32 Philip Davis Street

Pelham, Alabama 35124



© 2018-2020 by Pelham Police Department


In the midst of uncertainty, we need you to know we are here for you. We are an essential service, and we swore an oath to serve and protect. We won't stop working to keep you and your loved ones safe.

With that in mind, we need to let you know that we're doing our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and hopefully flatten the curve. That means our response to certain calls will change for the foreseeable future, and some non-essential services, such as fingerprinting, will be suspended.

Effective immediately, we will only respond in person to EMERGENCY calls for service. This means a life-threatening incident or one in which public safety is jeopardized. If you find yourself in a situation like this, call 9-1-1.

All non-emergency calls for service will be handled over the telephone, and no reports will be taken in person. In order to protect you, as well as our officers and civilian employees, we're asking that you call our main business line in order to reach an officer. The number is 205-620-6550.

Our dispatchers are standing by ready to assist you.

Please know, we thrive when we are able to engage with you and have that face-to-face interaction, and it is essential that those relationships continue. We're all in this together, and we all must do our part to keep our community healthy. 


As we take these precautionary measures to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19, we invite you to engage with us in other ways for the time being, such as through our social media channels. You'll find a link to all of those platforms at the top of this page.

Pelham City Council declares State of Emergency

Click here for Pelham facility closures and bill payment information

City of Pelham COVID-19 Response



In-person court proceedings at Pelham Municipal Court from now through April 16th will be postponed. Please contact the court office at (205) 620-6407 to inquire about your new court date.


The magistrate’s office is still open for regular business during normal business hours. The court ENCOURAGES any payments be made through the mail with a cashier’s check or money order. The address is:


Pelham Municipal Court

P.O. Box 1419

Pelham, Alabama 35124


Defendants may also drop money orders or cashier’s checks in the newly placed drop box located in the lobby of the Pelham Police & Court building.


The money order or cashier’s check should be made payable to Pelham Municipal Court, must be filled out completely, and display the defendant’s name legibly. **No personal checks will be accepted.**


For those defendants who are on a monthly payment plan, a receipt with the next court date will be mailed to the defendant’s address that is on file with the court office. For defendants who are pleading guilty to traffic tickets, receipts will not be mailed unless requested.

If the Judge previously allowed partial payments on your case, the court will be temporarily accepting phone payments. A 3.5% convenience fee will be added to any debit and credit card payment. You may call (205) 620-6407 if you wish to make a phone payment.


As of Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Pelham Records Office at the Pelham Police Department is closed, meaning we are not fulfilling records requests in person.  


Our records clerks are still working, processing reports daily. If you need to obtain a wreck report or an incident offense report, please email records@pelhamalabama.gov, and they will assist you.


You may also call the records office to make the request. 

205-620-6443 or 205-620-6463

The $5 fee to obtain records is waived during this time.



On April 3, 2020, Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health issued an amended statewide health order to aid in Alabama's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.


Alabamians are ordered to stay home unless leaving for the reasons outlined in the order. 


Read the most recent order here.





  Due to the current declared State of Emergency, the Department of Revenue has issued an order concerning tag renewals and new registrations.


License tags that are up for renewal in March 2020 have been given an extension. They can now be renewed through April 15, 2020 without penalty. Also, new purchases have been given an extended period for registration.


A vehicle that has been purchased and the end of the 20 day registration period falls between March 17, 2020 and April 15, 2020 are exempt from late penalties.

As of now these extensions end April 16, 2020.


Shelby County announced that license offices in Pelham, Columbiana, and Inverness will close from March 25th through April 8th.

Anyone needing to conduct business is encouraged to utilize online services.

Shelby County online services are located here.

In addition, ALEA has closed all offices in Shelby County until further notice. Click here to see what business can be conducted online.