Municipal Court

                    

Greensboro Municipal Court



Message from the Clerk of Courts - Catherine C. Jordan

The Central Records Unit maintains all records generated by the Police Department and Municipal Court. These records include criminal incident reports, arrest and booking reports, arrest photographs, traffic accident reports, and miscellaneous incident reports. This unit is also responsible for entering all data generated by the field officers and detectives for use by the Crime Analysis Unit and other departments.

Members of the public and nongovernmental agencies may obtain copies of Police Department reports and several other frequently required services from this unit. A small fee is charged for copies and services.

Catherine C. Jordan - Clerk Of Courts

706-453-7555 ext. 24

Location: 1141 Siloam Road, Greensboro, GA 30642
Phone Number: 706-453-7555
Fax Number: 706-453-1522

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Holidays

Fees:
Fingerprinting / Background check:
Georgia Only Record Check: $32.75
Georgia and FBI Record Check: $49.25
Incident Reports: no charge
Accident Reports: $2.00

Expungements:
Effective January 1, 2007 and pursuant to O.C.G.A. 35-4-37 (d). Once this application is received the agency shall forward the request to the Criminal History Division of GCIC for removal from the state database.

Record Restrictions:
Once this application is received the agency shall forward the request to the Prosecutor for approval, once approved will forward Criminal History Division of GCIC for restriction from the state database.

Type of payment accepted: cash or money orders (NO CHECKS)

Picking up reports:
When coming in person to pick up a report from our office, please have your case number available so the staff can assist you quickly and efficiently. Please allow a minimum of 48-72 hours for the processing of all accident and crime reports. It is considered time efficient to call in advance and verify that your report has been submitted and is available for pick up.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Closed City holidays.
You can reach the Clerk of court by calling 706-453-7555

Court Date and Time:
Municipal Court is conducted generally 1st Monday and 3rd Wednesday for trial at 6pm, with the exception of city holidays, (please check your court date in your citation) . A defense attorney is provided through the courts for those that do not have an attorney present and wish to have representation.

The Municipal Court hears cases involving:
Traffic Violations
City Ordinance Violations
City Code Violations

Methods of Payments:
Cash
Money Order
Cashier Check
Online payment -Visa, Master Card or Debit Card


Money orders and Cashier checks must be made payable to the Greensboro Municipal Court. No partial payments on bonds will be accepted.

If a citation is not paid before the court date, and the person fails to appear in court, a suspension notice or bench warrant may be issued for his or her arrest, which could result in additional fines and suspension of driving privileges.

How to Pay a Citation:
If you do not wish to appear in court and your offense does not require appearance, you must pay your citation before your court date. Payments may be made Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Greensboro Police Department or on the police department web-site.

Payments may also be mailed. Please include a copy of your citation or a note with the citation number on it.

If you have posted a cash bond for an offense that does not require a court appearance and you do not appear in court your bond will be forfeited and your case will cleared as guilty by bond forfeiture.

Court Appearance:
If you do not post a cash bond prior to your court date, you must appear in court. Court begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Mandatory Appearance

The following offenses MUST APPEAR IN COURT:

DUI
Obstruction of an officer
Attempting to elude an officer
Suspended License/revoked
No insurance
Shoplifting
Underage possession of alcohol
Possession of marijuana

Dress code for court is casual but no jeans, shorts, tee shirts or tank tops will be acceptable. No pocket books, briefcases, cell phones or pagers are allowed in the courtroom.

Cases involving juveniles (those persons 16 and under will be transferred to Juvenile Court. The Department of Juvenile Justice (706) 453-3340 will contact offenders and their parents of their court date.

Cases (one time only) may be postponed by 3:00 p.m. on the day before your court date for the following reasons:

Emergencies with proper verification
Subpoena from a higher court
Military obligations (must have your supervisor, E6 or above, come to the Clerk's office and complete the appropriate forms)
Postponements for other reasons require a cash bond.

Probation Services:
The Municipal Court Judge often sentences persons to probation. These persons are monitored by a Probation Officer from JAG Probation (706) 453-2130, who ensures that they make scheduled fine payments and complete counseling or other conditions by the Judge.

Certified Dispositions:
Certified Dispositions may be requested by individuals who have had their case heard in Municipal Court. The disposition shows all charges and the Judge’s decision. Dispositions may be obtained at a cost of $2.00. You may also request a disposition by mail by sending a money order or cashier check to the Greensboro Municipal Court.span>