Municipal Court

COURT OPERATIONS DURING COVID-19 RECOVERY

COURT ORDERS
Marietta Municipal Court Judicial Emergency Order 05-26-2020
Judicial Emergency Extension 06-12-2020
Judicial Emergency Extension 07-20-2020
Judicial Emergency Extension 08-21-2020
Failure to Appear During Judicial Emergency 06-04-2020

Failure to Appear Extension 06-30-2020
Failure to Appear Extension 08-21-2020

Court sessions will be streamed live on YouTube.  Click here access the live-stream.  Please note that live-streams are not recorded and will be available only while court is in session.  

Attorneys who would like to be placed on call, please fill out the Attorney On-Call Request Form.

Reschedule your court date: Individuals who need to reschedule a court date due to COVID-19 related reasons, please fill out the COVID-19 Continuance Request form.

Gradual Expansion of Services During COVID-19 Recovery:  Marietta Municipal Court has been closely monitoring developments around the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  As part of our Continuity of Operations Plan, our goal is to limit the impact on visitors and staff.  As such, it has been necessary to reschedule most cases.  If your case was impacted by the rescheduling of court sessions, a notice has been mailed to the address on file with the court.

Consistent with Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton's "Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency", our court is following the best practices and guidelines developed by the Georgia Council of Municipal Court Judges and that Order for the gradual expansion of services offered by the court to ensure the safety and health of both the court staff and the public during the current pandemic.  The following will be implemented by our court:

 To maintain a 6-foot seating distance:

  • We normally schedule 150 individuals per court session, however, this has been reduced to a maximum of 38 individuals per court session.
  • In order to maintain these standards, if possible, please refrain from bringing guests, including children.
  • Individuals will not be allowed to congregate or sit in waiting areas or common areas of the Court/Police building.
Screening process for individuals (including staff) before entering the building:
Temperature screening will be conducted and a series of questions will be asked prior to entry into the building.  You will be refused entry into the building and issued a new court date if your temperature is 100.0 or higher or if you answer "yes" to any of the following:
 
  • Have you traveled to or from any areas in which COVID-19 is particularly active?
  • Have you or anyone in your household experienced symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive, or are awaiting test results within the last 14 days?
Additional protective measures:
  • All areas will be sanitized and disinfected between court sessions.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building.  We encourage frequent hand washing.
  • Dedicated entry-only and exit-only doorways, queue lines, and floor markings to encourage 6-foot separation.
  • Upon entry, you will be provided with a "care package" containing a new ink pen, gloves, and the forms you may need while in court.
  • We strongly encourage you to provide your own face covering, mask, or cloth, to be worn the entire time you are inside the Municipal Court building.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW


The City of Marietta Municipal Court is one of over 400 local courts of the Georgia Judicial System. Jurisdiction is limited to misdemeanor offenses of shoplifting of $500 or less; possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce) and traffic offenses including DUI. The court adjudicates violations of local ordinances including zoning and parking offenses. Municipal Court also imposes civil penalties for photo-enforced red-light violations and photo-enforced school bus stop arm violations.

Municipal Court has the right and power to conduct non-jury trials, receive guilty pleas and impose sentence in the manner required by law. Sentences handed down by this court are limited to 12 months and a fine of up to $1,000 per offense. However, sentences for multiple charges may run consecutively to one another or consecutively to another case. These sentences may also be served on probation.

The court is comprised of 7 divisions which work together to perform the duties of the court. They are:

  • Judges
  • Prosecutors
  • Clerk of Court
  • Probation
  • Court Services
  • Court Security
  • Court Administration