Ordinance Matters

The Magistrate Court of DeKalb County Ordinance Division began handling DeKalb County Code of Ordinance violations on July 1, 2015.

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The following offenses require a court appearance, and cannot be paid in advance of court:

Law Enforcement Ordinances:

  • Loitering for sex
  • Loitering for drugs
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Public indecency
  • Exposure of genitals
  • Reckless operation of a motor vehicle in parking lot or walkway
  • Creating a hazardous or offensive condition

Animal Control:

  • Neglect of animal
  • Animal cruelty
  • Dangerous animal
  • Hazardous animal to be constrained or confined
  • Animal abandonment
  • Quarantine of biting dogs and cats

Code Enforcement:

All citations until further notice.

Hours of Operation and Location

The hours of operation are Monday – Thursday from 8 – 6 p.m. and Friday 8:00 – 5:00. Please note that Friday’s Hours of Operation differ. The Court is closed for all observed government holidays.

3630 Camp Circle
Decatur, Georgia 30032

Pay Ordinance Violations

For certain Ordinance violations, you may pay a fine in lieu of appearance in court. You can pay the fine at the Ordinance Violations bureau at 3630 Camp Circle, Decatur, GA 30032 between 8:00am and 5:30pm, Monday through Thursday; and 8:00am to 4:30pm Fridays. Payments may also be made through the online payment system at www.dekalbpay.com. Payments can also be made by calling 404-294-2099 or emailing ordinancedivisioncourt@dekalbcountyga.gov.

If you file a not-guilty plea in writing or electronically with the court, or make a not-guilty plea at the hearing date shown on the citation, you will be provided a trial date set by the Clerk of Court.

To review the DeKalb County Code of Ordinances, please visit www.municode.com.

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