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Municipal Clerk of Court

court Municipal Court Location
3921 Church Street
Clarkston, GA 30021
Phone: 404-292-9465
Fax: 404-298-1522
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Background checks, GEORGIA ONLY, are only performed Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
We do not do fingerprints.

Clarkston Municipal Court
Clarkston Municipal Court has jurisdiction over violations of State law and local ordinances that occur within the city limits of Clarkston, Georgia. These violations include most traffic related violations, various misdemeanors and city ordinances.  The judge can assign fines, fees and/or incarceration if the person is found guilty.

Utilizing the most steadfast technology, the Administration of Clarkston Municipal Court is committed to ensuring the accuracy of all court records, account for all fines and fees receipted in a transparent manner, and strive to provide expeditious, fair and reliable adjudication of all cases while providing courteous customer service to its customers and community in a professional manner.

The staff of Clarkston Municipal Court is available to assist you with any procedures and questions you may have concerning our court, including information on the payment of fines and fees from a citation you received or from an arrest made by the Clarkston Police Department.  Please remember that our court staff cannot answer legal questions, nor give you legal advice regarding what to do with your case. If you need legal advice, please consult with an attorney of your choice.

Clarkston Municipal Court is in session five times each month, excluding major holidays. You may locate your scheduled court date and time on your citation copy.

Trials are held:    
The first Tuesday of each month only, starting at 8:00 a.m.

Payments: Pay A Fine Online  

Please allow a minimum of 6 to 72 hours from the date of issuance for your citation to be processed. If you are unable to access your citation(s) online after such time, please contact the court.

Payments may be made on-line at any time 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except on your court date when payments are only accepted until 3:00 p.m.  You must contact our office if you are making a payment after 3:00 p.m. on your day of court.  Additional  fees will apply when making on-line payments.

To avoid late penalties, citation payments must be paid on or before your scheduled court date and time. If you are unable to pay your citation online or in person, you must appear in court on your scheduled court date and time as indicated on your citation. If you have missed your court date, you are now in failure to appear status; therefore you would need to contact the Clarkston Municipal Court for the cost of any fines and fees associated with your failure to appear.  

Accepted forms of payment include: Master Card, Visa, Money Order, or Cash (in person only).

No personal checks or over the phone payments are accepted. Pay your Citations Online
If you have been issued a citation and have questions concerning point violations and/or license suspensions, please click (here) to the Department of Driver Services or contact their offices at 678-413-8400.

Attorneys of Record
Any attorney representing a defendant in this Court must first file an Entry of Appearance prior to the scheduled court date and time with the Clerk’s office either in person, by mail, or fax.
In areas of conflict, the Court request notice at least 30 days prior to the scheduled court date and time. Concerning newly retained cases, the Court request a courtesy notice at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled court date and time. The Clerk’s office will respond to your request within 24 hours during normal business hours Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Clarkston Municipal Court has contracted with Professional Probation Services, Inc (PPS) to manage the Probation Division which monitors defendants who have been ordered to complete special conditions by the Court, as well as those who must pay fines and fees as assessed by the Court and is unable to pay them on the day of court.  

Professional Probation Services, Inc.
755 Commerce Drive
Suite 412
Decatur, Georgia   30030
(404) 373-6337

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