How to Pay a Traffic / Parking Ticket or Non-Traffic Offense
You may settle minor ordinance violations without making a court appearance if:
- You wish to plead guilty to the charge
- You pay the ticket in full prior to your court date
The list of offenses that qualify for a guilty plea and payment without making a court appearance, along with how much the fee is, can be found on the Schedule of Fines and Court Costs
If you receive a ticket for an offense other than what is listed on the Schedule of Fines and Court Costs, you must appear in court on the date and time shown on the ticket. Failure to appear as required will result in a license suspension and warrant of arrest.
If you need a continuance for payment or appearance, call (256) 772-5617. Partial payments are accepted after a guilty settlement.
To Pay Ticket Online
Send a money order for the exact amount (no personal checks accepted) along with your copy of the ticket to:
||Click the Govt Portal logo pay your ticket online.
Please have your Ticket Number and Date of Birth available before proceeding.
To Pay Ticket By Mail
Madison Municipal Court
100 Hughes Rd.
Madison, AL 35758
To Pay at the Court Office
The person who received the ticket must appear in person to enter a guilty plea. No one else can enter this plea for you. Payments may be made at the above address between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Payment methods include cash, money orders, or credit / debit cards. No personal checks are accepted.
Not Guilty Pleas
If you wish to contest the ticket, you may appear in the court clerk's office before your court date and sign a plea of not guilty in front of a magistrate at which time a trial date will be set. You may also appear at your court appearance date and plead not guilty in front of the Judge and set a future trial date.