Municipal Court

COVID-19 Virus Information
(updated 3-24-20 @ 1:47 pm)

March 20, 2020

To:  Citizens of Huntsville and Court Customers:

Because the COVID-19 situation is a very fluid one, you are encouraged to check back here for updates and further information. I am noting the date and time of updates above, highlighted in yellow.

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, at 8:00 am, through Friday, April 3, 2020, at 5:00 pm, the Huntsville Municipal Court Customer Service Windows will be closed to the public.  Court Staff are on duty during normal business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, and are available by phone, fax or email (see below). 

All court dockets remaining for the month of March, and all cases originally set for court in April, have been.  Reset notices are being mailed to Defendants at the address we have on file for them.  Please ensure that we have your current address.  If you have moved since your case or citation was filed, please inform us as soon as possible so that you will receive any notices that we send out. 

Extensions of due dates are being granted as follows if Defendant is non-compliant:
Community Service ordered in lieu of payment of fine/fees - 90 days
Deferred Disposition - 90 days
Payment Plans - 30 days Driving Safety Course - 30 days

 If you would like to pay your ticket, you may pay by phone or you can pay online at  

We are here for you; we just can’t see you face to face.  If you have questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to call us during business hours. 

Court Staff can be reached by phone at (936) 291-5476, by fax at (936) 295-8097, or by email at

Susan McGilberry
Court Clerk/Administrator

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Municipal Court is to provide a forum for citizens to be heard in a professional and courteous environment in matters related to Class "C" offenses filed within the city limits of the City of Huntsville so that the law may be administered in a fair and efficient manner.


The Municipal Court provides administrative support for the City of Huntsville's municipal court proceedings. The Municipal Court is responsible for the collection of fines, fees, and State costs: filing citations/complaints; court scheduling; issuing, tracking, and clearing warrants; maintaining court records and reporting collection, conviction, and statistical data to the appropriate State agencies. 

Presiding Judge John Gaines


Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C.