Find your Municipal Courts

Approximately 400 local courts are part of the Georgia court system. These special courts and courts serving incorporated municipalities operate under various names with varying jurisdictions.

Courts of incorporated municipalities try municipal ordinance violations, issue criminal warrants, conduct preliminary hearings, and may have concurrent jurisdiction over shoplifting cases and cases involving possession of one ounce or less of marijuana.

Judges must be qualified in accordance with State statute while terms of office in municipal courts are set by local legislation.

Council of Municipal Court Judges Website