Municipal Court

court-closingsMunicipal Court is now Virtual.

Municipal Court staff will send those individuals whose court dates are affected by a rescheduled notice in the mail. 

  • Please make sure Fairburn Court Services has your current contact information for rescheduling.
  • If you have any questions regarding your citation or case in general, please call 770-683-4611 

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 paperwork to 770-964 8984. We do accept all paperwork 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 Court appearance, 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 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 smartphones 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, they are not turned off. Any phones and/or electronic devices seized by the Officer shall only be released upon payment of contempt charge.

Contact Us

Municipal Court

Physical Address
26 W Campbellton Street
Fairburn, GA 30213

Phone: 770-683-4611
Fax: 770-964-8984

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm
No payments accepted after 4 p.m.

 

Municipal Court Clerk

 

Contact Us Form

FAQs

How do I determine my arraignment date?

Your scheduled arraignment date and time will be listed at the bottom of the citation.

What should I do if I plan to plead not guilty?

You should call or visit the Court Clerk’s Office in advance to have your court date reset. If you are located out of state, your arraignment date can be reset via e-mail or fax. Once received, you must fax or e-mail the signed copy of your reset notice to the court clerk, in lieu of signing in person.

What If I don't live in the area and cannot complete community service during traditional business hours.

You may complete your community service through any Georgia non-profit (501c3). This includes, but is not limited to: churches, Goodwill, animal rescues, Salvation Army, etc. Please communicate any issues or questions through the Court Services Office. In order for our office to accept the community service hours, you must turn in an official letter from the organization with your name and the hours you completed with them. The letter must be on official letterhead and you must turn it in to the Court Clerk’s Office, with a time sheet, signed by representative of organization. It must include contact information and/or business card. Please do not contact Mr. Stokes if you are completing community service through a non-profit. Please note: this office does not accept 2-for-1 credit for community service hours.