Vestavia Hills Municipal Court
Vestavia Hills Municipal Court is a city courthouse in the county of Alabama in the Police Department of Vestavia Hills. It has jurisdiction over cases of criminal, traffic, and vehicle matters. It also handles speeding ticket matters from the sheriff and the Alabama County Police. The court holds a session every Tuesday at 3:00 pm. All fines collected for the offenses will help to fund the Police department and other public safety efforts.
How to search for the case record?
Vestavia Hills Municipal Court records are available at the clerk’s office, and county clerk’s office and are also available online on different websites that give records lookup information. It can search online by using the following ways:
- Searching by name
- Searching by case number
- Searching by address
- Searching by phone
- Searching by email
Some cases are not available online because they are confidential according to the law. These types of information are only available at the county court or clerk’s office. They can be obtained by filing and mailing a Records Request. Fill in all the information on the form and send the form to the court with the copy fees. The court will respond with whether to provide this information. These types of information are mainly given to a close relative, police or other investigation agency. For more information about the public records, call or mail the court. Fees for copying per page apply if the court approves your record request for case information.
How to make payments?
Vestavia Hills Municipal Court pay tickets and other fines payments can be made in the following ways:
A person can pay for tickets and fines by visiting the court during regular court hours and paying in cash, checks, or with a card at the counter. Take the waiver when you come to the court. The waiver is available on the back of the citation copy of the defendant, or you can download it from this link Plea-of-Guilty-Waiver-of-Rights-Plea-Entered-Before-Magistrate-Scheduled-Traffic-Offenses. 4% processing will be applied if you make payment with a credit card.
A Person can send a certified check or money order to the court’s mailing address. The address is Vestavia Hills City Hall, Attn: Municipal Court, 1032 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216. Cash or personal checks are not acceptable in the mail; only certified checks or money orders are accepted. Send the waiver with the payment. If you want a receipt, mail it in a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
A person can pay online using the Online Payment Website of this court https://vhcourt.com/. Enter the case or ticket number and select the payment option in an online payment way. Service fees will be applied in this method.
A person can pay a fine by calling 205.318.2556. Service Charges are applied through it.
· After Hours:
A person can make after-hours payments by putting the payment in a sealed envelope in the drop box in the police department lobby. Your payment can take at least three working days, but if your ticket displays unpaid after three days, contact the magistrate to avoid additional payment notice.
How can online payment be made?
Vestavia Hills Municipal Court pays online and can be made through https://vhcourt.com/. Online payment includes three steps. First, look for your citation using the citation number, case number, name, and birth date. Second, tell all the information the portal wants; third, the amount will be given, then pay using any payment method, and the receipt will be given after the payment is made.
In which traffic cases the court appearance is mandatory?
Vestavia Hills Municipal Court traffic court handles the traffic cases. The traffic offense and violation in which the court appearance is necessary are:
- Driving with a canceled, suspended or no license
- Drive recklessly
- Drive when you are under the effect of alcohol or drugs paraphernalia
- Drive with the container open
- When you had done an accident and leave the sight
In these cases, an appearance in court is necessary, and if you do not appear, an extra fine and warrant against you are issued.
How many levels did a defensive driving class have?
Vestavia Hills Municipal Court offers a traffic school in which defensive driving classes are given to the person that receives traffic citations. It has two levels:
· Level 1:
It is a 4-hour defensive class of driving which costs $150, and only those defendants who have not done a moving violation in the past three years have enrolled in this.
· Level 2:
It is an 8-hour defensive class of driving which costs $300, and only those defendants that have only done one moving violation from the past three years, drive with a 25+ mph speed and move over violation in the past three years.
If you want to enroll in this course, do not pay for the traffic ticket and the class cost in person at the court. The costs are not refundable, and the class schedule will not change if you miss them.
What is the cost of fingerprint service per card?
$10 is the cost of fingerprint service per card.
Can I have to go to court if I receive a traffic ticket?
If you have done a minor offense then there is no need to appear in court. See the violation in which appearance is mandatory, and if you do not do these types of violations, then only pay the fine or attend the traffic school.
I lost my ticket number. What can I do?
Call the court at 205-978-0121; they can help you with your ticket number.
Can I pay for my traffic ticket online?
You can pay traffic tickets online if you know the ticket number. The online portal is https://vestaviacourt.govtportal.com/.
When will the ticket be dismissed?
If the defendant renews the tag within 30 days with a payment of $165 after receiving the citation or if they give the court valid insurance showing the ticket day coverage, then the ticket will be dismissed.