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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Updated 12/11/13

Please refer to your citation, or any police/court documents for details regarding your case(s).

1. Where are you located?

Answer: We are located at 2218 15th Street in Gulfport, MS.  Our mailing address is Gulfport Municipal Court, 2218 15th Street, Gulfport, MS  39501.

2. I feel that I am not guilty of this offense? What do I do?

Answer: Appear in court on your specified court date and enter a NOT GUILTY plea.  At this time you will be given a trial date.  Be advised, 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. Who do I contact in regards to a Domestic Violence Protective Order (DAPO)?

Answer: Please contact our Domestic Violence Deputy Clerk at 228.563.5073

4. How can I get a restraining order?

Answer:  You will need to contact our Prosecutor’s Office at 228.868.5844

5. Who can I discuss my case with?

Answer: Victims and/or complainants may contact our Prosecutor’s Office at 228.868.5844.  Court Staff can only answer questions concerning procedure. We are strictly prohibited from providing legal advice. If you have questions concerning legal matters, we recommend that you consult with an attorney.

6. Is Defensive Driving School an option for Juveniles or Adults?

Answer: Yes; with certain conditions, please discuss with the prosecutor & judge at sentencing.

7. Who do I contact with questions regarding my cash bond?

Answer: Please contact the Collections Office at 228.214.2315

8. 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) Contact the Court that requested your driving privileges to be suspended. If our court, please contact the Collections Office at 228.214.2315.

9. What are the acceptable forms of payment?

Answer: Cash, Personal Check, Cashier Check, Money Order; made payable to the City of Gulfport.  You may complete a credit card authorization form (see forms link) and fax the form to 228.868.5744 OR you may use the online payment link on this site which is www.CitationPayments.com (a fee will be added).

10. Who handles delinquent fine collections?

Answer:  You should contact the Collections Office at 228.214.2315.  If you have been contacted by American Municipal Services (AMS), please contact this agency at 800.555.5160.

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