Municipal Court


We also take credit/debit cards in person or over the phone.


You can now fight your ticket online! Go to for more information. You can also click here to go to Matterhorn’s online dispute resolution portal.


You can also check your cases online to see if you are on an upcoming docket. Just go to

Picayune Municipal Court

Judge G. Gerald Cruthird
Prosecutor Manya Creel Bryan
Judge Pro-tem M.D. Tate
Municipal Court Clerk Tony Bounds
Chief Deputy Clerk Martha Whitehead
Deputy Clerk Brenda Wedge
Deputy Clerk Sara Bailey
Bailiff/Deputy Clerk David Skeins

**The courtroom is located at the Police Dept. at 328 S. Main St.**

Did you know that Mississippi law allows you to prepay a traffic ticket prior to the court date? The back of your ticket has more information about doing so. Should you prepay, there is no need to report to the court. This is allowable only for tickets given at the scene without a formal arrest. Some traffic violations require a formal arrest and booking and attendance at arraignment is mandatory.

Protective orders are now available through Municipal Court. If you are a victim of domestic violence, you can contact the court for more information. These protective orders are only good for a short time but you can get one that lasts longer through Chancery Court or County Court.

For more information about domestic violence please visit the AG’s website at

Municipal Court only has jurisdiction over matters that occur within the city limits. If you know that an incident occurred in the county, you will need to speak to the Sheriff’s Department or Justice Court at (601) 403-2500 or (601) 749-7700.