Navigating Atlanta Traffic Court: A Quick Guide

January 29, 2024

The Atlanta Municipal Court is known to be the hub of hustle and bustle, ranking as the busiest courthouse in the southeast. In most cases, an experienced Traffic Ticket Attorney at The Ticket Clinic can appear in court on the client’s behalf. However there are certain situations such as criminal matters where it’s mandatory to appear in court.  Just in case you need to go to the courthouse in person, here’s a few tips to help your visit run smootly.

Atlanta Courthouse Location and Parking

It’s located in the heart of the city at 150 Garnett Street, Atlanta Georgia 30303, where Pryor Street and Garnett Street intersect. Open from 7am – 5pm every Monday through Friday (excluding city holidays and days of extreme weather), it’s important to note that there’s no free car park available. However, you can find paid street parking, surfacing lots, and garages within a short stroll from the courthouse. Learn more about the City of Atlanta Municipal Court by visiting its website here

Before You Head To The Atlanta Courthouse Consider Doing This:

Prior to attending a court hearing at the Atlanta Municipal Court, it’s crucial to verify your court date and time. This can be done in one of two ways: 

  • To find your court case, simply visit the Atlanta Municipal Court’s website, enter your full name or citation number here. Searching by citation number will bring up information specific to your case, whereas a name search might bring up several cases by case number. These case numbers begin with the year the case was opened, which could help you narrow your search. Cases up to 20 years old should still be accessible.
  • Alternatively, you can reach out to the Atlanta Municipal Court clerk’s office via phone at 404-954-7914.

An integral part of the Municipal Court are its eight judges assigned to various courtrooms. Additionally, there are also numerous senior Judges and part-time Judges who oversee cases at the City of Atlanta Municipal Court. You may want to do a little research on your judge and see which room they’re assigned before you leave the house.

Court sessions are scheduled throughout the day – from as early as 8am and concluding usually at around 3pm. 

Missing Your Courtdate At Atlanta Municipal Court Is NOT Recommended 

Matters can become complicated when clients fail to appear in court. If you do, the court will remove your case from the calendar and may issue a bench warrant for your arrest. Fail to address this within thirty (30) days and the Atlanta Municipal Court will send information to the Georgia Department of Driver Services resulting in the suspension of your driver’s license or your privilege to drive in the State of Georgia. To lift this, your case must be resolved to reclaim your driving privileges. 

Bad news: navigating the busiest courthouse in the Southeast is no easy task. Good news: For a simple traffic ticket, you can fight it without going to court at all. If you’re in need of assistance regarding a case in the city of Atlanta Municipal Court, don’t hesitate to call The Ticket Clinic for a free consultation.


Ashley Brown, Esq.

Upon graduating from The North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2020, Ashley immediately entered private practice handling cases in varies areas of law including family law, immigration, personal injury, and criminal defense. 

Quickly recognizing her overwhelming passion for the practice of criminal law and her desire to help the underdog, Ashley joined the Ticket Clinic team where she dedicates herself solely to the practice of misdemeanor criminal defense.