City of Gulfport Municipal Court
Municipal Court Mission: To provide justice with professionalism and integrity by providing equal access and efficient adjudication of all matters brought before the court.
The Gulfport Municipal Court is the busiest city court in the State of Mississippi in terms of volume. This court on average receives 35,000 new cases filed annually. Municipal Courts have jurisdiction over misdemeanor crimes, municipal ordinances, city traffic violations and civil domestic protective orders. This court does not have jurisdiction of felony cases or juvenile criminal arrests; but does have jurisdiction of juveniles’ charged with traffic offenses (including DUI), liquor and tobacco violations, and those juveniles who have been certified as an adult or previously arrested as an adult.
Angela Teague Kuhn serves as the Municipal Court Administrator. Ms. Kuhn was born in Anniston, Alabama and was raised in Titusville, Florida. Ms. Kuhn earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida and a Master’s in Public Administration from Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware. Ms. Kuhn served as the Court Administrator for the Circuit Court for Cecil County, Maryland for eight years. Prior to relocating to Maryland; Ms. Kuhn was a Deputy Court Clerk and trainer of new county court clerks for the Clerk of Court in Brevard County, Florida. After college, she was employed with Lockheed Space Operations Company at the Kennedy Space Center; where she held positions in logistics, planning and scheduling, and site operations.
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The Municipal Court Administrator is primarily responsible for planning, directing, and managing the day-to-day operations of the municipal court. The court administrator also has the responsibility of serving as the Clerk of Court. The court clerk maintains permanent dockets of all cases that come before the Court. The court clerk issues all processes from the court (excluding arrest warrants and processes for the seizure of persons or property) and administers the collection of all fines, fees, penalties, and costs imposed by the court including deposits of all collections with the municipal treasurer.
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