Municipal Court

The Municipal Court serves as the judicial arm of municipal government. The Court hears cases and sentences offenders for violations of state law (Official Code of Georgia) and city ordinance (Municipal Code for the City of Jacksonville). These cases include violations of criminal statutes, traffic regulations and local code violations. The Court utilizes a private probation company for supervision of offenders and collection of fines. The Court also hears cases involving violation of probation as required. If your case did not occur within Jacksonville's city limits or involves a felony or non-traffic related misdemeanor offense, please contact the Telfair County Courts to search for your case. Jacksonville Municipal Court does have jurisdiction for cases involving possession of less than one ounce of marijuana; possession of drug related objects; Shoplifting $500. or less; Underage alcohol violations; and Criminal Trespass.

The Municipal Court office is located at the Jacksonville City Hall Building located at 12 Water Tower Road. Office hours may vary so we strongly encourage you to call us first before visiting so that we may schedule an appointment to assist you.

Honorable Judge - Marlo A. Ross

City Solicitor - Keely Pitts

Court Clerk - Ashley Spires

Municipal Probation Officer - Kenya Ashe (JAG Probation)

Phone: (229) 833-6901 - Fax: (229) 833-7497

12 Water Tower Road Jacksonville, Georgia 31544

Court begins promptly at 5:00PM - The Calendar year 2022 court dates are listed below.

January 24
February 28
March 28
April 25
May 23
June 27
July 25
August 22
September 26
October 24 (CANCELLED)
November 28

Bench Trials:
March 28
June 27
September 26
November 28

Online payments may be made at

For assistance, please contact the Clerk of Court at (229) 833-6901.

For information on our Pre-trial diversion program for young drivers between the ages of 17 and 20 years old, please contact the Police Department at (229) 833-6901. For a list of DDS-approved driver safety classes, click here.

Nolo Contendre Pleas (No Contest) means that you are not admitting you are guilty, but believe the prosecution would win a trial. A plea of nolo contendre may have some benefits but will usually be considered the same as a guilty plea.

Please contact our Clerk of Court for all indigent defense representation, qualified language interpreter or disability accommodation requests as far in advance of your court date as possible. So that we may better serve your needs. Call (229) 833-6901 to speak with the Clerk of Court.