Municipal Court

Online Payments 


Learn more about your option to pay online.

About


Fairburn Municipal Court Judge – Judge Monica Ewing

  • The Judge does not speak to anyone about court outside of the courtroom.
  • Court Solicitor – Rory Starkey.

Location 


The building is the unmarked brick building next to the Southside Theatre Guild. The parking lot entrance is on Washington street. The sign to the parking lot is marked Municipal Court and parking is free. The building entrance is located in the alleyway side entrance. The Court Clerk Office is to the left. Please proceed to the clerk’s window for assistance.

If You Are Under the Age of 21


Anyone under 21 years of age is required to appear in court. Because it takes fewer points to lose your license, a minor traffic violation could suspend your license.

Notice to Attorneys


The solicitor will not be present at arraignments. If you would like to waive the arraignment, please fax in the waiver of arraignment, entry of appearance or any other paper work to 770-964 8984. We do accept all paper work from attorneys via fax, on letterhead.

Additional Information


Learn more about the State of Georgia Driver's License Suspensions and Revocations.
More information can be found on the Georgia Department of Driver Services website.
If your case was bound over to Fulton County, it is closed in the City of Fairburn. Please contact Fulton County.

Dress Attire for Court


Appropriate attire is mandatory for any appearance in Court, whether as a participant in a case, a witness or an observer. This not only helps maintain decorum but shows respect for our nation’s laws and Courts.

As a general rule, you should think of the Courtroom as a formal environment. Dress as you would when going for an important job interview or to church. Regardless of how you personally feel about the dress code, obey the rules.

Suggested Guidelines


  • Men: wear shoes with socks; long pants (on pants with belt loops, wear a belt); collared shirt (tucked in) with a tie, with or without a jacket
  • Women: wear shoes; a dress, skirt or long pants; a blouse, sweater or casual dress shirt

You will NOT be allowed to enter the Courtroom wearing the following inappropriate clothing (this may result in an arrest warrant for failure to appear or a default of your civil case):

  • Shorts
  • Hats (men) or hair curlers (women)
  • Halter or tube top
  • T-shirt or muscle shirt
  • See-through top
  • Flip flops
  • Clothing that exposes your midriff or underwear
  • Ripped or torn jeans
  • Baggy pants that fall below your waist
  • Clothing with an emblem or wording that promotes illegal or inappropriate activity
  • Clothing that depicts or promotes violence, sex acts, illegal drug use or profanity

Cell Phones 

Cell phones and/or smart phones are allowed in the courthouse, however, they must be turned off during court proceedings. If You  bring other electronic devices, including ipads/tablets, ipods or MP3 players, you will be subject to a contempt charge and be fined if you bring your phone/electronic device into the courthouse and they are not turned off. Any phones and/or electronic devices seized by the Officer shall only be released upon payment of contempt charge.