Montgomery's municipal court set to move soon

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Montgomery, Ala. (WSFA) -- Montgomery's municipal court will be moving in the next few months, at least temporarily.

Mayor Todd Strange tells WSFA 12 News he's planning to lease a new space downtown until the city finds a permanent new home for the court sometime in the next five years.

That means if you need to pay a traffic ticket you'll have to go somewhere else.

The mayor says the move will allow help the city collect more of those fines.

"We have one person that's on the district attorney's staff that's dedicated to that in our municipal court.  The DA wants to add two more, we don't have the space for that. Once we have the space we're going to hire two more people to collect the $18 million to $20 million in fines we have, said Mayor Strange.

Strange also said he plans to talk to county officials to see if they want to relocate some the county courtrooms to the new location.

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