Municipal Court

Effective September 8, 2020

 Athens Municipal Court office is now open to the public.

If your court date was cancelled and your mailing address has changed, please email us your current mailing address or you will not receive your new court date.   Send the information to

If you need to pay a citation, make a payment, or register for Defensive Driving School, please call 256-233-8733 and we can accept your payment over the phone using a debit/credit card. 

If you have any further questions, you may also contact us via email at


Certain cases do not require a court appearance. Please contact our office at 256-233-8733 or for options.  If your offense is payable, telephone payments are accepted and encouraged.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

The office may be closed on the Tuesday and Thursdays, when court is in session.  




If your mailing address has changed, please email us at

Municipal Court is held each Thursday beginning at 9 a.m.  Arraignments or Pleas are held on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Thursday.   Trials are held the 3rd Thursday of each month.

**We will also have court on Tuesdays temporarily to regulate docket case loads due to cancellations March through June**
                    Your case must be on the docket to go before the Judge.

​****Below are the new court guidelines that will be used when court re-opens on July 7, 2020****

In Person Court Proceedings