State Court of DeKalb County


Pursuant to HB 300, enacted during the 2015 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly, a Traffic Division is established in the State Court of DeKalb County. All traffic cases, formerly handled at the Recorder's Court of DeKalb County, are now handled by the newly created State Court Traffic Division.  Cases are prosecuted by the Solicitor General, and will be heard by associate judges of the State Court of DeKalb County.  HB 302 provides for the abolition of Recorder's Court effective July 1, 2015.  Thereafter, all code enforcement and criminal ordinance violation cases will be handled by the Magistrate Court of DeKalb County, and those cases will be heard by Magistrate Court judges designated by the Chief Magistrate Judge.  

Traffic violation cases to be heard in the State Court Traffic Division, and code enforcement and criminal ordinance violations to be heard in Magistrate Court will take place in the same Camp Circle location previously occupied by the Recorder's Court.  The State Court Clerk's Office will maintain all records from Recorder's Court transferred to the custody of the Clerk, and that office will maintain records for the newly created Traffic Division as well as records for Magistrate Court.  For information related to the Magistrate Court of DeKalb County, please visit

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. State Court of DeKalb County Traffic Division 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 --