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In response to the threat posed by the COVID-19 virus, Douglasville Municipal Court has implemented changes to our procedures.  We hope that you understand that these changes are not to inconvenience you, but to ensure everyone’s safety, while allowing us to handle judicial matters efficiently.

 The following guidelines will be strictly enforced for the safety of all defendants and court staff: 

  1. If you or a member of your household have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus in the last two weeks, please contact our office to receive further instructions regarding your hearing. 
  2. Only Defendants will be allowed into the courtroom. Do not bring children, spouses or other family members to your scheduled hearing. If you do not have childcare, we will allow you one reset for this reason. Please call our office prior to your court date to reschedule.
  3. Defendants who are 60 years of age or older and defendants with medical conditions who feel uncomfortable coming to court due to increased risk, we will allow you one reset for this reason.Please call our office prior to your court date to reschedule. 
  4. Defendants who require an interpreter for court proceedings should contact our office at 678-293-1858 prior to your court date. (LOS acusados que requieran un interprete, comuniquense de inmediato al telefono 678-293-1858 para obtener mas informacion). 
  5. We are on a very strict time schedule.You have been assigned a specific court time.Court personnel will ask for your name and date of birth to confirm your scheduled time.Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled time to allow for new COVID-19 procedures before entering our courtroom. Due to social distancing guidelines, you may only appear for your hearing at this specified time.If you are late, you will be given a new court date and time. If you arrive late a second time, a $200 failure to appear fee will be added to your case. 
  6. The court will follow all guidelines of social distancing with six feet distancing markers. Please adhere to all signage and markings. 
  7. Court Security will use a temperature scanner to ensure that defendants with temperatures higher than CDC guidelines are not allowed in the courtroom. 
  8. Court Security will ask questions concerning your health. 
  9. If you have your own mask, you are welcome to wear it. You must wear a face covering the entire time you are in the Public Safety Building and the Courtroom. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you. NO ONE WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE COURTROOM WITHOUT A MASK. 
  10. A clerk will instruct you where to enter the courtroom and where to sit. 
  11. Our court room is being sanitized after every court day for the safety of the public and our staff. 

gavel on American flagThe Douglasville Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the City of Douglasville.

The mission of the Municipal Court is to promote justice and provide prompt, courteous service in an efficient, professional manner while being dedicated to the principals of impartiality, fairness, and integrity.

Court Services includes six full-time employees, four part-time employees, the clerk, the solicitor, and the judge.

Court Services is responsible for processing all traffic citations and misdemeanor state law violations issued by the Police Department, including ordinance violations issued by the Community Development’s Code Compliance and Animal Control, processing all violations of probation issued by Judicial Correction Services, preparing dockets, and collecting fines and fees.

Court Services holds separate sessions for traffic citations, code compliance citations, and violations of probation. Traffic/Misdemeanor Court sessions are held for various traffic infractions such as speeding tickets, suspended license, DUI, Shoplifting, and Possession of Marijuana less than one ounce. Code Compliance Court sessions address property maintenance, animal control, and other environmental degradation cases.

Probation Violation Court sessions bring back probation cases for review and defendants that have violated conditions of their court orders.

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