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Tickets can be paid to the Daphne Municipal Court online through Govt Portal or over the phone by calling 251-262-6200. (Note: the service fee is 4.5% of the total owed.)
Municipal elections are held every four years on the fourth Tuesday in August. Runoff elections, if needed, are held on the sixth Tuesday after the general election. For more information regarding these elections see the Code of Alabama, 1975, Section 11-43-2 or contact the Daphne City Clerk’s Office at 251-620-1100.
Candidates may begin qualifying once notice of election is published, which is the first Tuesday in July. Qualification period for the 2020 Municipal Election is July 7, 2020 through July 21, 2020. For more information regarding qualifications, see the Code of Alabama, 1975, Section 11-46-22(a) and 11-46-25(g) or contact the Daphne City Clerk’s Office at 251-620-1100. The qualifying period for candidates runs for 15 days.
All candidates will qualify with the City Clerk. She is located at Daphne City Hall, 1705 Main Street, Daphne. Office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm during the July 7-21, 2020 Qualifying period. Contact the Office of the City Clerk in Daphne City Hall, by email, or by calling 251-620-1100.
The Qualification Fee is $25 to run for Daphne City Council and $50 to run for Mayor of Daphne.
In the State of Alabama, municipal elections are held every four years on the fourth Tuesday in August. If a runoff is declared it is held on the sixth Tuesday after the general election.
The voting district is based on the physical address where you live, not a mailing address or where you work.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5: Daphne Civic Center, 2603 US Highway 98, Daphne
Districts 6 & 7: Daphne High School Trojan Hall, 9078 Lawson Road, Daphne
View the most recent interactive map here or call the City Clerk’s office at 251-620-1100 for information.
Absentee applications may be picked up at the Daphne City Hall City Clerk’s Office, downloading from the Daphneal.com website or you may visit the Alabama Secretary of State’s website to download the attached application.
Persons 18 years of age or older are eligible to vote if they are a registered, are a qualified voter of the State of Alabama who has resided within the corporate limits of the municipality for 30 days or more immediately preceding the date of the election, and are qualified to vote in the County precinct which embraces and covers that part of the municipality in which the elector resides.
Voter Registration applications are available at the Board of Registrar’s office in Bay Minette or the Satellite Courthouse in Fairhope.
The deadline for registering to vote is ten (10) days prior to any election.
You may request copies of police reports by calling, writing, or visiting our Records Division. You may mail written requests to Daphne Police Records, 1502 US Hwy 98, Daphne, AL 36526. Please allow three (3) days from the time of the incident for processing. You may also call 251-621-2809 for more information. For your convenience, our crash reports are available online at: www.policereports.lexisnexis.com/search/.
If you need information about a ticket or traffic citation, you may contact the Daphne Municipal Court rather than calling Daphne Police Department. Once the ticket is issued, it becomes part of the court process and is handled by the Clerk of the Court. You may reach them by dialing 251-621-2824.
In the United States, there are literally millions of traffic crashes every year, on average more than 30,000 involve fatalities. Studies show there is a direct correlation between the number of crashes and the level of enforcement in a particular area. By enforcing traffic statutes, we hope to reduce the number of crashes in our city.
Traffic stops are one of the most dangerous functions performed by law enforcement. Each year dozens of officers are killed by both gunfire and being struck by other vehicles. Should you find yourself being “pulled over” please follow these safety tips in order to ensure both your safety and that of the officer.
If you receive a citation, and believe you did not commit the alleged offense, you have the right to hearing before a judge. If you feel the officer was discourteous, you may contact the on shift supervisor by calling the Communications Center at 251-621-9100.
Officers cannot issue traffic tickets for a violation they did not personally witness. By the time you call us, the vehicle will probably be gone; however, if the speeding vehicle continually returns, call our Communications Center at 251-621-9100 and a police unit will be dispatched as priorities warrant. If the speeding problem persists, you may contact the Patrol Lieutenant at 251-621-3095 and he will determine the best way to remedy the situation.
Residents also have the option of appearing before the Public Safety Committee to request traffic calming devices. The committee meets monthly at the Joseph H. Hall Justice Center. You may email or contact the Public Safety Committee Recording Secretary, Samantha Cooper, at 251-621-2809 for more information.
The city noise ordinance prohibits excessive noise levels between 10pm and 7am and places restrictions on loud music from vehicles. You may contact our Communications Center at 251-621-9100 to request assistance.
Copies of ordinances may be obtained from the City Clerk's Office at Daphne City Hall. Call 251-621-9000 for more information.
The Daphne Police Department demands the highest degree of courtesy and professionalism of its police officers and complaints of misconduct are fully investigated. If you have a complaint, you may call the Patrol Sergeant on duty at 251-621-9100.
City ordinance prohibits the parking of vehicles for sale in public parking lots or public right-of-ways. In addition, no more than one vehicle for sale may be parked on private property within he city limits.
Most situations involving tenant/landlords, child custody, or consumer/contractors are considered civil matters, over which the police have no jurisdiction. Police officers are not allowed, nor are they qualified, to dispense legal advice. If you are in doubt regarding your particular situation, call 251-621-9100 and speak with the Patrol Division supervisor on duty or contact the Detective Lieutenant at 251-621-2839. Always call us if you feel your civil matter may deteriorate into a situation requiring police attention.
IN order to apply for a tree removal permit, you will need to call Daphne Public Works at 251-621-3182 and request a permit application. Someone will call back within two (2) days to schedule an evaluation.
Daphne residents 55 and older can participate in all Senior fitness activities and classes. Seniors ages 60 and older can sign up for the nutrition program, which consists of meals served daily Monday through Friday. Call the Senior Center for more information at 251-621-3703.