Douglas Municipal Court

The Douglas Municipal Court is the Judicial Branch of the governing body of the Town of Douglas.  The Court is part of the Alabama Unified Judicial System.  The Municipal Court handles all traffic citations, municipal ordinance violations and misdemeanor criminal arrests initiated by the Douglas Police Department.  Court Office  Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Closed for lunch between 12:00 and 1:00.  NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND NO MESSAGES WILL BE RETURNED ON COURT DAY.  IF PAYMENT IS DUE, YOU MUST APPEAR IN COURT AND THEN MAKE YOUR PAYMENT.

Court is held on the first Wednesday of the month starting at 2:00 p.m. 

Presiding Judge – The Honorable J. Shannon Mitchell

Prosecutor – The Honorable P.J. Harris

Court Clerk/Magistrate – Carolyn Garrett

Chief of Police – Chief Eric Speight

If you have any questions concerning the Municipal Court, you may call the Court Clerk/Magistrate at 256-593-9531, extension 1  or by email courtclerk@douglasal.com

PAYMENTS

To Pay Your Ticket by Mail

      Send a cashier’s  check or money order for the exact amount  to:

      Town of Douglas, P.O. Box 45, Douglas, Al  35964

      NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  CHECKS   WILL BE RETURNED TO        

      DEFENDANT!

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To Pay at the Court Office – 55 Hwy 168, Horton, Alabama  35980

        The person who received the ticket must appear in person to enter a guilty plea.  No one

        else can enter the plea for you.  Payment in full by cash, money order, cashier check or

        credit card must be paid at the time the plea is entered.  The Clerk’s office is open Monday

        through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Closed for lunch 12:00 – 1:00.

Some minor violations may be settled without making a court appearance if:

           You wish to plead guilty to the charge and

           You pay the ticket in full prior to your court date.

           Court appearance is required if you want to make partial payment.

Not Guilty Plea:  If you wish to contest the ticket, you must appear in court on the date   

            indicated on your ticket. 

To Pay Your Ticket by Credit Card

 

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Visit douglasal.govtportal.com

Or pay by phone (855)909-9531

You will need to contact the Court Clerk for your case number before making payments.

There will be a 4.5% service fee with a minimum charge of $3.00 assessed by a third-party for all debit and credit card payments. Town of Douglas Municipal Court receives no additional revenue from this fee.

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Court Ordered Services

        Douglas Municipal Court utilizes the following services:

               Marshall County Court Referral

               Marshall County Community Punishment and Corrections

 

Civil Matters: 

Douglas Municipal Court is a criminal misdemeanor court.  The following civil matters must be directed to the Marshall County Courthouse located in Guntersville, Alabama.

     File a Complaint

     Obtain Marriage License

     Property Assessments

     File a small claims suit

     Tax Assessor

     Voters Registration

     Car Tags

     Driver License

     Probate

 

Driver License Questions

ALL questions regarding your driver’s license should be directed to the Alabama Dept. of Public Safety