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About Municipal Court



CITY CODE MODIFICATION ORDINANCE 16-2298 (EACTED 3/22/2016)



Hoover Municipal Court is located in the Hoover Public Safety Building at 2020 Valleydale Road, Hoover, AL  35244

Hoover Municipal Court is a municipal court that has jurisdiction over violations and misdemeanors only. Section 11-45-9 of the Code of Alabama gives municipal court the following sentencing authority:

  • Municipal court ordinances may provide penalties of fines, imprisonment, hard labor, or one or more of such penalties for violation of ordinances.
  • No fine shall exceed $500 and no sentence of imprisonment or hard labor shall exceed six months except, when in the enforcement of the penalties prescribed in section 32-5A-191, such fine shall not exceed $5,000 and such sentence of imprisonment or hard labor shall not exceed a year.

Driving Under the Influence
Section 32-5A-191 of the Code of Alabama is the Driving Under the Influence (DUI) statute. This statute gives municipal courts an exception for greater fines and sentences for (DUI) offenses. Also by statute, certain misdemeanor offenses, such as Theft of Property and Criminal Mischief, can carry enhanced fines of up to $1,000.

For offenses classified as violations, the Code of Alabama requires fines not to exceed $200 and sentences no greater that 30 days.

For fines and costs pertaining to other traffic violations, please see the traffic citation section.