Municipal Court


The Court now has an option which allows many individuals to negotiate and resolve their citations without appearing in court.  If you desire to participate in this program, please visit our online resolution website for more information and to enter a request for your case to be reviewed using this service.  A convenience fee of $9.00 per case is charged to participate.  Please note: not all cases are eligible to participate in this program.


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.  This court is following the best practices and guidelines developed by the Georgia Council of Municipal Court Judges 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:

Masks or face coverings are optional.
·   In-person court calendar size has been reduced to assist with social distancing. In order to maintain these standards, if possible, please refrain from bringing guests including children. 
·    Virtual court hearings will be conducted as needed.
·   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 social distancing.

Screening process for individuals (including staff) before entering the building:

          ·  Individuals should self-screen for COVID-related symptoms.  If any of the following apply within 48 hours prior to entry into the building, you are not to enter the building:

o   Temperature of 100.0 or above

o   Cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing

o   Fatigue, muscle, or body aches

o   Headache, new loss of taste or smell

o   Sore throat, congestion, or runny nose

o   Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

o   If you or anyone in your household has experienced symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive, or are awaiting test results within the last 14 days.

If you are unable to enter the building  or attend a scheduled court date for any of the above reasons, please contact the court at 770-794-5400 for assistance or you may visit the court’s drive-thru window.

Termination of COVID-19 Order of 8/14/2021 Issued in Response to Delta-variant Surge Occurring in the Cobb Judicial Circuit 03.02.2022
Amended Guidelines for Operating Marietta Municipal Court During the Recovery of COVID 19 03.08.2022
Guidelines for Operating Marietta Municipal Court During the Recovery of COVID 19 03.02.2022

Individuals who have received a notice advising that their case is scheduled for a virtual hearing, please click here to view a video message from the court.

The following forms may be used during virtual hearings.  Please read these forms prior to your court date as you may be asked to certify that you have read and understand these forms when entering a plea on your case.
Virtual Hearings Forms Instructions
Defendant's Right to an Attorney - English version
Defendant's Right to an Attorney - Spanish version
Plea Proceeding Record, Acknowledgment, and Waiver of Rights
Probationer's Informed Consent to Terms of Probation - English version
Probationer's Informed Consent to Terms of Probation - Spanish version

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


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