Logonewpalebluetransparentsmall-optCity of Cleveland
85 S. Main Street
Cleveland GA 30528
(706) 865-2017


Municipal Court

Cleveland Municipal Court is a misdemeanor court that has jurisdiction over city ordinance violations and state traffic offenses. Specific type cases handled by the court include routine traffic offenses; driving under the influence of alcohol; possession of marijuana less than an ounce; nuisance and abatement cases; and city ordinance violations. The Court's mission is to adjudicate cases fairly and to make every effort to provide the best customer service when dealing with the general public elected officials, judges, and attorneys.

If you received a citation in the city limits of Cleveland . . .

You may pay your fine at the Cleveland Municipal Court Clerk's Office and not appear in court to contest the citation. This will be considered a guilty plea. All payments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on your day of Court or you must appear at your set court time. Once you pay the fine, you do not have to appear in court. Your driving history will reflect a conviction for the offense(s) with which you were charged. The officer is not allowed to quote a fine amount.

You must call Cleveland Municipal Court 706-865-0058 for your fine amount. Some charges must appear and cannot be paid prior to your court appearance. Please allow three business days before calling for a fine amount. You may mail your fine to Cleveland Municipal Court along with the yellow copy of your citation signed on the back at the bottom next to Signature of Accused if you do not have your yellow copy of your citation you may print the Waiver or Rights Form from the forms list fill it out in place of the yellow copy or your citation. Please mail your fine prior to your court date, to ensure it is received on time. The mailing address is: Cleveland Municipal Court, 85 South Main Street, Cleveland, Georgia 30528.

If you fail to pay your fine or appear in court, a bench warrant may be issued for your arrest and additional fees will be added to your fine. In addition, your driver's license may be suspended by the Georgia Department of Driver's Services. Additional information may be available at the state's Department of Driver Services website. Contact the agency's automated help line at 678-413-8400 for driver's license information.

The Cleveland Municipal Court is located within Cleveland City Hall. Court is held once a month in the White County Courthouse, Bench Trials begin at 3:00 p.m. and Arraignments being at 6:00 p.m. The Municipal Court is presided over by a part time Judge. We also have a part time Solicitor and Public Defender and a full time Clerk.

Judge – Garrison Baker

Solicitor – As Determined By the District Attorney of the Enotah District

Deputy Court Clerk – Charlie LaVelle

Public Defender – Todd Lord

You may contact the court through the Clerk's Office at (706) 865-0058

Municipal Court FAQs

  • What do I wear to court? +

    A: Cleveland Municipal Court requires attendees to dress appropriately. All Read More
  • Where is Cleveland Municipal Court held? +

    A: Cleveland Municipal Court is held in the White County Read More
  • How do I pay a fine/ticket? +

    A: There are three methods by which you may pay Read More
  • How do I get my record expunged of any City of Cleveland charge(s)? +

    A: Go to the Georgia Crime Information Center at http://gbi.georgia.gov Read More
  • How do I get a certified copy of a Disposition? +

    A: Dispositions can only be disseminated to the Defendant or Read More
  • I missed my court date, what happens next? +

    A: If you fail to pay your fine or appear Read More
  • Can I reschedule my court date? +

    A: The Defendant must write a letter to the Court Read More
  • Is my appearance required in court? +

    A: In some cases, yes. You may contact the Court Read More
  • What if I need special assistance? +

    A: If you have a disability, speak another language, or Read More
  • Can I make payments on my fine? +

    A: For non-mandatory court appearance violations, we do not accept Read More
  • How do I apply for a Public Defender? +

    A: You may come by the Cleveland Municipal Court Clerk's Read More
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Contact Us

City of Cleveland.
85 S. Main Street
Cleveland, Georgia 30528
(706) 865-2017

General Information

Cleveland GA: Established in 1857 and incorporated as a town August 18, 1870, Cleveland is the county seat of White County. The old White County courthouse and Museum houses the White County Historical Society. The courthouse, built between 1859 and 1860, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.