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Traffic Citations Info

 

If you are charged with any of the following minor traffic offenses, you may pay BEFORE the Court date by mailing your payment in full via money order or cashier's check (we do not accept personal checks) made payable to:

Tuscaloosa Municipal Court
P.O. Box 2089
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Please include a self addressed stamped envelope if you want a receipt. Include your copy of the ticket with your signature on the back, or you may appear in person on or before your court date * at 2122 6th St., Tuscaloosa, AL to plead guilty and pay your fine.  The court accepts cash and Master Card or Visa (ID required).

 

To contest your citation, please come on your court date to speak with the Judge.

To contest or obtain information regarding red light camera tickets, click here or call 855-370-4229.

The Court will not grant youthful offender for minor traffic violations.

*Your court date and time will be on your copy of the citation where it says "Court Appearance".

 

Traffic citations are divided into two categories: 

Court Appearance Not Required Citations

  • If you have a citation that does not require a court appearance and would like to take care of it without appearing in court, you may do so by appearing in-person at the court office and entering a plea of guilt to the traffic offense. At that time you will pay for the citation. This must be done at least 24 hours in advance of your court date to avoid any late fees.
  • You may pay your citation online or remit your plea and payment by mail. Payments made with a debit or credit card will incur a service fee. We must receive your plea and payment within the Municipal Court office at least 24 hours before your court date. Postmark dates will not be honored as meeting the deadline.

Court Appearance Required Citations

  • If your citation requires a court appearance, you must appear in court on the court date listed on the citation. You will appear before the prosecutor and Municipal Judge and enter a plea on the charge. If you plead guilty, the judge will determine your fine amount and you will be able to pay the fine at that time. If you plead not guilty, your case will be granted a trial court date for a later time.
  • Requesting traffic diversion: To request traffic diversion (driving school) on certain citations for dismissal, please appear in court. If granted diversion you are required to complete all classes and pay court costs.
  • If you have more than one citation, then you must appear before the judge.

Citations that require a court appearance

  • Suspended License
  • Revoked License
  • Reckless Driving
  • Blue Lights
  • Leaving the Scene
  • DUI
  • Any other tickets not listed on the Traffic Citation Fee Schedule
  • Ordinance violations, with exception of open beverage and loud noise.
  • Multiple citations

 

Below are the fines and court costs if you pay before and on your court date:

Citation Fine
Blocking Highway $182
Improper Passing $182
Child Restraint $187
Improper Signal $182
Crossing Fire Hose $212
Improper Tag $187
Cutting Private Property $187
Improper Tires $182
Cutting Funeral Procession $187
Improper Turn $182
Dealer's Tag $212
Improper Window Tint $182
Driver's License Restriction $222
License Not in Possession $222
Driving on Sidewalk $182
Littering from Vehicle $362
Driving on Wrong Side of Road $192
No Helmet $172
Engine Running Unattended $192
No Proof of Insurance $362
Equipment Violations $182
No State Driver's License $237
Expired Driver's License $232
Obstruction of Driver's View $182
Expired Tag $187
Permit Required - Oversized Load $412
Failure to Dim $172
Running Red Light $182
Failure to Stop at RR Crossing $172
Running Stop Sign $182
Failure to Yield Right of Way $182
Seat Belt Violation $41
Following Emergency Vehicle $212
Speeding $182
Following Too Closely $182
Speeding 25 MPH over Limit $202
Going Around Barricade $192
Spilling Vehicle Load $662
Improper Brakes $182
Switched Tag $262
Improper Lane Change/Usage $182
Texting While Driving $187
Improper Lights $182
Wrong Way on One Way Street $192

 

Parking Court

Parking Court is held the last Friday of each month at 8 a.m. No exceptions. Payments are accepted 7 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

To contest a parking ticket please attend court on the date listed on the citation.

Citation Fine
Handicap Parking $100
Parking on Private Property $50
Fire Lane $100
Erase Chalk Mark $15
Prohibited Parking $50
Abandoned Vehicle $15
Overtime Parking $15
Designation Parking Prohibited $50
Loading Zone $15
Parking to Obstruct Traffic $15
Improper Angle Parking $15
Parking in Alley $15
Displaying Vehicle for Sale $15
Prohibited Parking in a Lot $50
Parking in a Historical District $50