Administration including handling of business licenses, sales tax
Police Chief – Byron Jackson
Emergency - 911
Non-Emergency Phone: 205-699-2585
The mission of the Leeds Police Department is to provide the general public with adequate protection and law enforcement related services. The Department makes a daily commitment to the following tasks of community policing: preservation of human life; crime prevention and suppression; investigation of crimes apprehension of offenders; crime reduction; law enforcement; facilitation of the movement of traffic and people; investigation of traffic accidents; maintenance of public order; provision of emergency services and the provision of general public services.
Magistrate Office – Laura Roberts
1400 9th Street, Suite 100 Leeds, AL 35094
The Municipal Court office is located at 1400 9th Street, Suite 100, Leeds, AL 35094. Municipal Court has jurisdiction over traffic violations and misdemeanor offenses. Court sessions vary. Your ticket or your jail release paper work will reflect your assigned court date. You may also call 205-699-0913 and ask for your court date. Information will only be given to the defendant. We do not release information to third parties.
Court sessions are currently held at the Leeds Civic Center, 1000 Park Drive, Leeds, AL. You will need to dress appropriately for court. No hats, caps, or sunglasses are permitted. Cell phones are not permitted. Audio/Video recording devices are not permitted unless you are a Court reporter. Space is limted, please keep in mind that citizens, that are not defendants or witnesses, may have to wait outside.
Many minor violations may be settled prior to the court date by payment of a fine in compliance with the established approved fee schedule. If the fine is paid prior to the court date, a court appearance is not required. If you wish to contest a ticket, YOU MUST APPEAR in court. If you wish to pay a non-court required ticket, payment can made in person at the Court Office during regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by mail to Leeds Municipal Court, 1400 9th Street, Suite 100, Leeds, AL 35094. Mailed payments must include the ticket copy signed by the defendant on the back and dated. Payments for non-court required violations are accepted up until 5:00pm the day before the scheduled court date. Payments may be made using cash, certified check, money order, VISA, Mastercard, and Discover Card. You may also pay online at : leeds.govtportal.com by entering your citation number and your last name, or by entering your Driver License number and your last name. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ARE ACEPTED. DO NOT SEND CASH IN THE MAIL. Please note that the court office is closed on scheduled court dates. We are also closed on most major holidays.
Obtaining a warrant of arrest. The Municipal Court Magistrate may issue warrants of arrest on misdemeanor offenses. The incident must first be reported to the police department and an incident report made. After a report has been made with the police department, the victim/complainant should call the Municipal Court to schedule an appointment to obtain a warrant. Walk-ins are not taken unless the Magistrate or Police determine that the situation is an emergency. The complainant will be placed under oath by the Magistrate and must give both an oral statement and written statement. Should the magistrate determine that there is sufficient probable cause that an offense was committed and that the person named committed the offense, then a warrant of arrest will be issued. The complainant will be required to appear in court and to give testimony.
Warrant information is not given out by the Municipal Court. If you wish to find out if a warrant has been issued against you, you must take your identification to the police department.
The Municipal Court does not release police records. Should you wish to obtain police records, you must obtain them from the police department.
In order to post a bond that is not a “Cash Bond”, you must use only the companies that have been approved by the Municipal Court. In order to obtain a list, please contact the police department.