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 4:00 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 EACH MONTH STARTING AT 2:00 P.M.
IF YOU HAVE 2 OR MORE TICKETS, YOU MUST APPEAR IN COURT. NO PAYMENTS ACCEPTED!!!.
If you miss your scheduled court date, you must come to court on the next regularly scheduled court date.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Pague su multa de trafico en la web usando su tarjeta de credito o de debito.
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 4:00 p.m. Closed for lunch 12:00 – 1:00.
** SPECIAL NOTE: IF YOU HAVE 2 OR MORE TICKETS, YOU MUST COME TO COURT. NO PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN ANY FORM.
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
Or pay by phone (855)909-9531
You will need to contact the Court Clerk for your case number before making payments.
Partial Payments are allowed. Follow instructions to make sure payment is processed correctly.
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.
IF YOU HAVE 2 OR MORE TICKETS YOU MAY NOT PAY BY CREDIT CARD AND MUST APPEAR IN COURT.
DRIVING SCHOOL WEBSITE
Select State of Alabama
Select Traffic Ticket Dismissal & Point Reduction
Purchase Course and proceed with test.
Test is the 6 hour test.
Court Ordered Services
Douglas Municipal Court utilizes the following services:
Marshall County Court Referral
Marshall County Community Punishment and Corrections
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
File a small claims suit
Driver License Questions
ALL questions regarding your driver’s license should be directed to the Alabama Dept. of Public Safety