Covington Municipal Court
The Covington Municipal Court provides a local forum for the resolution of minor traffic infractions, some misdemeanors, parking citations and city ordinance violations issued within the city limits of Covington.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: 770-385-2141 Fax: 770-385-2198
The Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the city government. Municipal Court Judge M. Qader A. Baig, appointed by the Covington City Council, oversees the Court’s operations. Stephanie Finnie is the Court Clerk.
The majority of cases heard in Municipal Court are traffic infractions. This court does not handle civil or small claims cases.
VIRTUAL COURT SESSIONS
As we continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer an innovative and convenient virtual court process that allows certain cases to be processed through video conferencing using the Zoom app. This allows defendants to take care of their judicial matters, while ensure their well being as well as that of the court staff.
Virtual court sessions are held each Wednesday at various scheduled times. Defendants will be notified of their specific dates and times prior to their cases being heard.
MAY SCHEDULED HEARING DATES ("in person" and virtual):
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
There will be morning and afternoon sessions on all of the above dates.
You can attend a virtual court hearing using your computer, mobile device or a video system. You don’t need a Zoom account to join hearings to which you’re invited because all proceedings are hosted by the court to ensure they remain secure. Defendants will receive information by email explaining how to join their virtual hearings.
All video conferencing hearings in the City of Covington require both working video and audio connections and cannot be joined solely by audio. It is recommended defendants join a test meeting (on the ZOOM webpage) to make sure their audio and video devices work as expected. If an attorney is representing you, he or she must request a hearing.
Court sessions will be streamed live on YouTube. Click here to access the live-stream:
Please note that live-streams are not recorded and will be available only while court is in session.
HELPFUL NUMBERS & LINKS
- Newton County Jail: 678-625-1400
- Newton County Superior Court: 770-784-2035
- Newton County Probate Court: 770-784-2045
- Newton County District Attorney: 770-784-2070
- Georgia Department of Drivers Services: 678-413-8400 or https://dds.georgia.gov/
- State of Georgia Approved DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Programs: https://dds.georgia.gov/certified-dui-schools-location
How to Reach the Courts
The Covington Municipal Court is located at: