Acworth Court Services

The Acworth Municipal Court reopened on Thursday, May 14th.  Court cases are being rescheduled with a modified court calendar to adhere to social distancing due to concerns with COVID-19.  If you have not received a rescheduled notice or a phone call from court staff, please click the Court Calendar link below to search for your name, court date and time.

Click this link to see Acworth Municipal Court Calendar

In the  event  you are a  member  of  an  immune-compromised population (or  living in a household with someone  who is  immune-compromised); if you are over 65; if you have  small  children and do not  have child care, you may request  a 30-60 day continuance  by emailing Court Services at

All court proceedings will be conducted  in accordance with the Georgia Supreme Court Order issued on Wednesday, December  9, 2020 and the modified order issued on Wednesday, December 23; the Acworth Municipal Court Chief Judge’s Order issued on Thursday, December 10, 2020; and the Council of Municipal Court Judge’s Best Practices & Guidelines for Operating Municipal Courts During the COVID-19 Recovery.

Acworth Municipal Court Ninth Order Extending Judicial Emergency

Council of Municipal Court Judges Best Practices and Guidelines

Ninth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency

Georgia Court Reopening Guide

All court sessions may be viewed livestream by clicking the link below. 

Acworth Court Services Live Stream YouTube Page

To learn more about our plea and arraignment calendar, here are a few words from Chief Judge H. Luke Mayes:

City of Acworth Municipal Court

The Acworth Municipal Court is one of over 400 local courts within the Georgia Judicial System. City of Acworth Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the City Government of Acworth.

Our Mission: Acworth Municipal Court is an independent branch of government entrusted with the fair, timely and impartial processing of cases brought before the court in accordance to local and state laws. The Acworth Municipal Court is committed to promote excellence, integrity and competence while ensuring the public’s trust in the Judicial System.

Pay-by-phone, receive court date information, and ticket amounts, please call (toll free) 1-844-299-6427, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Payments accepted from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. gavel

Municipal Court
4408 Acworth Industrial Drive
Acworth, GA 30101
Telephone: 770-974-0965
Fax: 770-966-8923
Forms of payment
In person:
• Cash
• Money Order/Cashier’s Check
• Visa, Master Card

• 1-844-299-6427
   (no later than 1:00 p.m. on court day - if your appearance is not required in court.)
Mail in:
• Money Order/Cashier’s Check 


• Online payments may be made no later than 1:00 p.m. on your day of court if your appearance is not required in court.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I got a ticket from an Acworth Police officer. What do I do?
There is a court date listed on the citation. This is an arraignment date. You will be asked to enter a plea at this time. Please be on time for your appointed court date as the judge will give you a lot of valuable information at the opening of the court session.

Can I pay my ticket before the court date and keep from having to go to court?
If the violation is not a must-appear offense, you may pay the fine any time before the court date and avoid having to come to court. To inquire about the fine amount you may call court services or use the online payment link provided.

What is a "must appear" offense?
“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, DUI, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, suspended license, suspended registration, no insurance, ALL UNDER 21 OFFENSES, and city code violations.

How do I get an attorney?
You may hire your own attorney to represent you and have the attorney file an entry of appearance with the court. However, if you cannot afford an attorney, you may be interviewed to see if you qualify under federal guidelines to have an attorney appointed to represent you. There is a $50.00 application fee, interview will be conducted before your arraignment date.

What are my plea options?
The information listed below is NOT legal advice as you have many rights available to you.

• Plea of Guilty: An admission of guilt. Depending on the offense, the plea may apply points to your driver’s history or have other adverse effects.
• Plea of Not Guilty: By pleading not guilty, you may request a bench trial or, if applicable, you may request your case be bound over to Cobb County for a jury trial.
• Plea of Nolo Contendere: (Often known as Nolo or No Contest) this plea is only available once every (5) years and is discretionary. This plea requires your appearance in court.

What if I want to plead not guilty and have a trial?
If you plead not guilty, you will be given the option of having a jury trial in Cobb County State Court or a non-jury by our judge here in city court. Your trial will not be on your arraignment date. You will be given a trial date so all witnesses, including the officer may be subpoenaed to testify during the trial.

Can I speak with the Solicitor before my court date?
The city Solicitor will be available to discuss your case with you on your arraignment date prior to your appearance before the judge.

How do I reset my case?
If you wish to have your case continued for one month, you may come to court services during office hours to sign a continuance. Any further need for rescheduling must be requested from the judge during court.

Metal Detector in Use
Before entering the Court Room, you will be required to walk through a metal detector at which time your bags or purse may be searched. If you have weapons such as guns, knives, pepper spray, or tools you will not be granted entry into the courtroom. If you have a Pacemaker do not proceed through the metal detector, please ask for a hand search.

Courtroom Conduct
  • No food or drinks are allowed  
  • No hats
  • Sunglasses should be removed
  • Parents with noisy children or babies may be asked to step outside until their case is called
  • Proper dress attire is expected- no halter tops. No clothing or ornamentations that prohibits
     illegal substances, displays profanities, advocates, promotes, or suggests illegal activity.
  • All cell phones MUST be turned off before entering the courtroom

Court Resources

Probation Services
Professional Probation Services
4408 Acworth Industrial Drive
Acworth, GA 30101

Clerk of Court
4408 Acworth Industrial Drive
Acworth, GA 30101

Department of Driver Services

City of Acworth Jail
4404 Acworth Industrial Drive
Acworth, GA 30101