Municipal Court

COURT SCHEDULE

Court will meet every Monday in the Court Room at Arab City Hall.

If any of the following City-observed holidays are on a Monday,
Court will not be in session that Monday, and will not be in session
again until the following Monday. There is no court on Tuesday.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Christmas Eve or Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day

Docket Time: 9:00 a.m.
Trials – Inmates: 1:15 p.m. – Plea Docket

COURT REFERRAL PROGRAM 

Marshall County Court Referral Office
Marquetta Sharp, Coordinator
2225 Taylor Street
Guntersville, Alabama 35976
Phone: (256) 571-9130
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you have been ordered by the Judge to complete any court referral program for drug, alcohol or anger management classes, you will need to contact the above office on or before the date ordered by the Judge.

Municipal Court Office
740 North Main Street
Arab, Alabama 35016
Phone: (256) 586-3540

Kelly Harper, Chief Magistrate
Kelly Auman, Court Magistrate
Honorable Clint Maze, Presiding Judge

Email Kelly Harper

 

Office Hours:
Monday: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We accept cash, cashier’s check or money order only.

The Magistrate’s office is closed on weekends and City of Arab holidays. In the event of an emergency, the Police Department may contact a magistrate for immediate assistance.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Marshall County Community Punishment & Correction Authority
119 Sand Mountain Drive West
Albertville, Alabama 35950
Phone: (256) 849-9969
* If you have been ordered by the Judge to complete any community service hours not associated with Litter Patrol (see below), or you have been placed on electronic monitoring, this office is the one you will need to contact on or before the date ordered by the Judge.

Arab Litter Patrol
Sean Jepson, Warden
Arab Police Department
740 North Main Street
Arab, Alabama 35016
Phone: (256) 586-8124 or (256) 586-7525
Email: litterpatrol@arabcity.org

WARRANT PROCESS

You must report the crime or violation to the Arab Police Department and obtain a copy of the incident report. The offense must have occurred within the police jurisdiction of the City of Arab. The Magistrate will determine if probable cause exists and will prepare a complaint that you must swear or affirm, under oath, to be the truth. The Magistrate will then issue a Warrant of Arrest.

When the accused has been arrested and the case has been scheduled for court, you will be notified by subpoena to appear and testify. Once you sign the complaint, the case becomes the property of the City and you CANNOT drop the charge.

Failure to appear may result in a bench warrant being issued for your arrest by the presiding judge.

DRIVING SCHOOL

In some minor traffic infractions, if eligible, we can offer driving school, which can dismiss the traffic case.
Call the Court Office to see if you qualify for driving school.

Arab City Hall

LOCATION
740 North Main Street
Arab, Alabama 35016

OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CONTACT
Phone (256) 586-3544
Fax (256) 586-9711

Mission Statement

The City of Arab has a mission to foster and sustain a living environment that cultivates progressive awareness and the acceptance of diverse cultural differences, while maintaining a wholesome family atmosphere.

The mission also includes an improved quality of life through economic growth and development, continuously seeking ways to increase revenues, and the ongoing expansion of local Infrastructure.