Jurisdiction of Limestone County Warrant Magistrate’s Office
Misdemeanors – Offenses occurring outside city limits.
Felonies – Offenses that occur in Limestone County.
Traffic – Offenses that occur in Limestone County.
(Most often a traffic citation given by a State Trooper or County Deputy)
Prior to obtaining a warrant, you will need to file an incident/offense report with the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department 256.232.0111, or if the offense occurred in a municipality, the report needs to be filed with the police department of jurisdiction. For misdemeanor charges (occurring outside a municipality’s city limits) you will need to obtain a copy of the report from the Sheriff’s Department. In the case of a felony offense, you will need to get in touch with the municipality having jurisdiction or Sheriff’s Department and talk with an investigator. Since warrant matters are often complicated, feel free to call a division specialist at 256.216.3852
Warrants issued Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Bring your incident/offense report to the Magistrate and you will be put under oath and fill out a deposition of the alleged crime. The magistrate will then make a determination as to whether there is probable cause for the issuance of a warrant. If probable cause is found, an arrest warrant is issued. There is no cost involved in this process. Please make careful consideration before you have someone arrested as we do not drop charges except in extenuating circumstances and you may be required to pay costs of court. An arrest warrant is NOT a matter of public record until it is served. If someone suspects that a warrant has been issued against them, they must appear in person at the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department.