Municipal Court

Office of the Court Clerk and Magistrate

The Municipal Court Clerk’s Office is responsible for processing all traffic tickets, criminal misdemeanor cases, and municipal ordinance violations made by the Cullman Police Department. The Court Clerk’s Office receives payments for fines and issues warrants of arrest on misdemeanor cases. All Municipal Court hearings and trials are held in the Lucille N. Galin Municipal Auditorium located inside City Hall.

PROBATION PAYMENT POLICY

Monthly probation payments are due on the 1st day of each month. If the 1st day of the month falls on a holiday or weekend then, the payment is due the next business day. Any defendant who fails to make their probation payment by the 10th day of the month will be mailed a notice to appear in court to show cause for non-payment. It is the defendant’s responsibility to ensure the court has the correct mailing address.

FAILURE TO APPEAR TO SHOW CAUSE WILL RESULT IN A WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Payments may be mailed to the following address:

Cullman Municipal Court
P.O. BOX 278
Cullman, AL 35056

Please ensure to include the defendant’s name and case number if possible. Only personal checks, certified checks, and money orders should be sent through the mail. If you would like a receipt, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment.

Payments using credit or debit cards can also be made over the phone. Please call (256)775-7136. Credit and debit card payments will not be accepted after 3:30p.m.

TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Pursuant to Rule 20 of the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure, magistrates may accept guilty pleas up to 72 hours before the given court date for traffic citations listed on the Magistrates Fine Schedule. Any offense not listed will require a court appearance. PLEASE NOTE: Any defendant who receives more than one traffic citation, to include offenses listed on the Magistrates Fine Schedule, are required to appear on their given court date. This excludes warnings issued by officers.

COURT INFORMATION

Court dockets are typically held twice each month on Wednesday at 3:00p.m. for arraignments and Thursday at 3:00p.m. for attorneys and trials. All defendants are entitled to a trial. If you would like a trial on your case you must request a trial when called by the prosecutor. The prosecutor will then continue your case to the next available trial docket. Defendants subject to a jail sentence may request a court appointed attorney if they are unable to afford an attorney by filling out an Affidavit of Substantial Hardship form. Defendants who would like to attend driving school or perform community service may request such when called by the prosecutor.

COURT CASES WILL NOT BE RESCHEDULED THE DAY OF COURT!

Prior to the day of court, the court may approve a defendant’s case to be rescheduled if presented with the following written documentation:

  • Doctor’s Excuse
  • Letter of Incarceration
  • Letter of Admittance to a Rehab Facility
  • Military Leave
  • Jury Duty

RECORD REQUEST

Pursuant to the Code of Alabama, 36-12-40, “Every citizen has a right to inspect and take a copy of any public writing of this state, except as otherwise expressly provided by statue.” To request a copy of a public court record, a Request for Records form must be completed and submitted to the court. Please allow two weeks to receive your requested records. Once your request is submitted our office will process the request in the order it was received. Requests should mailed to the following address:

Cullman Municipal Court
P.O. BOX 278
Cullman, AL 35056

The Municipal Court clerk and magistrates are not responsible for any errors in the information supplied and are not liable for any use or disclosure of said information. This office has Cullman, Alabama Municipal Court records only and cannot supply Federal, Circuit, or District records, or records from other counties or other states. Juvenile records, Youthful Offender records and records which have been sealed by the court are not public record. Sex Offender offenses involving minors may have victim’s information deleted, which is required by law.