The Court Services Division is mandated to serve all papers directed to it by the courts of private litigants and file returns to the Court. These papers include summonses, subpoenas, garnishments, executions and other court related documents. We strive to serve all papers in the most efficient and professional matter. Orders of Protection from Abuse are priority.
Court Services is responsible for providing safety and security for the court system in Jefferson County. Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, District, Circuit Court each present unique and different concerns for the staff. From simple civil issues to potentially volatile family case or felony trials, the responsibility of the bailiffs is to ensure a safe environment. The judiciary and the general public must be protected and the dignity of the court must be maintained. Additionally the deputies assigned to this division must make arrangements for the calling of jurors, the transportation of jurors and other court staff in the event a trial requires a visit to an off site location, arrangements for sequestered jurors and a host of other technical functions to make the court system operate efficiently and safely.
Birmingham Court Service Division:
2200 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203.
The Division Commander is Captain Charles Buchannon. The supervisor is Lt. George Ponder.
Bessemer Court Services:
Is located at 1826 2nd Avenue North, Bessemer, AL 35020
Phone: 205-481-4201; Fax: 205-481-4200
The Division consists of Captain Lynn Basswell and Sgt. Don Motley.
Deputies and clerical support staff as follows:
Charlotte Lackey – Clerk for Executions, Levies, Sheriff Sales, Levies, Set-Outs.
**Civil Process Serving Hours: Monday through Friday 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (hrs may vary)
**Administrative Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Warrant detail acts on the orders of the courts, which includes Transportation Orders from Family Court, Criminal Courts, and transporting state prisoners to court.
The Division is responsible for the execution of all types of warrants (Felony, Misdemeanor, Parole Violations, Failures to Appear, Involuntary Commitments, Probation Violations, Alias Warrants, Juvenile Pick Up Orders, Writs of Attachment, etc.
Deputies also work warrants sent from various agencies nationwide.
The Warrants Division is also responsible for the transport of prisoners arrested on Jefferson County warrants by other agencies. Warrant Officers travel thousands of miles each year transporting prisoners.
Birmingham Warrant Division:
Address: 801 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
Operational Hours: 24 hours daily
Sergeant Joni Money