Warrant and Bail Information

The Municipal Court Magistrate’s office is the initial intake source for all misdemeanor complaints, which are prosecuted in the Municipal Court. The magistrates division provides services to the public and law enforcement for the issuance of misdemeanor warrants and processes. They also provide bail information regarding arrests of a person charged with a misdemeanor offense in the Huntsville Municipal Court.

For the purpose of setting and receiving bail, the magistrate’s office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Normal business hours are 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

  • Warrant interviews by appointment (256) 427-7861 or after normal business hours (256) 427-7817

  • Bail inquiries may be made by calling (256) 427-7817

  • Outstanding warrant inquiries call Huntsville Police Department (256) 427-7088

Bail may be posted in one of three ways, as long as failure to appear in court is not involved:

  • Cash of certified funds (no credit cards)

  • The use of a professional bonding company

  • Property (real estate located in Alabama) used as assurance that a defendant will appear in court

Those individuals charged with felony offenses or arrested by outside agencies – Madison, Gurley, New Hope or Triana Police Departments- should direct bail inquiries to those agencies.