Court Administrator: Cardi McManus
Atlanta, May 4, 2020 – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced today that he will extend for another month the Statewide Judicial Emergency, which is due to expire May 13. Under an order the Chief Justice plans to sign later this week, the emergency initially declared on March 14 will be extended for a second time until Friday, June 12, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. It was originally due to expire April 13 before the Chief Justice extended it the first time until May.
Under the new extension order, all criminal and civil jury trials will continue to be suspended, and courts will be barred from summoning and impaneling new trial and grand juries. These suspensions are necessary due to the social distancing and other safety measures recommended by the CDC, the Georgia Department of Public Health, and local county health departments to protect the health of the large groups of people who are generally assembled for jury proceedings.
“The courts are different from most private establishments and public places in that we compel people to attend court proceedings, and that requires us to be extra cautious,” Chief Justice Melton said.
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, all City buildings are closed and Smyrna Municipal Court has rescheduled all court dates as noted below:
Notices with the following court dates were mailed out on May 6, 2020 via USPS to the address on your citation. If your address on the citation is incorrect, it is YOUR responsibility to contact court services with the correct information. If you do not appear for your scheduled court date a Failure To Appear can be issued.
We will be holding four sessions a day based on the first letter of your last name. Please check your date below and the following time:
- Last Name A - F 8:30AM
- Last Name G - L 10:00AM
- Last Name M - R 1:00PM
- Last Name S - Z 2:30PM
- If your rescheduled court date was May 14th, the new court date is July 13th at your specific time
- If your rescheduled court date was May 18th, the new court date is July 16th at your specific time
- If your rescheduled court date was May 21, the new court date is July 20th at your specific time
- If your rescheduled court date was May 28th, the new court date is July 23th at your specific time
- If your rescheduled court date was June 1st, the new court date is July 27th at your specific time
- If your rescheduled court date was June 8th, the new court date is July 30th at your specific time
- f your rescheduled court date was June 11th, the new court date is August 3rd at your specific time
All cases of Enviornmental Court previously scheduled for May 22 will be held on June 19th at 1:00PM.
All cases on the Trial Calendar previously scheduled for June 4 will be held on August 6th at 9:00AM and 1:00PM.
You may now pay court fees online
CLICK the notice regarding online payments before you proceed to the payment link
Online Payment Notice: For your convenience, you may pay online. However, certain violations require a court appearance and are not available for online payment. You will be advised that your violation is a must appear when you attempt to pay online and you will not be allowed to pay at that time. Please note online payments must be made by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time the day before your court date. Also, please note that past due citations must be paid in person or by mail.
For information regarding a citation or court date call: 770-431-2804
The Smyrna Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the City Government of Smyrna.
The Court Services Division is responsible for processing all traffic citations and misdemeanor state law violations issued by the Police Department, including ordinance violations issued by Community Development’s Code Enforcement, and preparing dockets and collecting fines and fees.
The Court Services Division holds separate sessions for traffic and environmental court citations.
The Environmental Court addresses property maintenance, animal control and other environmental degradation cases before the Court Judge.
Other Traffic Court sessions are held for various traffic infractions such as speeding tickets.
Please review the Basic Rules of Court Brochure from Judicial Council of Georgia.
For Directions to Court / City Hall please click the link.
Chief Judge: Phyllis Gingrey Collins
Solicitor: Tim Williams
Judge: Joel Pugh
Solicitor: Tim Williams