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Bessemer Municipal Court serves as the Judicial Branch to the governing body of the City of Bessemer. We’re deemed as a misdemeanor court with the primary goal and objective of dispensing justice concerning all non-felony criminal offenses which occur within the city limits of Bessemer.
In addition to adjudicating criminal matters, this court manages payments for parking violations and hears matters involving city ordinance violations.

Our mission is to serve the citizens of Bessemer in a professional and respectful manner, and to provide resourceful services to the community when and where needed. The purpose is to mete out fair and equal justice to individuals who appear before Bessemer Municipal Court.

Bessemer Municipal Court is a high volume court operating five days a week. Court is convened on Mondays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 a.m. with Domestic Violence court commencing at 9 a.m. every Tuesday.

Court related questions may be directed to the Bessemer Municipal Court Clerks at tel: 426-8602.

Operation A.B.C.

Mission Statement

“Operation Arrested But Corrected” is a community corrections program developed as a collaborative initiative of community partners, The Bessemer Municipal Court & Lawson State Community College Adult Education program. The partnership was created to fulfill a need for alternative sentencing and continuing education in the Bessemer Community.

Operation A. B. C. will encompass (3) components:

  •  Certified Nursing Assistant Program

  •  Certified Construction Apprentice Program

  •  Class B CDL (Bus Driver)

The program will consist of defendants arrested for a misdemeanor in the city of Bessemer after their court appearance and with the judge’s discretion & privilege. After the defendant has successfully completed the desired course, the charges will be dismissed, without cost. All subjects will be offered the summer and/or fall of 2019.

The intention of the Bessemer Municipal Court is to ensure fair and just treatment of all defendants that are adjudicated under the court’s authority. The aim and goal of Operation A.B.C. is to provide all of its participants the opportunity to better their lives by way of education and career preparedness. All educational efforts will be provided and supervised by designated agents of Lawson State Community College Adult Education program.

March 2018/Revised May 2019


Principal Court Clerk
1700 Third Avenue North
Bessemer, Alabama 35020
tel: 205 426-8602 phone
tel: 205 481-4384 fax