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.
 
OCTOBER & NOVEMBER SCHEDULED HEARING DATES:

October 6, 2021

October 13, 2021

October 20, 2021

October 27, 2021

November 3, 2021

November 10, 2021

November 17, 2021

All dates have 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. sessions with other scheduled times during those sessions.



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.  


 

 

​HOW TO PAY A FINE
If a court appearance is not required, you may pay your citation before court.

 

ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS
You can pay in person at the Municipal Court located at 2116 Stallings Street NW, Covington, Georgia with cash, money order(s) or a cashier’s check (bank only) made payable to the City of Covington. Please write your citation number on your money order or cashier’s check.
 
You may also mail payment to:
Covington Municipal Court
2116 Stallings Street NW
Covington, GA 30014
 

Payments can be made by credit card (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) online or in person.  There is a convenience fee when paying with a card.

You may pay your citation online by following the link below:
 

There is a convenience fee for all credit / debit card payments.   At this time credit cards can only be accepted in our office by the individual whose name appears on the credit card. We will not accept credit cards from family members unless they are present.

Payments must be received on or before your court appearance date. If you do not pay your fine by this date, the Court will assess additional fees. If you have failed to appear for your case, your driver’s license may be suspended through the Georgia Department of Drivers Services and / or a warrant will be issued for your arrest.


 

 

 

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

How to Reach the Courts

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The Covington Municipal Court is located at:

Covington Municipal Court/Court Services
2116 Stallings Street NW
Covington, Georgia 30014
and can be reached during office hours at
770-385-2141 or you can email
 
To request a disposition for a case, please submit a 
Municipal Open Records Request by email or fax (770) 385-2198.
 
 

 

Select the button above to pay your citation/ticket online.