Municipal Court


Birmingham Municipal Court

judge-andra-sparkAndra D. Sparks, Presiding Judge

The Court is authorized to hear misdemeanor criminal and traffic cases which involve offenses committed within its police jurisdiction. The Court operates in accordance with the Alabama State Code Title 12 Chapter 14 and the Birmingham General City Code Chapter 8.

The Municipal Court is required by law to perform the following:

  • Issue arrest and search warrants
  • Set bail and approve bonds
  • Conduct trials and hearings
  • Operate the Citations Bureau to process less serious traffic and some non-traffic cases without a formal court appearance

Birmingham Municipal Court is the vehicle through which most citizens come into contact with the judicial system, either as a defendant, complaining party, witness or victim.

Contact Us:

David J. Vann Municipal Justice Center
801 17th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 254-2161
Fax: (205) 254-2164

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Municipal Services Building
808 18th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 254-2525
Fax: (205) 254-2164

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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