Municipal Court

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Ocean Springs Municipal Court
Judge- Matthew Mestayer
Prosecutor- Monte Tynes
Court Clerk- Hailey Sheline
Deputy Clerk- Debra Powell
Deputy Clerk- Heather Lambert-Darby

Welcome to Ocean Springs Municipal Court website.

Here, we will provide you with information regarding location, hours of operation, programs, payments, and ticket prices.

Location
3810 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs, 39564. Please click here for a map to our office.

Hours of Operation
We are available for phone calls and court documents Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. except on Wednesdays when we close to the public at noon to prepare for court. Payments are accepted until 4:30 p.m. (except Wednesdays, until 11:30 a.m.). Our phone number is 228-875-5009.

The Ocean Springs Municipal Court begins at 4:00 p.m. every Wednesday (excluding some holiday weeks). You must be present at that time to avoid delay in your case or a warrant being issued for your arrest. All trials are scheduled for 5:00 p.m. If you are subpoenaed for a case, you are expected to be present in the court room at 4:45 p.m.

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.

Payments
Payments are accepted until 4:30 p.m. (except Wednesdays, until 11:30 a.m.). Payments can be made in person, by mail or on the internet. If you pay in person you must pay with a money order, Credit Card (with 3% fee and valid ID) [No AMEX], or cash.

We do not accept personal checks. The payment must be paid with certified funds such as a money order, cashier’s check, or cash.

If you send your payment in the mail you must pay by cashier’s check or money order, and include full name and date of birth with the payment.

Please make sure all money orders are made payable to the City of Ocean Springs.

If mailed, please address the envelope to
Ocean Springs Municipal Court
P.O. Box 1800
Ocean Springs, MS 39566-1800

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

 


Although not City of Ocean Springs departments, the following contacts are listed here for your convenience.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
Phone 228-769-3063 (Pascagoula)
Phone 228-875-6963 (St. Martin/Ocean Springs substation, outside of OS City limits)
Phone 228-588-0151 (Hurley substation)

Jackson County Courts
County Court Department 228-769-3181
Chancery Court 228-769-1179
Circuit Court 228-769-3262
Justice Court 228-769-3364 (Pascagoula)
Justice Court West 228-875-0525 (St. Martin/Ocean Springs, outside of OS City limits)
Youth Court 228-769-7370

Jackson County District Attorney’s Office
228-769-3345

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