FAQs (Municipal Court)


1. Where are you located?
Answer: We are located at 3810 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs, 39564

2. I feel that I am not guilty of this offense? What do I do?
Answer: Appear in court on your court date and enter a plea of NOT GUILTY. At this time you will be given a trial date. Please be aware, that if you fail to appear for your court date; you may be tried in your absence and/or a warrant may be issued for your arrest.

3. Can I speak with the Judge/Prosecutor about my case before my court date?
Answer: No.

4. Is Defensive Driving School an option for Juveniles or Adults?
Answer: Yes; certain criteria must be met to qualify for the class. Read more (link to the following: Driving Classes
Juvenile Driving Class It is available to those who are under the age of 21 and have not had a ticket in the last year. You must bring your parent or guardian with you to court. A list of schools that have been approved by the judge will be provided to you at the time of court. It is your responsibility to bring proof that you have completed the class in person within the 30-day time frame allotted with proof that you are a full-time student. If you fail to do so, you will be responsible for the full fine normally associated with the ticket.
Adult Driving Class It is available to those who are over the age of 21. The stipulations that qualify you for this class are that you must pay the price of the ticket and an additional fee of $10.00 to the State of Mississippi. To qualify for the class, you must not possess a CDL or have had a ticket of any kind in the last 3 years. A list of schools that have been approved by the judge will be provided to you at the time of court. It is your responsibility to bring proof that you have completed the class in person or online within the 30-day time frame allotted.

5. How much is my ticket?
Answer: Here is a partial list of fines
NOTE: Subject to change. If your infraction is not listed here, please call the Municipal Court at 228-875-5009 during listed office hours.

Careless Driving $210.00
Disregard Traffic Control Device $210.00
DL Expired/Improper/None $260.00
DL Suspended – non DUI $360.00
Improper Equipment $210.00
Improper Lane Use $210.00
Littering $520.00
Improper Passing $190.00
No Insurance $510.00
Obstructing Traffic $210.00
Reckless Driving $250.00
Running Thru a Barricade $230.00
Seatbelt $75.00
Speeding 0-9 over $190.00
Speeding 10-19 over $210.00
Speeding 20-29 over $260.00
Speeding 30+ over $410.00
Speeding in School Zone $360.00
Tag Improper/None/Expired $420.00

 

6. My license is suspended. How can I get my driver’s license reinstated?
Answer: (1) Contact the Department of Public Safety (DPS) that issued your driver’s license. For MS inquiries please refer to the DPS link on this site. (2) We ask that you obtain a “My Clear Form” from the local DMV. This will show who/what has your license suspended. (3) Bring your “My Clear Form” to the Court Clerks Office as well as $10 per clearance notice you will need, and a valid ID. You will have to present the clearance form as well as pay a reinstatement fee to the stat to clear your license.

7. What is the balance I owe the court?
Answer: Please be advised that we charge $5 per balance inquiry. You may call and/or come to the Court Clerk Office to determine your balance.

8. What are the acceptable forms of payment?
Answer: Cash, Cashier Check, Money Order; made payable to the City of Ocean Springs, major Credit or Debit card with an additional 3% fee

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1800, Ocean Springs, MS 39566-1800
Delivery Address: 1018 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564