Instructions for Paying Traffic Citations
You have been issued a traffic citation by the CITY OF DULUTH POLICE DEPARTMENT. On non-mandatory charges you have the choice of appearing in court on the court date written on the front of your citation, or pleading “Guilty” and paying the fine prior to court. Unless you are paying your fine prior to your court date, you must come to court.
Important Information regarding Continuances
If you need a Continuance and you have not already requested one it must be submitted in writing to the Court and be approved by a Judge. Your request must be received by our business office no later than 5 business days prior to your original assigned court date. Once we are in receipt of your request, someone will contact you within 72 business hours to inform you of the judge’s decision. Our business hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Your request must contain your name, citation number, address, e-mail address, and phone number, along with the reason you are requesting the continuance.
You are to assume that your request has not been approved and you are still expected to appear in court on your original assigned court date until you receive a phone call or an email from the court staff advising the Judge has approved your request. At that time, you will be expected: come to our business office before your original court date to sign the rescheduled notice which indicates your new date. After all procedures are complete, you will be taken off the original court docket.
Payment of Fines
In person: You may pay your fine(s) during regular business hours between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We accept Cash, Credit Cards, Money orders or Cashier Check. No Personal or Business Checks.
By Mail: You can pay your fine(s) by mailing a money order, or cashier’s check, made out to the City of Duluth Municipal Court, to 3276 Buford Highway, Duluth, GA 30096. We do not accept personal or business checks. If you would like a receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Pay your court fines online!
MAIL PAYMENTS TO:
DULUTH MUNICIPAL COURT
3276 Buford Hwy
Duluth, Georgia 30096
Drop off: The 24 Hour payment drop box is located at the Duluth Public Safety Building, in the parking lot, next to Davenport Road. It is the silver box, on the sidewalk.
OFFICE HOURS ARE:
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Additional Important Information
- If you are paying your fine on the day of court, you MUST appear in court at 9am.
- Failure to pay your fine or appear in court will result in additional fines, a license suspension and possibly a warrant issued for your arrest.
Mandatory Court Appearances for All Ages
- If you are charged with any of the following: You MUST appear in court;
- ALCOHOL OR DRUG OFFENSES
- SUSPENDED LICENSE, SHOPLIFTING
- HIT AND RUN, FLEEING/ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE
- DISCHARGING FIREARMS
- ALL ACCIDENTS
- MEETING OR PASSING A SCHOOL BUS WHILE LOADING OR UNLOADING
- SPEEDING 30 MILES OR MORE OVER THE LIMIT( Drivers 21 and older)
- SPEEDING IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE
- NO INSURANCE
- SUSPENDED REGISTRATION