FOREST PARK MUNICIPAL COURT & RECORDS
320 CASH MEMORIAL BLVD
FOREST PARK, GA 30297
Hours of Operation & Contact Information
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
(404) 608-2363 Phone
(404) 608-2377 Fax
Personnel: Judge Allyson Pitts
Solicitor Jerry Patrick
Clerk of the Court Zenikki Young
The Municipal Court of Forest Park has jurisdiction over traffic offenses, local ordinances and most misdemeanor non-traffic offenses. Most citations can be paid before court with out a court appearance, but some charges require an appearance in court. You may contact our office at 404-608-2363 to confirm if you have a payable offense.
Pay Online: Please access the following link and follow the instructions to pay traffic citations online. If you are required to appear in court, a message will be displayed indicating that the citation cannot be paid online. www.cityofforestparkpdpmt.com
You may contact this office at 404-608-2363 to find out the amount of your fine. Fines may be paid by money order, cashier’s check, debit or credit card. No forms of payment are accepted by phone or internet. If you choose not to appear in court, you must pay your citation at least 3 business days before the court date.
Payments by credit or debit card must be made by the cardholder with valid identification.
If you wish to mail your payment, please make your money order or cashier’s check (NO PERSONAL CHECKS) payable to the City of Forest Park and mail it to the following address:
FOREST PARK MUNICIPAL COURT
320 CASH MEMORIAL BLVD
FOREST PARK, GA 30297
Please make sure the citation number(s) appears on the money order or cashier’s check. This number is in the top right corner of the citation.
Court Date Continuances:
Court dates may be continued by the court personnel only once with the proper paperwork excuse. Your paperwork must be submitted to the court no later than 3 business days before your court date. Once your excuse is verified and approved you will be given a new court date. However, any additional continuance must be granted by the Judge.
The Records Division maintains current and historical police accident and incident reports. We disseminate police related reports to individual citizens, insurance companies, police officers, and other governmental jurisdictions. Reports are also made available to the various courts on local, state and federal levels.
All open records requests shall be submitted to the Records Division during business hours- 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at Forest Park Police Department.
· A records clerk will determine whether the City has documents that are responsive to the request, and if the documents fall within any of the exceptions to the Open Records Act.
· Within three (3) business days of receiving the request, the City must notify the requestor whether the requested documents are public documents subject to disclosure, and to permit inspection and copying.
· All inspection, extraction and copying of public records, instruments and documents shall only be done under the supervision of the lawful custodian of the record or his/her designated assistant.
· The requestor will be charged $0.10 for each page photocopied and may be charged an additional fee for certified copies or for other copies for which a fee is specifically authorized, or otherwise provided by law.
· In addition to copying fees, a reasonable hourly charge will be collected for search, retrieval and other direct administrative costs for complying with a request. The hourly charge will not exceed the salary of the lowest paid full-time employee who, in the discretion of the custodian of the records, has the necessary skill and training to perform the request. However, there is no charge for the first quarter hour.
COURTROOM DRESS CODE and CONDUCT
All persons shall comply with the order of this court regarding appearance and conduct within the courtroom. Prohibited apparel includes, but is not limited to:
· Hats, caps, bandanas, or other headgear (unless religious in nature)
· Flip flops
· Swimwear, beachwear, or sleepwear
· Baggy pants that drag the ground
· Cut-offs or shorts
· Short skirts (more than 2 ½ inches above the knee cap)
· Short blouses or sweaters that expose the midsection
· Tank/tube tops
· Messages or pictures on front or back of shirts or pants or other objects that contain obscenities, drug messages, profanity, sexual messages or double entendres.
Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to:
· Obscene, profane, loud, lewd, or disorderly language or activities
· Use of electronic devices (phones, tablets, computers, radios, MP3 players, cameras, etc.)
· Leaning on the judge’s bench
· Eating, drinking, use of tobacco products, or chewing gum
· Wearing sunglasses
· Reading of newspapers or magazines (except legal publications)
Everyone entering the courtroom must pass through the metal detector. All bags are subject to search. No weapons (guns, knives, pepper spray, tools, etc.) allowed. All cell phones, pagers, and other noise making devices must be turned off or set to vibrate and can not be used in any fashion during court.
Due to space limitations, only witnesses, defendants, and attorneys are allowed in the courtroom. Minors accompanying a witness or defendant are allowed in the court room, but their guardian will be made to remove them should they become disruptive to court proceedings.