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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday   (excluding holidays)
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed for lunch from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM daily

The mission of the Recorder’s Court of Columbus is to administer justice with fairness, equality, and integrity; to efficiently resolve matters before the court in a timely manner; and to provide competent, courteous, and prompt service in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.

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If you are 16 at the time of your offense, you will need to contact Juvenile Court.

A window located inside the lobby at Recorder's Court also accepts payments during normal hours of operation.

Accepted Forms of On-Site Payment Include:
  • Cash
  • Check (made payable to Recorder's Court)
  • Money Order/Cashier's Check
  • Credit/Debit Card
    • Payments made by credit/debit card must have the cardholder present.
    • Payments made by check or credit/debit card must include a photo ID and telephone number.
    • A processing fee of 2.50% plus $1.00 will be applied to over the counter credit/debit card payments
* The Recorder's Court is open on Saturdays and Monday holidays for arrest cases only.
Environmental Court is held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Failure to Appear: Pursuant to Georgia Code 17-6-11, if you have been issued a Court summons and fail to appear to answer the charge(s), a warrant will be issued for your arrest and/or your Georgia driver’s license or driving privileges may be suspended by the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services. Furthermore, you may be held in Contempt of Court, which may require you to pay a Contempt fine.

Code Title
§32-6-30 Refusal to Weigh
§40-5-58 Habitual Violator
§40-5-120 Unlawful use of license or identification card
§40-5-20 Driving Without a Valid License
§40-5-121 Driving While License Suspended or Revoked
§40-5-125 Fraudulent or Fictitious Use of or application for a license or ID card
§40-5-30 Violation of License Restriction
§40-6-10 No Insurance/Failure to Show Proof of Insurance
§40-6-15 Knowingly Driving Motor Vehicle on Suspended, Canceled, Or Revoked Registration
§40-6-163 Overtaking a school bus that stopped to allow children to board or unload
§40-6-181 Exceeding the speed limit by 25 mph or more
§40-6-186 Racing on Highways or Streets
§40-6-251 Laying drag
§40-6-270 Hit and Run or Leaving the Scene of an Accident
§40-6-273 Failure to report accident
§40-6-390 Reckless Driving
§40-6-390.1 Reckless stunt driving
§40-6-391 Driving under the Influence/DUI – Child Endangerment
§40-6-393 Homicide by Vehicle (1st and 2nd Degree)
§40-6-393.1 Feticide by Vehicle (1st Degree)
§40-6-394 Serious Injury by Vehicle
§40-6-395 Using a motor vehicle in fleeing or attempting to elude an officer
§40-6-397 Aggressive Driving

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Physical Address:
Recorder's Court of Columbus
702 10th Street,
Columbus, Georgia, 31901
Mailing Address:
Recorder's Court of Columbus
702 10th Street
Columbus, Ga, 31901
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The Recorder's Court of Columbus observes the holiday schedule approved by the Columbus City Council. Our office will be closed on City holidays. For a complete listing of City holidays, review the City's Holiday Schedule.