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 Cullman City Hall.

ONLINE PAYMENTS: www.cullmanal.govtportal.com

PHONE PAYMENTS: (256) 408-3575 (pay in full with case number) | (256) 775-7136 ext. 0 (partial payments)

IN-PERSON PAYMENTS: Payments accepted at the Municipal Court office in the form of cash, check, money order, credit card*, or debit card*.

SELF-SERVE KIOSK PAYMENTS: The self-serve kiosk located in front of the Municipal Court office will accept credit card* or debit card* payments.

PAYMENTS BY MAIL: Mail to Cullman Municipal Court, P.O. BOX 278, Cullman, AL 35056. Include defendant’s name and case number, if possible. Only send personal checks, certified checks, and money orders. If you want a receipt, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

AFTER-HOURS DROP BOX: After-Hours Drop Box located in the South Parking Lot of Cullman City Hall. Completely fill out the drop box envelope provided on the drop box stand and place payment inside the envelope before leaving the payment in the drop box to ensure that the payment is credited to the correct account.

PLEASE NOTE: Credit/debit card payments will incur a 3% transaction fee.

ONLINE PAYMENTS
Payments may be submitted online through Govt Portal by visiting www.cullmanal.govtportal.com.

PHONE PAYMENTS

  • To pay in full over the phone with your case number, please call (256) 408-3575.
  • To make a partial payment over the phone, please call (256) 775-7136 ext. 0.

Click here to download the MAGISTRATES FINE SCHEDULE.

PLEASE NOTE: Credit/debit card payments will incur a 3% transaction fee.

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 Cullman Municipal Court, P.O. Box 278, Cullman, AL  35056-0278, or hand-delivered to our office at Cullman City Hall, 204 Second Avenue Northeast, Cullman, Alabama 35055.

PUBLIC COURT RECORD FEE SCHEDULE

MUNICIPAL COURT CASE COPY FEE: There shall be a five (5) dollar charge for each copy per court case up to twenty (20) pages, and fifty (50) cents per each one-sided page over the twenty (20) page copy limit.

MUNICIPAL COURT ARCHIVED RECORDS FEE: For Archival Record Searches of the court, the fee shall be twenty-five (25) dollars per court case for a search that requires the magistrate or court clerk to pursue records in closed case files, on microfilm, in registries, or in any other archived format. This fee is exclusive of any other fee.

MUNICIPAL COURT RECORDS CERTIFIED FEE: There shall be a five (5) dollar charge for records to be certified per court case. This fee is exclusive of any other fee.

A “REQUEST FOR RECORDS” FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND ALL FEES PAID PRIOR TO RELEASE OF RECORDS!

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Credit/debit card payments will incur a 3% transaction fee.

To request a court-appointed attorney and/or a waiver of fees, click here to download the AFFIDAVIT OF SUBSTANTIAL HARDSHIP FORM. Form can be submitted by mail or in person. (Addresses are listed below.)

PLEASE NOTE: Credit/debit card payments will incur a 3% transaction fee.

COURT OFFICIALS

JUDGE The Honorable Jason Knight
PROSECUTOR Matt Carter
COURT CLERK/MAGISTRATE Blakelee Cockrell
SENIOR MAGISTRATE Laura Allison
MAGISTRATE Brooks Bryant

PAYMENT OPTIONS

ONLINE PAYMENTS
Payments may be submitted online through Govt Portal by visiting www.cullmanal.govtportal.com.

PHONE PAYMENTS

  • To pay in full over the phone with your case number, please call (256) 408-3575.
  • To make a partial payment over the phone, please call (256) 775-7136 ext. 0.

IN-PERSON PAYMENTS
Payments may be submitted to a magistrate at the Municipal Court office in the form of cash, check, money order, credit card*, or debit card*.

SELF-SERVE KIOSK PAYMENTS
The self-serve kiosk located in front of the Municipal Court office will accept credit card* or debit card* payments.

PAYMENTS BY MAIL
Payments may be mailed to
Cullman Municipal Court, P.O. BOX 278, Cullman, AL 35056. Please be sure 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.

AFTER-HOURS DROP BOX
Payments may be placed in the After-Hours Drop Box located in the South Parking Lot of Cullman City Hall. Defendants must completely fill out the drop box envelope provided on the drop box stand and place the payment inside the envelope before leaving the payment in the drop box to ensure that the payment is credited to the correct account.

PLEASE NOTE: Credit/debit card payments will incur a 3% transaction fee.

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.

NOTE: Defendants who receive 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 2:00p.m. for arraignments and Thursday at 2:00p.m. for attorneys and trials.

Defendants must sign-in for court using the self-serve kiosk located at the front of the Cullman Municipal Court office (204 2nd Avenue NE, Cullman, AL  35055) to go before the Judge on his or her appointed court date. After signing in, defendants are to wait outside the building. A text message will be sent to the defendant’s phone when it’s his or her turn to appear before the Judge. Any defendant that does not have the ability to receive text messages must see a magistrate PRIOR to signing in for court.

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

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

NOTE: Court cases will NOT be rescheduled on the day of court.

RECORDS 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 Cullman Municipal Court, P.O. Box 278, Cullman, AL  35056-0278, or hand-delivered to our office at Cullman City Hall, 204 Second Avenue Northeast, Cullman, Alabama 35055.

PUBLIC COURT RECORD FEE SCHEDULE

MUNICIPAL COURT CASE COPY FEE: There shall be a five (5) dollar charge for each copy per court case up to twenty (20) pages, and fifty (50) cents per each one-sided page over the twenty (20) page copy limit.

MUNICIPAL COURT ARCHIVED RECORDS FEE: For Archival Record Searches of the court, the fee shall be twenty-five (25) dollars per court case for a search that requires the magistrate or court clerk to pursue records in closed case files, on microfilm, in registries, or in any other archived format. This fee is exclusive of any other fee.

MUNICIPAL COURT RECORDS CERTIFIED FEE: There shall be a five (5) dollar charge for records to be certified per court case. This fee is exclusive of any other fee.

A “REQUEST FOR RECORDS” FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND ALL FEES PAID PRIOR TO RELEASE OF RECORDS!

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Credit/debit card payments will incur a 3% transaction fee.

RESOURCES/LINKS

City Law Enforcement Agencies

County & Local Law Enforcement Agencies

County & Local Judicial Offices

State Law Enforcement Agencies

State Judicial Offices

Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

Federal Judicial Offices

PROBATION PAYMENT POLICY

Monthly probation payments are due on the 1st day of each month. If the first day of the month falls on a holiday or weekend, then the payment is due the next business day.

Cullman Municipal Court does NOT recognize “pay ahead” payments. Any payment made above the minimum payment amount will be credited to the balance on the account but will NOT count towards the payment for the next month.

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.

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STANDARD PROBATION PAYMENT SCHEDULE

If you owe a total of $0-$500, your MINIMUM monthly payment is $25.00 per month.

If you owe a total of $501-$1000, your MINIMUM monthly payment is $50.00 per month.

If you owe a total of $1001-$1500, your MINIMUM monthly payment is $75.00 per month.

If you owe a total of $1501 or more, your MINIMUM monthly payment is $100.00 per month.

A defendant’s balance is the total amount owed for ALL CASES.

Office Hours
8AM – 4PM
Monday-Friday

Phone
256-775-7136

Fax
256-739-9365

Mailing Address
ATTN: Municipal Court
City of Cullman
P.O. Box 278
Cullman, AL  35056-0278

Office & Courtroom
Physical Address
Cullman City Hall
204 2nd Avenue NE
Cullman, AL  35055