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Municipal Court


 Court Payments 

Court payments may be made in person or by calling the Court office at 205-274-2150, option 1.

Court Services

The Municipal Court office is adjacent to City Hall at 202 3rd Avenue East. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. Court is held each Wednesday at 1:00 P.M.

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over traffic cases and non-traffic misdemeanor cases that occur within the City of Oneonta or its police jurisdiction. You can pay court fines and traffic violations within the court office by cash, money order or cashier's check. No personal checks will be accepted.

For more information please call (205) 274-2126.

Elizabeth Nash, Municipal Judge

Stephanie Preston, Court Clerk, Magistrate

Stephanie Sims, Case Manager, Magistrate

Coming to Court

Traffic Citations

The court appearance date will be at the bottom of the citation in the space marked Court Appearance Date.



The court appearance date was given to you at the time you bonded out of jail.


General Information

The court is obligated to follow the date on our copy of the records. If you have questions about your court date, please contact the court as soon as possible, but no later than the day before your scheduled court date.

Court Security Screening
Upon entering the municipal court area, you will be subject to a search of your person and your belongings. This search is carried out via an x-ray machine for your belongings, and a walk-through metal detector for your person.  You may also be searched with a handheld metal detector and/or an actual physical pat down.

To ensure a quick and smooth entry into the court area, you should not have any of the items listed below:


- Alcohol or drugs

- Clothing with lewd or suggestive writing or images

- Firearms

- Knives

- Mace or pepper spray

You will not be allowed to leave any of these prohibited items at the security check point.  You must leave the prohibited items in your vehicle.  This is for your safety and the safety of others.

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