FAIRHOPE MUNICIPAL COURT
Fairhope Municipal Court is a criminal misdemeanor court that handles misdemeanor and traffic offenses that occur within the city limits and police jurisdiction of Fairhope.
Municipal Court Judge
Honorable Haymes Snedeker presides over and hears any cases brought before the Fairhope Municipal Court. The municipal judge is appointed and approved by the Fairhope City Council and Mayor.
Municipal Court Clerk
Honorable Betty Stevens, CMCCM responsible for the Administration of the Municipal Court and its Financial Transaction and Case Records. Also, as Magistrate, accepts Fine Payments, holds Probable Cause Hearings and issues warrants, as well as holds bonds hearings with incarcerated defendants. Manages the clerical duties of the case files in the court.
Municipal Court Magistrates
Honorable Audrey Anger, Honorable James Gillespie, and Honorable Donna Marques.
Municipal Court Location
Fairhope City Hall Council Chambers
161 North Section Street
Municipal Court is held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, court sessions begin at 4:00 PM.
Court Appearance not required tickets
If you have a ticket not requiring a court appearance and would like to take care of it without appearing in court, you may do so by appearing in person at City Hall and entering a plea of quilt to the traffic offense. At that time you will pay for the ticket.
You may also remit your plea and payment by mail. We must receive such plea and payment within our Municipal Court office on or before your prescribed court date.
You may mail your plea and payment to
Fairhope Municipal Court
P.O. Box 429
Fairhope, Al. 36532
Fines must be paid by certified check or money order, made payable to: City of Fairhope.
Payments can now be made online or by phone.
For payments online, please visit http://www.cofairhopepay.com/
by phone at 1-800-701-8560.
Court appearance required tickets
If your ticket requires a court appearance, you must appear in court on the court date listed on your ticket. You will appear before the municipal judge and enter a plea on the charge. If you plead guilty, the judge will determine your fine amount and you will be required to pay the fine at that time. If you plead not guilty, your case will be tried. All fines and costs are due on the day of court.
If you do not know whether or not your ticket requires a court appearance, you may contact the Fairhope Municipal Court at (251) 928-2136. All non-traffic offenses require a court appearance.