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Effective on Tuesday, January 19, 2021
With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, Municipal Court operations are partially suspended starting on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 through Friday, January 29, 2021. Court arraignment and trials will continue as scheduled. Click here to learn more.
Municipal Court to Waive Additional Fines and Fees in October
Macon-Bibb County’s Municipal Court is holding an amnesty program for individuals with past due traffic citations, are in failure to appear status, and/or have active bench warrants in order to promote lawful driving privileges, settle outstanding violations with the court, and reduce arrests.
From October 1 – 30, 2020, if a person pays their fines in full, all contempt fees will be forgiven. If the person’s offense(s) requires a mandatory court appearance, the individual will be granted a future court date to appear before a Judge and all failures to appear, warrants, and warrant fees will be cleared and/or forgiven.
To pay the original fines, people can go to Municipal Court, which is in the Courthouse at 601 Mulberry Street, Monday – Friday during the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Upon arrival to the Bibb County Courthouse, check in at the main entrance on the 2nd floor. A Court Security staff member will require that you complete the necessary screening process as it relates to CDC and DPH social distancing guidelines.
Masks must be worn when appearing in the courthouse for any reason. If you are unable to wear a mask due to health reasons, please contact the court at (478) 751-7154 or by email at email@example.com and let us know that you are unable to wear a mask due to health reasons. The Court will provide further information on options to participate in the program.
Forms of payment that will be accepted are cash, money order, cashier checks, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card, only). Personal checks will not be accepted. For more information, please contact the Macon-Bibb Municipal Court at 478-751-7154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Clerk of Municipal Court
Hours of Operation:
601 Mulberry St., P.O. Box 247, Macon, Georgia 31201
Macon-Bibb Municipal Court
PO Box 247
601 Mulberry Street
Macon, Georgia 31202
Macon-Bibb County has established this website to provide citizens with information concerning parking regulations and the payment of tickets/citations. An overtime parking ticket must be paid within 20 days of issuance to avoid additional fees.
Some tickets/citations may not be paid without first appearing in court before a judge. In Appendix III, Part I: Schedule of fines of Municipal Court’s website, you can look up those tickets/citations for which defendants must appear in court before they may pay their fines. Such “must appear” tickets/citations are not payable either online or by phone.
The mission of Municipal Court of Macon-Bibb County is divided into two sections: judicial and administrative. The judicial section consists of one full-time and three part-time judges. They are as follows: Chief Judge Crystal Jones; and part-time judges, Judge Robert E. Herndon, Judge William M. Shurling III, and Judge Kathryn W. Gerhardt.
The administrative section of the Court has eight employees, headed by Chief Clerk LaTonya Slaughter, Director of the Court. The administrative court personnel staff are organized into two divisions: financial and court operations/data entry. The financial division, managed by Deputy Chief Clerk Shemeka Williams, directly supports the judges in the courtroom and receives payments for court fines and arrest warrants. Financial Division employees: Tyler Johnson, Angel Smith, and Danielle Flowers.
The court operations/data entry division, managed by Deputy Chief Clerk Natalie Callaway, ensures entering citations into the court’s computerized database, performs GCIC-related and probation-related tasks, and prepares the L.E.C. court calendar. Court operations/Data entry Division employees: Tara Stephens and Theresa Simmons.
The mission of Macon-Bibb County Municipal Court is to administer justice fairly, impartially, effectively, efficiently, and courteously to anyone charged traffic violations within Macon-Bibb County and with violations of Macon-Bibb County ordinances.
Cases filed in the Municipal Court of Macon-Bibb County are for violations of criminal rather than civil code. They include but are not limited to, certain misdemeanor state laws offenses and violations of Macon-Bibb County ordinances relative to environmental violations, traffic violations, parking violations, and other assorted misdemeanors.
Some examples of environmental violations include violations of the building code, of the housing code, of the unsafe building abatement code, properties subject to the Blight Tax and of the sanitation code.
Traffic violations include moving and non-moving violations committed by or in either personal or commercial vehicles.
Some examples of traffic violations include overtime parking, parking near fireplug, parking in hospital emergency door, double parking, and parking in a loading zone.
Misdemeanor violations include, but are not restricted to, selling alcohol without a license, creating unnecessary noise, creating noisome odors, disorderly conduct, cutting utility wires, and disfiguring public property.