2016 Warrant Amnesty Program
- What is warrant amnesty?
- Why is the court doing this now?
- When does the amnesty period begin?
- How can I find out if I have a FTA warrant?
- How does amnesty work?
- What are my payment options?
- What if I do not live in Atlanta or work out of town?
- Will I be able to have my driver’s license reinstated?
- What if I have questions?
For a limited time only the Municipal Court of Atlanta is offering warrant amnesty as a goodwill gesture to individuals who face arrest and other penalties due to a past failure to appear (FTA) at court. Under the program outstanding warrants issued before January 1, 2015 will be cancelled and the contempt fee will be waived, thereby allowing individuals to resolve their outstanding court case.
The Municipal Court of Atlanta has thousands of active warrants it is seeking to clear. Now is the time for citizens to take advantage of the warrant set aside and resolve all delinquent court cases. Once the amnesty period ends the City of Atlanta will enforce all active warrants. Citizens are encouraged to contact the court immediately in order to avoid arrest in the future.
The six week amnesty period is April 1, 2016 through May 13, 2016. Court hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 7am – 5:30pm. Amnesty sessions will be held at 9am and 1pm
The court will also open for special special amnesty sessions on:
- Wednesday April 6th and Wednesday April 20th for 6pm court sessions
- Saturday, April 16th at 8am for a 10am court session
For information on warrants issued by the Municipal Court of Atlanta visit the court’s website at http://court.atlantaga.gov/warrants/ or contact the Municipal Court Warrant Department at (404) 658-6959.
Step 1. Register.
Come to the courthouse during one of the amnesty days. All calendars are filled on a first come first serve basis. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.
Step 2. Appear in court.
Court staff will advise you of the courtroom location. Be sure to ask if your case is eligible for diversion programs like PTIT or PTI
Step 3. Receive documents.
Once your case has been resolved, the court will furnish you with the following: (1) written documentation the warrant has been cancelled, a court fine and fee release form (DDS 912) and a certified copy of case disposition.
Acceptable payment options include:
Pay In Person:
Visit the Lenwood A. Jackson, Sr. Justice Center, 150 Garnett Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303, Monday ~ Friday, 7:00 AM ~ 5:30 PM.
Pay By Mail:
Mail your cashier’s check or money order to Municipal Court of Atlanta, 150 Garnett Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Personal and business checks are no longer accepted. For accurate processing, please include the citation number or a copy of the ticket along with your payment. Do not send cash in the mail.
The amnesty offer is also available for individuals who reside outside of or work away from the metro-Atlanta area. If you wish to take advantage of amnesty but live or work outside of Atlanta please contact the court at 404 954-7914 and request to amnesty through “Plea in-absentia.” Plea in absentia means that you would like to make a plea of “guilty” or “no contest” on your case without having to come to court.
For more information on the driver’s license reinstatement process please contact the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services at (678) 413 8400 or visit www.dds.ga.gov/.
For more information concerning the warrant amnesty program or for further assistance please contact the Municipal Court of Atlanta at 404 954-7914