How do I get a court-appointed attorney?
You can apply for a court-appointed attorney when you appear in court. The judge will make the determination of whether you are eligible for a court-appointed attorney. Eligibility is based on financial need.
Can I bring my children with me to court?
What type of bond must I use?
You may use a bonding company, property bond or cash bond unless the warrant is for failure to appear, whereby you will have to post a cash bond.
Can I reset my court date over the phone?
No, all request for resets and/or continuances must be made in person.
Where can I pay my parking or traffic ticket?
You may pay at the cashier’s window at Tuscaloosa Municipal Court, 2122 Sixth St., or online at tuscaloosa.com/live-play/pay-citations-fines (must be by your court date). For help, call 205-248-5330.
What should I wear to court?
Suitable attire is required. Shirts and shoes are required. Halter tops, tank tops and shorts are not appropriate. No hats or scarves may be worn in the courtroom. Cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off. Children are not permitted.
How can I contact the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse?
Call 205-349-3870. More...
Can someone else pay my fine for me?
Only if you have signed a plea of guilt. Download and fill out the Guilty Plea Form at tuscaloosa.com/live-play/pay-citations-fines.
Can I plead guilty and pay a fine to the court before my court date?
Only if it is a minor traffic violation. View fines and court costs for minor traffic violations at tuscaloosa.com/court/traffic-citations-info.
What do I do if I get a Minor in Possession citation?
You will have to appear in court on the court date on your citation. Your options will be presented to you at that time. The court will make the determination if you are eligible for a dismissal.