Municipal Court

 

Address

3921 Church Street

Clarkston, GA 30021

Phone: (404) 292-9465

Fax: (404) 298-1522

Email: sgreen@cityofclarkston.com

 

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

 

Background checks (Georgia only) are performed from 8:30am-4pm Monday-Friday. We do not do fingerprints.

 

Clarkston Municipal Court

 

The Municipal Court of Clarkston has jurisdiction over any local ordinances and State law violations that occur within Clarkston city limits. Violations include city ordinances, most traffic violations, and various misdemeanors. When the party is found guilty, a judge can issue fines, fees, and/or incarceration.

 

The Administration of Clarkston Municipal court ensures accuracy of each court record, accounts for each fine and fee, and strives to provide fair and dependable adjudication across all cases—all while providing courteous and professional service to the community.

 

Staff members are available to help out with any questions you may have about our court, whether you’re curious about fees from an arrest made by the Clarkston Police Department, or fees from a citation, for example.

 

Keep in mind: Our court staff is not able to answer legal questions or provide legal advice pertaining to your case. If you need legal advice, please consult with an attorney.

 

When is court in session?

Court is in session four times per month, except on major holidays. You can find your scheduled court date and time on your citation.

 

When are trials held?

Trials are held only on the first Wednesday of each month, beginning at 6:00pm.

 

All About Payments

 

Your citation may take up to 72 hours from the date of issuance to process. If, after 72 hours, you still cannot access your citation online, contact the court immediately.

 

Accepted forms of payment: MasterCard, Visa, Money Order, or Cash (in person only). You may not write a personal check or pay over the phone.

 

Click this link to pay a fine online. You can make a payment online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on your court date. Additional fees apply when paying online. On your court date, payments will only be accepted until 3:00pm. If you’d like to make a payment after 3:00pm on your issued court date, you must contact our office.

 

Avoiding late penalties

Make sure to pay your citation on or before your scheduled court date and time. If you cannot do so, you must appear in court on that date at that time. If you miss your court date, your status is considered “failure to appear”. At this point, you must contact the court regarding any fines and fees associated with your absence.

 

Any questions?

If you’ve been given a citation and have any questions about point violations and/or license suspension, contact the Department of Driver Services at (678) 413-8400.

 

Attorneys of Record

Before representing a defendant in Court, an attorney must first file an Entry of Appearance before the scheduled court date and time in person, by mail, or by fax with the Clerk’s office.

 

In any area of conflict, the Court requests at least 30 days of notice prior to the scheduled court date and time.

 

In regard to newly-retained cases, the Court requests at least a 48-hour courtesy notice prior to the scheduled court date and time.

 

Got a request?

The Clerk’s office responds to all requests within 24 business hours Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

 

Probation

Professional Probation Services, Inc. (PPS) has contracted with Clarkston Municipal Court to manage the Probation Division. This division monitors defendants who are required to follow special conditions by the Court, in addition to those who are unable to pay their required fines and/or fees on their scheduled court date.

 

PPS Contact Information

Professional Probation Services, Inc.

4280 Memorial Drive

Suite A & B

Decatur, Georgia 30032

(404) 373-6337

 

Still have questions? Check out our FAQs here.

 

Helpful links:

Dekalb County Police Department
Georgia Department of Driver Services
Dekalb County Tag Office
Georgia Department of Revenue
Dekalb County Solicitor-General Office
Dekalb County District Attorney Office