Municipal Court

Municipal Court of Athens-Clarke County
The Municipal Court of Athens-Clarke County is the busiest court in Athens-Clarke County. Each year, the Court handles approximately 35,000 cases. 

The Court has jurisdiction over all County ordinance violations; over all State misdemeanor traffic violations, including DUI; and over State misdemeanor crimes of Theft by Shoplifting, Possession of Less Than an Ounce of Marijuana, and Underage Possession of Alcohol. 

Judge Leslie Spornberger Jones, who was appointed to the Bench by the Mayor and Commission in 2010 also serves as the County's Administrative Hearing Officer, and hears Alcohol License and Taxi Permit violations. 

The Court also handles Domestic Partnership filings and does perform weddings. 

To contact the Municipal Court, please call (706) 613-3690. 

PAY MUNICIPAL COURT FINES ONLINE or by phone toll free at 1-800-701-8560.