The Marietta Municipal Court was established by the Georgia legislature in 1955. Municipal Court exercises limited jurisdiction over both civil and criminal matters
The Marietta Municipal Court is one of over 400 local courts of the Georgia Judicial System. Jurisdiction is limited to misdemeanor offenses of shoplifting of $500 or less; possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce) and traffic offenses including DUI.
The court adjudicates violations of local ordinances including zoning and parking offenses. Municipal Court also imposes civil penalties for photo-enforced red-light violations and photo-enforced school bus stop arm violations.
Municipal Court has the right and power to conduct non-jury trials, receive guilty pleas and impose sentences in the manner required by law. Sentences handed down by this court are limited to 12 months and a fine of up to $1,000 per offense.
However, sentences for multiple charges may run consecutively to one another or consecutively to another case. These sentences may also be served on probation.
The court is comprised of 7 divisions which work together to perform the duties of the court. They are:
- Court Administration
- Clerk of Court
- Court Services
- Court Security
Each of the six judges who staff the bench is elected to four-year terms of office.
- Chief Judge Lawrence E. Burke
- Judge Roger Rozen
- Judge Joan Bloom
- Judge Melinda Taylor
- Judge Lance McCoy
- Judge Phyllis Collins
Location & Contact Information
240 Lemon Street
Marietta, GA 30060