Municipal Court

Municipal Court
3765 Park Avenue, Doraville, GA 30340
Phone #:  770-455-1001; Fax #:  770-455-7148
Court Clerk:  Rochelle Sanderson - Rochelle.Sanderson@doravillega.us
Pay your fine ONLINE
MISSION:
It is the mission of the Doraville Municipal Court to provide efficient, fair, and impartial resolution of all matters coming before it.  The Court strives to serve the general public and our diverse community with respect, courtesy, and sensitivity.
GENERAL INFORMATION:The Municipal Court of Doraville has jurisdiction over traffic offenses and city ordinance violations which occur within the city limits of Doraville.  This Court also hears MARTA, Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Department of Public Safety offenses which occur within the city limits of Doraville.
The fine for some offenses may be paid without appearing in court on the date listed on your citation, while other violations require a court appearance.  Please call the court at 770-455-1001 to determine if you must appear or if your fine can be paid in lieu of appearing in court.  Please allow a minimum of two (2) business days from the date you received your citation for the Court to receive your citation information.
If you do not have to appear in court, you may pay your fine in person, online or by mail, and the payment must be received by the court date indicated on your citation.  If you choose to pay your fine prior to the court date in lieu of appearing in court, a judgment of guilty will be entered for your case.
LIMITED HOURS OF OPERATION:
Arraignment calendars will be held most Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:30 am and 11:30 am.  Trial calendars are held at 1:30 pm.  
If you are not scheduled for either an arraignment or trial calendar, but have other matters you would like to personally handle in court, you can visit the courthouse during the following days & times:

Wednesdays:  9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Thursdays:  12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
The courthouse will be closed to the public on Fridays.
Phone hours are Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm unless court is in session.
DISPOSITIONS:
Certified copies of the disposition of your case are available one (1) week after your case has been disposed of.  In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, and to minimize in-person contact, individuals are encouraged to make requests for dispositions by mail (Doraville Municipal Court, 3765 Park Avenue, Doraville, GA  30340), or by filling out an open records request form.  Otherwise, you may make your request in person on Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm or Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.  When filling out an open records request form, please provide as much detail as possible, including date of birth, date (or approximate date) of violation, and type of violation received.
PAYMENT INFORMATION:Payments can be made in person, online and through the mail.  Forms of payments accepted are cash, money order, cashier’s check and credit/debit card.  We do not accept personal or business checks.
Please note that a 2.25% processing fee will be added to all credit/debit card transactions made in person and online. There is also an additional $2.50 fee charged for online transactions.
** If you are under 21 years of age, you will not be able to pay your citation online as doing so may result in the suspension of your drivers license.  Please call the court at 770-455-1001 to determine if you must appear, or if your fine can be paid in lieu of appearing in court. **
When mailing your payment, please do not send cash.  Only money orders or cashier’s checks are accepted through the mail.  Please include your full name, citation number, and a copy of the citation with your payment.  Make your money order or cashier’s check payable to:
Doraville Municipal Court
3765 Park Avenue
Doraville, GA  30340
INSURANCE CASES:
If you received a citation for No Proof of Insurance and you believe that you, in fact, had insurance at the time the citation was issued, you must provide a letter from your insurance company clearly stating that the vehicle you were driving had valid insurance coverage at the time you were driving it and received the citation.  The policy itself, insurance card, binder, etc., will not suffice as proof that coverage was in effect and had not lapsed or was cancelled at the time.
RESETTING A COURT DATE:

You are entitled to one (1) courtesy reset.  You must contact the Court at least two (2) business days prior to your court date to request that.  If another continuance is desired after that, you must request it of the Judge or the Solicitor in person on your scheduled court date. 
FAILURE TO APPEAR:If you fail to appear in court on the date indicated on your citation, or if you fail to pay your fine by your court date, a Failure to Appear Warrant may be issued for your arrest, and/or your driving privilege may be suspended.  A Contempt of Court fee may also be added to your total fine.
DRESS CODE AND COURT DECORUM:The following is not appropriate dress for court appearances:
  • Pajamas
  • Ripped or torn jeans
  • Tank tops/sleeveless shirts
  • Hats
  • Baggy pants that fall below the waist
  • Exercise clothing/jogging suits
  • Sweat pants or yoga pants
  • Shorts
  • Halter tops/bare midriffs
  • Flip flops
  • Bare feet
  • Revealing/see-through attire 
  • Hair curlers
  • Clothing with emblems or illustrations which depict violence, sex acts, profanity or illegal activity
  • Sunglasses (non-prescription)
The following items will not be allowed into the courtroom:

  • Laptops/Tablets (Attorneys excluded)
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Large backpacks
  • Food or beverages
  • Combustible devices/cigarette lighters
Additionally, all cell phones and mobile devices must either be turned off or on silent or vibrate mode while in the courtroom.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU COME TO COURT:
Please report to Courtroom #2 and check in with the Clerk who will then direct you where to go.

If your case will be heard by the Judge, you must have a Waiver of Rights Form completed and signed before approaching the bench.  You may print, read, and complete the Waiver before coming to court.  To download and print a copy of the Waiver of Rights, please click  Waiver.

For more information regarding Basic Rules of Court Conduct, please click here.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING AND DUI SCHOOLS:If you were ordered to complete a Defensive Driving Course or attend a DUI School as part of your sentence, you must bring the original certificate of completion to the court by the date indicated to you by the Judge or Solicitor.  For a list of state-approved Defensive Driving and DUI schools, please visit the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services website .  We do not accept courses completed on-line.
PROBATION SERVICES:
Probation services for the City of Doraville are subcontracted to a private company, Professional Probation Service, Inc., located at 3688 Clearview Ave., Doraville, GA 30340.  If you were placed on probation at the Doraville Municipal Court an have questions about probation, please contact Professional Probation Services, Inc., (P.P.S.) at 770-455-668. 

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF DRIVER’S SERVICES (DDS):
For information regarding your driver’s license, to check the status of a suspension, or to find out about points on your license, please visit the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services website or call 678-413-8400.
DIRECTIONS:From I-285 (traveling either East or West):
  1. Exit on Buford Hwy. (Exit #32)
  2. Turn Left off the exit
  3. Turn Right on Park Ave. (Shaking Crawfish & PNC Bank on the corner)
  4. The courthouse is the fourth (4th) building on the right

 From Downtown Atlanta:

  1. Travel I-85 North
  2. Exit on Buford Hwy. (Exit #86)
  3. Go straight, approximately 7 miles
  4. Turn Left on Park Ave. (Shaking Crawfish & PNC Bank on the corner)
  5. The courthouse is the fourth (4th) building on the right

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