State Court of DeKalb County


Welcome to the DeKalb County Recorders Court Website. Our mission is to provide the citizens of DeKalb County with fair and impartial justice, promote public safety, enhance public trust and confidence, and safeguard the constitutional rights of all who appear in this court.

In accomplishing this mission, we will provide service in a timely, efficient, courteous and fiscally responsible manner."

Recorders Court was established by an amendment to the Georgia Constitution in 1945. Our jurisdiction includes all traffic misdemeanors in unincorporated DeKalb County, misdemeanor shoplifting, possession of alcohol by minor misdemeanors, misdemeanor possession of marijuana charges and all ordinance violations in unincorporated DeKalb County.

FTA (Failure to Appear) and Warrant services will be located at the Bobby Burgess Building on the second floor. FTA calendars will take place, Monday and Wednesday. The Burgess Building is located between Recorders Court and Magistrates Court. Recorder’s Court will continue to accept FTA paperwork from the public between 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. in preparation for court. The FTA Court Session will start at 2:00 p.m.

Notice to counsel:  You may waive arraignment using the form at the link below. Please print , complete all fields and return to the Clerk’s Office at Camp Circle.  This form can be used to enter an appearance and waive arraignment.  You will be sent notice of trial.  State Court Entry Of Appearance

Please call 404-294-2099 for all inquiries related to traffic citations.

If you have a citation that you would like to pay, you can do so from this website --

Chief Judge Nelly Withers recognizes employees who go above and beyond in servicing the citizens and agencies for DeKalb County.

L to R - Everett Cousins , Charlene Marilla, Nelly Withers (Judge), Lakeisha Holloway, Marcus Jackson.