Clerk of Court:
Harold R. Banke Justice Center
9151 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236-4912
Phone: (678) 479-5521
Fax: (770) 472-8159
Clayton County Offers Reduction in Traffic Violation Fines
Eligible Charges reduced to $50.00 plus surcharges
JONESBORO— May 11, 2020 — The State Court of Clayton County, in partnership with the Office of the Solicitor-General, Solicitor-General Charles A. Brooks will be reducing traffic fines to $50.00 (plus surcharges) for low-risk maintenance and/or moving violations. The Solicitor-General’s Office will reduce eligible fines starting 05/11/2020. The reduction will be offered to individuals who have pending traffic citations for certain maintenance and/or moving violations.
“The purpose of reducing the fines will allow citizens to handle outstanding charges without physically appearing in court and further hinder the potential spread of Covid-19 and lower the number of people needing to appear in court” said Solicitor-General Brooks.
“A valid driver’s license is vital in many aspects of life. During these current times, we have individuals seeking employment, needing to apply for different types of aid, and applying for apartments, homes, and even loans. Adding this option for as many citizens that are eligible will make restoring their driving records more convenient during these very stressful times. This 2 will also allow operations to continue to flow without increase delay and further backlog,” stated Brooks.
Select traffic charges have been identified for fine reduction and can be paid without seeing a Judge. Anyone interested in taking advantage of the reduced fine can pay his or her ticket online at www.claytoncountyga.gov/government/court-services/clerk-of-state-court/pay-traffic-citations-online. Those who wish to contest their traffic citations will receive notice of their new court date via the United States Postal Service at the address on file with the Clerk of State Court of Clayton County.
- Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
- Traffic payments accepted: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
The Clerk of the State Court is committed to providing innovative service in a manner that is courteous, responsive, and efficient. We require a high standard of performance and commitment to excellence from employees of the State Court Clerk’s Office in order to provide the highest level of service to the citizens of Clayton County, the Judiciary and the legal community. In facing the confines of limited resources, an ever-increasing emphasis is given to new innovative technologies which enables our staff to perform in a more cost-effective manner.
Administrator of Court Records
Any and all documents presented for filing in a State Court case must be received, processed, secured and purged in accordance with certain statutory time constraints, archival and retention schedule standards and requirements. In this role the Clerk identifies the changing needs of various records management programs to ensure that the interest of the courts and the public are secured.
The Clerk’s office also provides administrative support for judicial operations of the Court.
Fiduciary/Financial Officer of the Court
As the court's fiduciary officer, the Clerk collects, records, and disburses all statutory fees, fines, reimbursements, restitution and public registry funds, as ordered by the court; utilizing innovative systems and technologies whenever feasible. This flow of funds is accomplished only through court order and statutory authorization.
The Clerk's Office is divided into divisions which enable each one to achieve more efficiency. The divisions are Civil, Criminal, Traffic, and Microfilm.
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The Clerk of State Court and the deputy clerks in this office are committed to providing you with excellent customer service. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the services of this office or the procedures you must follow for a particular state court process. Please be advised, however, that state law prohibits our staff from rendering legal advice, restating the law or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action. Nothing on this website is intended to advise anyone as to legal remedies for a particular circumstance.
Many matters of law are quite complex and may require special knowledge of legal principles and procedures. If you have a problem involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed in the State of Georgia.
Jury Scam Notice
Please see this notice from Clerk of Superior Court, Jacquline D. Wills, regarding a Jury Scam that is currently being seen in Clayton County.