The Municipal Court of the City of Roswell operates with seven full-time employees in addition to the elected judge. These include one Court Clerk, five Deputy Court Clerks and one Bailiff. The Court hears cases involving all types of violations of city ordinances as contained in the Roswell Municipal Code. They range from criminal violations, traffic violations (as contained in both the Roswell Municipal Code and the New Mexico Uniform Traffic Code), Code Enforcement matters, Animal Control matters and some violations contained in the City of Roswell Zoning Ordinance.
In addition, the Court is responsible for accounting for bail bonds received, as well as receiving payments for fines imposed. Anyone entering the courtroom is subject to electronic search.