Municipal Court

Public Hearing Meetings
  • Hearing Schedule (PDF)
  • Second Tuesday (8:00 AM) and Fourth Tuesday (6:00 PM) of each month
  • Burnside Memorial Building (Court Room)
    2nd Floor
    400 Hope Street
    Bristol, RI
The handicap-accessible parking and entrance is located on Court Street. Please note that all payments for court costs and fines are due and payable at the time of the court hearing.

Type of Hearings
This court hears matters relating to:
  • Animal Code Violations
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Harbor Patrol
  • Traffic
  • Zoning
Court Rules
Please observe the following court rules:
  • Proper Attire is required - no shorts, tank tops, etc.
  • Food and Beverages are expressly forbidden
  • Court begins on time; late arrivals are heard at the conclusion of the session
  • Cell phones/pagers should be set to silent mode or turned off
  • Payments for fines (varies) and court costs (typically $35 per infraction) is due and payable at the time of judgment; payable by cash, check or money order. The Bristol Municipal Court does not accept credit/debit cards.
Docket Listing
Please check the Court Docket for your name. If your name is listed, assume a seat in the court room and wait for your name to be called.

If your name is not listed, please inform the Clerk upon your arrival. The Clerk is seated at a table to the rear of the court room.