The Municipal Court and Clerk’s offices are located at Trussville City Hall (Municipal Building) at 131 Main Street, (205) 655-8352 FAX (205)661-4069. Municipal Court has jurisdiction over traffic violations, municipal ordinance violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Court sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 4:00 p.m. and on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, at noon. Trials and reviews are typically set for the 2nd Thursday of each month. Traffic arraignments are set for the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Arraignments set for drugs, alcohol, domestic violence, theft, and other misdemeanor violation/offenses are set for the 4th Thursday of each month. Please note and review your traffic ticket or your jail release paperwork 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 and costs in compliance with the State of Alabama 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 Municipal 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, debit/credit card certified check, or money order. No personal checks are accepted. Do not send cash in the mail. All debit/credit card payments will have a 4.5% processing fee assessed. Fines and costs may also be made by calling our automated voice portal at (205) 490-7729 or online by clicking the link above. Partial payments may only be made in person as ordered by the Municipal Judge.
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. Please allow 48 business hours for your report to be processed. An investigator may then refer the complainant to the municipal court magistrate at a set date and time 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 Department 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 Tuesday 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.