Municipal Court

"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 dispense justice. As mandated, the Office of the Clerk of Court properly processes, secures and houses all records originating from official court proceedings within the City of Alabaster. The Magistrate Division convenes various hearings and proceedings to expeditiously adjudicate pursuant to applicable State and local laws.

In addition to the Office of Clerk of Court and Magistrate Division, we also perform a wide range of information management, financial management and administrative functions related to municipal and state justice services within our Administrative Division. We have also taken on an active role in harmonizing and participating in numerous community events and initiatives to help eradicate crime and educate citizens about the various services offered in our offices.

Court Services

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 visit our Court Calendar link. If you have any questions about your court date and time please contact our offices at 205-664-6835 or email us at

For your convenience we have added the ability to process certain transactions online. You have 5 methods to make a payment for court fines:

  1. Online:
  2. Pay by phone: 205-683-4729 (se habla espanol)
  3. Pay in person: to the Clerk of Court located at 1953 Municipal Way
  4. Drop box: For after-hours payments
  5. 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 checkPayment must be in our office at least 24 hours prior to the court date on the ticketTraffic 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 Services

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. Copies of public records require filling out a form, which is located in our office. Once filled out, it will then have been approved by the appropriate official and returned to our office. You will then be contacted with further instructions. Please allow 48-72 hours for your request to be fulfilled

​Magistrate Services

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 at 205-664-6835 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.