The Municipal Court and Clerk’s offices are located at Trussville City Hall (Municipal Building) at 131 Main Street, (205) 655-8352. Municipal Court has jurisdiction over traffic violations, municipal ordinance violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Court sessions are held on the first four Wednesdays of each month at 4:00 p.m. and on the first four Thursdays of each month, at noon. Trials and reviews are typically set for the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Traffic arraignments are set for the second and fourth Wednesday. Arraignments set for Drugs and Alcohol & Domestic Violence are set for the first Wednesday of each month. Arraignments for Theft cases are set for the third Wednesday of each month. Please note and review your traffic ticket or your jail release paper work as they will reflect your assigned court date and time.
Many minor violations may be settled prior to the court date by payment of a fine in compliance with the established fee schedule. If the fine is paid prior to the court date, a court appearance is not necessary. A ticket may be paid in person at the Court Office during regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., or by mail to Trussville Muinicipal Court, P.O. Box 159, Trussville, AL 35173. Mailed payments must include the ticket copy signed by the defendant on the back and dated. Payments may be made using cash, certified check, or money order. No personal checks are accepted. Do not send cash in the mail.
Obtaining a warrant of arrest. The Municipal Court magistrate may issue warrants of arrest on misdemeanor offenses. The incident should first be reported to the police department and an incident report made. The police officer may then refer the complainant to the municipal court magistrate or to the county magistrate if it is determined that the offense is a felony. The complainant will be placed under oath by the magistrate and asked to give a sworn statement in writing. Should the magistrate determine that there is sufficient probable cause that an offense was committed and that the person named committed the offense, then a warrant of arrest will be issued. The complainant will be required to appear in court and to give testimony. Defendants on misdemeanor offenses are allowed to make bail or bond according to the approved bail/bond schedule.
The City jail is housed at City Hall at 131 Main Street in the Police Department area on the west end of the building. You may obtain bond information by calling the Trussville Police Departemnt at (205) 655-2101 or Trussville Municipal Court at (205) 655-8352, Mail may be sent to inmates in care of the Trussville City Jail,P. O. Box 159, Trussville, AL 35173.
Jail visiting hours are Sunday and Thursday from 1:00 p.m until 3:00 p.m. Inmates may have a maximum of two visitors per day, with only one visitor at a time. All visitors must produce identification before being allowed to visit each time.