Municipal Court

Municipal court adjudicates general misdemeanor criminal cases, traffic violations, and other violations of municipal ordinances. Providing the highest quality service to the public and the City, it is the mission of the Court to ensure that due process of law and fundamental fairness are afforded to all who appear before the Court.

The Dahlonega Municipal Court is located within Dahlonega City Hall and sessions are held once a month.

Upcoming Court Dates

Department Contacts

Shana Higman
Shana Higman
Municipal Court Clerk
Nicole Smith-Easley
Deputy Municipal Court Clerk

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request a Court appointed attorney?

On your first appearance in court when your name is called for a plea, you may ask the judge for a court-appointed attorney. You will fill out an application to the best of your ability. The application fee is $50.00 Make sure that all your information is up to date.… Read Full Answer

Where do I get a subpoena? How is a subpoena served?

The Clerk of Court issues subpoenas. A subpoena may be served by a sheriff, by his deputy, or by another person not less than 18 years of age. Subpoenas may also be served by registered or certified mail or statutory overnight delivery, and the return receipt constitutes proof of service.… Read Full Answer

What options do I have regarding my ticket?

You may pay the fine prior to your court date for any charge not listed as a mandatory appearance. If you choose not to appear in court, payment must be received by the morning of your court date by 8:30 A.M. Prior payments are treated the same as a guilty… Read Full Answer

What is a NOLO plea? How does it affect my insurance?

Nolo means No Contest. This plea means you are not pleading guilty or not guilty, but simply accepting the charge and agreeing to the fine and sentence. The Department of Driver Services will accept one plea of Nolo contendere for a moving traffic violation in any five year period without… Read Full Answer