Municipal Court

Municipal Court has jurisdiction over traffic violations, misdemeanor offenses, and ordinance violations established by the Code of Ordinances and committed within the city limits of Chelsea, Alabama. 


A Spanish interpreter is available at every court session.

If the citation/case is NOT paid before your court date or you DO NOT appear in court, an arrest warrant will be issued and your drivers license will be suspended.

  1. paying fines

If the Defendant wishes to enter a plea of guilty, certain charges may be paid without appearing in court. To obtain the amount of these fines and other information regarding a citation, contact the Magistrate’s office. Please wait 48 hours after receiving a citation before calling for information.

After the fine amount has been established, you may pay in person, mail, or by phone no later than the court date shown on the citation. Chelsea’s Municipal Court accepts the following forms of payment:  cash, money order, cashier’s check, credit & or debit cards. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED. 


 You MUST wear shirts/bottoms/shoes & no hats are allowed.
  • No Cell Phones
  • No Food/Drinks
  • No Large Purses
  • No Pics/Videos