Court Offices will operate Monday -Thursday from 7:30am - 6:30pm and will be closed on Fridays.
Updated Court Operating Procedures (05.14.20)
Please be advised that if you are scheduled to appear in the city of Riverdale Municipal Court in the near future. Due to the current health crisis, we will be implementing new processes and procedures as it relates to court access and adjudication. You may be asked certain health-related questions before being allowed to enter the courtroom.
- Your temperature may be taken and if you have a temperature higher than 99 you will be asked to leave.
- You may be required to wear a mask while in court (yes you can wear your own)
- Please do not bring small children to court with you during this time.
Most citations can be paid online at www.riverdalega.gov or via an automated phone system by calling 678-359-2783.
Failure to appear or pay your citation may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and your driver’s license may be suspended. Please be aware that court will start on time. Late arrival may result in additional fees and failure to appear warrants,
Jurisdiction and Composition
The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over violations of State law and local ordinances that occur within the city limits of Riverdale.
These violations include most traffic-related violations and some misdemeanors charges such as:
- Shoplifting less than $500.00
- Possession of marijuana, less than 1 oz.
The Municipal Court is comprised of two divisions:
- Traffic Court
- Environmental Court
Traffic Court adjudicates most infractions that violate state law. Environmental Court is responsible for adjudicating violations of local ordinances.
The Court also has a Probation Division which monitors defendants who have been ordered to complete special conditions by the Court, as well as those who must pay fines and fees as assessed by the Court.
Riverdale Municipal Court Customer Survey
We are conducting a survey to learn about our citizens’ court experience. Would you be willing to help us evaluate the court by answering some questions? We realize your time is valuable and we sincerely appreciate your taking the time to complete this survey. Thank you.