Municipal Court & City Probation

Municipal Court House buildingOur mission is to create an effective network of City Government services that is responsive to local needs and provides a lifestyle of quality for present and future generations. We are committed to executing our duties with the highest integrity and in a manner that instills trust and confidence between the citizens of McDonough and employees of the city. "You're the reason" we strive every day to assure all of our citizens a safe and progressive city that is responsive to changing needs.

  • Municipal Court. The Municipal Court is dedicated to providing an impartial forum where all our citizens are treated fairly and with respect as traffic and ordinance violations are resolved.
  • City Probation. McDonough City Probation is dedicated to providing an impartial forum where all our citizens are treated fairly and with respect as Court ordered probation sentences are supervised.

The Municipal Court handles misdemeanors, traffic violations, and city ordinance violations.

Payment Methods

  • Money order
  • Debit Card
  • All major credit cards
  • Personal checks

Cash will not be accepted.

Credit card and debit card payments by phone or in person will be accepted. Payment with credit cards or debit cards handled by Court Staff will incur a processing fee of 3%. A processing fee of 5.5% will be accessed on all credit/debit card payments made via web service or automated pay- by-phone service.

Pay online.

Pandemic Protocol Order (PDF)

  1. Trisha Morgan

    Court Administrator

  1. Mandatory Appearances
  2. Court Guidelines
  3. Court Appointed Attorney
  4. Open Records
  5. Probation
  6. Accident/Incident Reports
  7. Holidays Observed
  8. Important Court Contacts

Mandatory or "must appear" offenses are those for which a defendant is required to appear before the Judge in court. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Animal Control offenses
  • Code Enforcement offenses
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Driving under the Influence
  • Driving while license suspended/revoked
  • Hit and run/fleeing the scene of an accident
  • No Insurance
  • Offenses committed by those UNDER 21
  • Possession of Marijuana Less than 1 Oz
  • Shoplifting
  • Suspended Registration/Revoked Registration

Failure to appear in court or pay a citation prior to court may result in a warrant being issued and/or your driver's license submitted for suspension by the Georgia Department of Driver Services. An additional contempt fee of $100 will automatically be assessed for failure to appear.