Municipal Court

After a traffic citation or city ordinance violation is issued, you may call to find out the cost of the citation at 706-367-5500, Monday – Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm.

If a court appearance is not required, you have three options for paying the citation:

1. Payment in the form of a money order or cashiers check can be mailed to: (no personal checks)
Arcade Municipal Court
P.O. Box 417
Jefferson, GA 30549

2. You can pay in person with cash , money order or cashier’s check at
Arcade City Hall
3325 Athens Highway
Jefferson, GA 30549

3. Pay online by going to www.ezcourtpay.com
(unless it was issued by GA State Patrol)
WHEN ENTERING CITATION NUMBER, LEAVE OFF THE 0 IN FRONT OF THE NUMBERS.

If a court appearance is required, the citation is added to the court calendar for the appropriate arraignment date.

At your scheduled court date (also known as the “Arraignment”), you will be required to enter a plea of Guilty, Not Guilty, or Nolo Contendre.

Guilty Plea = You will be waiving any rights to:

  • 1. A trial by judge or jury
    2. A presumption of innocence
    3. Confront witnesses
    4. Testify and offer more evidence
    5. A right to counsel
    6. The right against self-discrimination


If the judge accepts the guilty plea, you will be sentenced and the case will be disposed of.

Not Guilty Plea – you will be asked to choose either a Bench Trial (which will be held here at the Municipal Court by our Judge, on a future date) or a Trial By Jury (which will be transferred to State Court and the trial will be scheduled for a later date).

You have the right to request a pre-trial conference with the Prosecutor to discuss charges against you.

If you are placed on PROBATION, you will meet with a Probation Officer before you are excused from court.

Failure to appear on your scheduled court date, will result in either a Bench Warrant being issued or a suspension of your license.

The disposition of your case will be transmitted to the appropriate agency, i.e., Department of Driver Services.

If for good cause you cannot appear for your scheduled court date, a one time continuance can be granted. Please call PRIOR to your court date to discuss.

NO CELL PHONES, FOOD, OR DRINKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COURTROOM.

Arcade Municipal Court
706-367-5500

Sentinel Offender Services
706-367-6391

Arcade Police Department
706-367-1821