Municipal Court - Court Magistrates

Judge Andra D. Sparks, Presiding
801 17th Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
205-254-2161
Municpal Court Building                                            

The Municipal Court consists of five courts:
Misdemeanor and Domestic Violence Court
David J. Vann Municipal Justice Center

Courtroom B
Judge Agnes Chappell


Presiding Court/Drug Court/Gun Court/Veteran’s Treatment Court
David J. Vann Municipal Justice Center
Courtroom C
Judge Andra D. Sparks


David Barnes’ South Court
Birmingham City Jail Facility
Judge Deborah Montgomery


Traffic Court
David J. Vann Municipal Justice Center
Courtroom A
Judge Brendette Green


Bilingual Court/Misdemeanor Court/Environmental Court
David J. Vann Municipal Justice Center
Judge Nyya Parson-Hudson

The Court is closed for the following holidays:

  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans' Day
  • Thanksgiving and the Friday After
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day

Magistrates
The Magistrate Office is located at 808 18th Street North, Birmingham, AL. 35203. Hours of operation are 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday for the public.
To issue a warrant, affiants must have the following information. The magistrate will ask numerous questions in the establishment of probable cause. Your failure to answer truthfully will hamper the possibility of issuing a warrant.
Please make sure that you have the following information for the deposition hearing.

  • A copy of your incident report. If you do not have a copy you must get one from the Birmingham Police Department, 1710 - 1st Avenue North.
  • If you have only the case number, this will NOT BE ENOUGH information for the deposition hearing.
  • You must complete an Affidavit before talking to a magistrate.
  • Please have your witnesses present.
  • Warrants CANNOT be issued on first names or without a VALID ADDRESS.  NOTE - The more information that you have on the defendant, the greater the chances are of getting a warrant issued after probable cause has been established by the hearing magistrate.
  • Just because you have a police report does not insure that a warrant will be issued. Probable cause must be established by the hearing magistrate.
  • To obtain a warrant for criminal mischief, you must have an estimate of the damages for the purposes of restitution.
  • For unauthorized use of a vehicle, you must have documentation of ownership of the vehicle.
  • For DOMESTIC VIOLENCE cases, a TWELVE HOUR COOLING OFF PERIOD IS REQUIRED.
  • ONCE A WARRANT IS ISSUED IT CANNOT BE DROPPED.

 

 

 

 

 

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