréal's municipal court has jurisdiction over the entire city the city in civil, criminal and penal matters and includes, in particular, all legal services pertaining to the processing of traffic and parking related statements of offence. It operates under the authority of the Direction des services judiciaires of the Service des affaires juridiques et de l'évaluation foncière and is governed by the Municipal Courts Act.
The municipal court, as a tribunal, is accessible to citizens, providing efficient and humane community justice. Its activities span a network of five strategic locations comprising a total of 20 courtrooms where the court hears cases in matters under its jurisdiction according to a flexible schedule that allows for personalized service.