'Doing the Right Thing for Every Person, Always'
Welcome! The purpose of the Alabaster Municipal Court is to provide a fair, impartial and efficient process whereby city ordinance and misdemeanor complaints are adjudicated. It is our mission to provide the best quality service to the citizens of Alabaster and anyone who visits our City. The Alabaster Municipal Court is comprised of several offices and divisions that support its ability to execute statutory functions. We also perform a wide range of information management, financial management and administrative functions related to municipal and state justice services. We have taken on an active role in harmonizing with and participating in numerous community events and initiatives to educate citizens about the various services we offer.
The Alabaster Municipal Court’s hours of operation are from 8:00AM-4:30PM. Court is held in the Municipal Court Chambers at 1953 Municipal Way. Plea dockets are normally held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Trial dockets are usually held on the 1st Wednesday of each month. To view upcoming court dates, please see our Court Calendar (link). If you have any questions about your court date please feel free to contact our offices.
For your convenience we have added the ability to process certain transactions online. You have 5 methods to make a payment for court fines:
- Online: https://alabaster.govtportal.com/
- Pay by phone: 205-683-4729 (se habla espanol)
- Pay in person: to the Clerk of Court located at 1953 Municipal Way
- Drop box: For after-hours payments
- By mail: Money orders or cashier’s check
There will be a 4.5% service fee assessed by a third-party company for all debit/credit card transactions. The City of Alabaster receives no additional revenue for this fee.
There is a $25 minimum when paying by debit/credit card.
Payment received by mail should be in the form of money order or a cashier's check. Payment must be in our office at least 24 hours prior to the court date on the ticket. Traffic tickets or non-traffic cases that are listed on the fines schedule can be paid at the window by the person that received the citation. If you are unclear about your court date or the amount of the fine, please call 205-664-6835 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday. If the case is not paid before your court date or you do not appear in court, a warrant of arrest will be issued, and your driver license will be suspended.
Records requests are received and processed in our office during our normal hours of operation. The Alabama Director of Courts (ADC) establishes the rate for copies. The current rate is $5 for 1-20 pages, and $0.50 for each additional page. The rate for certification of copies is $5 extra, per page certified.
The Magistrate Division is the initial source for the filing of any criminal complaint on an offense that occurred within the city limits of Alabaster. If you are seeking to file a criminal complaint against someone, you may contact the Magistrate Division to make an appointment to speak with a magistrate. It is the magistrate’s sole discretion to issue a warrant of arrest or summons upon the determination of probable cause.