City of Atmore Municipal Court

Court Clerk: Van Hughes

Magistrate: Ronnel McKinley

Atmore City Hall
201 East Louisville Avenue
Atmore AL 36502

Mailing Address
Post Office Drawer 1297
Atmore AL 36504

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Closed on Monday afternoon for Court

Telephone: 251-368-3593
Fax: 251-368-1841

The Atmore Municipal Court handles city ordinance violations and misdemeanors, including minor criminal cases, traffic enforcement, shoplifting, and disturbances. The goal of the court is to uphold the law and serve the people of Atmore by providing an efficient and fair legal process.

The following information is here to help you to learn more about paying court fines and obtaining an arrest warrant.


Paying Court Fines

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over municipal ordinance violations, including both traffic and criminal offenses. Many minor violations may be settled prior to the court date by payment of prescribed fine. If paid prior to court date, a court appearance is not necessary. Fines must be paid in person to the court clerk. Fines may be paid in cash, with a certified check, money order, credit, or debit card. No personal checks are accepted.

Mailed payments must include the ticket signed by the defendant and dated on the back. Do not send cash.

Visa/Mastercard/Discover accepted.

For those opting to pay via Visa/Mastercard/Discover or other credit card, a 4.5 percent service charge will apply. The service charge will be collected by the credit card processing company and not by the City of Atmore.

For your convenience, new tickets may be paid online at


Arrest Warrants

Obtaining a warrant of arrest.

The Municipal Court clerk may issue warrants of arrest on misdemeanor offenses, based on the following requirements:

    • Complaints are taken on Tuesday and Thursday between 8:30 and 3:00.
    • Offense should first be reported to the police department and an offense report made.
    • A copy of the report must be taken to the court clerk.
    • Complainant must have a valid, state-issued picture I.D. to file a complaint.
    • Complainant must give a sworn statement.
    • If the Court clerk determines sufficient probable cause that an offense was committed and that the person named committed the offense, a warrant of arrest is issued.
    • The complainant is required to appear in court and give testimony.
    • Individuals charged with ordinance violations are allowed to make bail or bond according to the approved bail/bond schedule.


Leaving a Message

Since we are often helping people in person, we may not be unable to answer our phones when you call, so please leave a message. We will return your call as soon as we are able. Please do not leave multiple messages that contain the same information as this may cause a delay in our returning your call.