Court Services : Frequently Asked Questions

Complete a Request For Disposition form in the Clerk’s Office.  Requests may take up to three (3) business days to complete, and there is a $2 fee for certified copies.

Approximately 7-10 business days after you receive your citation(s), you may obtain your fine amount by calling the Court Services Department at (404)559-6250 or by utilizing our automated IVR service at 1-844-847-1745.  Fine amounts may also be obtained online at www.www.eastpointcity.org. Please note there are instances in which a court appearance is required, and fine amounts cannot be determined by court personnel. If so, you will be informed by the Clerk, and/or your citation will be marked accordingly.

If you fail to appear in court, a contempt fee of $200 will be added to your case. In addition, your driver’s license may be suspended, or a warrant issued for your arrest. You will also be required to pay the full amount of your citation(s) along with the contempt fee before any warrants or suspension will be recalled.

Some cases require a court appearance, but most offenses do not.  If your citation is marked “Must Appear” then you are required to appear in court and will not be able to pay fines in advance and/or online.

No. All cases occurring from the same incident must be addressed together. You may come to court and address each citation before the presiding judge.

For your convenience, there are several methods of payment that can be used to pay your citation(s) prior to your court date:

Methods of Payment

  • Online Bill Pay at www.eastpointcity.org/customer-care/online-bill-pay/.
  • Automated IVR Service by dialing +1 (844) 847-1745.
  • Payments are accepted in person between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the East Point Municipal Court located at 2727 East Point Street
  • Mail payments to East Point Municipal Court, 2727 East Point Street, East Point, Georgia 30344. Please note that we do not accept checks. Acceptable forms of payment are cash or money order. DO NOT MAIL CASH. The City is not responsible for any cash lost in the mail.

*Please note that paying by mail or online may result in points being assessed to your driver’s history.
*Please note that there is a 4% service fee charged by a third-party company, Government Window LLC., to cover the cost of the secure and convenient payment service accepting all major debit and credit cards online, in person and by phone.

Come to the East Point Police Department and speak to an Officer.

Your Arraignment (first appearance) date is provided by the police officer or jailor.  The Judge will make extensive announcements concerning your rights, and what to expect during your first appearance. It is highly recommended that you attend and listen closely to the Judge’s announcement.  At that time, you may plead guilty and pay your fine(s), or have an opportunity to speak with the City Solicitor to discuss your case.  If you plead not guilty, your case will not be tried on this day. However, you will be given a new court date for your trial at which time the police officer will be present.

You should dress appropriately for court (no tank/halter tops, muscle shirts,shorts, ragged clothing, etc.). Please see the dress code located in the “Basic Rules of Conduct.”

No, East Point Municipal Court only accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Cash (in person only), money order, cashier’s check, and all major debit and credit cards.

*Please note that there is a 4% service fee charged by a third-party company, company, Government Window, LLC,, to cover the cost of the secure and convenient payment service accepting all major debit and credit cards online, in person and by phone.

In order to have your case re-set, you must appear in court and speak to the Judge or Solicitor.  No Exceptions!

Yes, this may be accomplished by requesting a pre-trial after the Judge calls your name, during your arraignment hearing, and speaking to a Solicitor.

The information listed below is NOT legal advice as you have many rights available to you.

  • Plea of Guilty: An admission of Guilt. Depending on the offense, this plea may apply points to your driver’s history or have other adverse effects.
  • Plea of Not Guilty: By pleading not guilty, you may request a bench trial, or if applicable, you may request your case be bound over to Fulton County for a jury trial.
  • Plea of Nolo Contendere (Often known as Nolo or No Contest):  This plea is only available once every five (5) years and is discretionary. This plea requires your appearance in court.

If you fail to appear for court and have not paid your fine prior to your court date, you will be subject to serious penalties including suspension of driver’s license, by the Department of Driver Services, and the court may issue a warrant for your arrest.  To avoid arrest and license suspension, you may be required to post a cash bond (amount of the fine) plus an additional $200 penalty for failure to appear in court.  You will then be given a new court date. However, should you decide not to come to court or you are found guilty as charged, the bond you paid will be forfeited and the case will be closed.

If you fail to appear for court and do not pay your fine before you’re scheduled court date, you will be subjected to serious penalties. Your privilege (license) to drive will be suspended and the court will issue a warrant for your arrest.

No. Certain charges require a court appearance and carry a fine that is Judge-imposed.  Please reference the list of most common charges that require a court appearance.

If you are indigent and meet the requirements, the court may appoint an attorney to represent you. However, the court requires completion and submittal of an application and financial statement, and a decision will be made upon review of the required documents. An application may be requested when you appear for your arraignment or it may be picked up at the Court Services Office. There is a $50.00 non-refundable application fee.

Call (404) 559-6226 and your call will be directed to the appropriate person.

  • Aggressive driving
  • All city nuisance/code enforcement offenses
  • All under 21 offenses (Anyone between the ages of 17-20 are encouraged to bring a parent)
  • All accident offenses (unless proof of claim shown)
  • All alcohol offenses (except Open Container)
  • Any other charge that may result in jail time and/or license suspension
  • Attempt to elude an officer
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Furnishing alcohol to a minor
  • DUI (driving under the influence)
  • Hit & run
  • Habitual violator offense
  • No insurance
  • No license
  • Passing a loading/unloading school bus
  • Possession of alcohol by a minor
  • Possession of a concealed weapon
  • Racing
  • Reckless driving
  • Shoplifting
  • Speeding more than 30 MPH over posted speed limit
  • Driving with suspended registration
  • Driving with suspended license
  • Vehicular homicide/serious injury
  • VGCSA (Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act)