Failure to Appear

Failure to Appear

If you miss your court date there are many opportunities for you to resolve your case. You may be able to call in to the court at 404-294-2099 and pay your citation. You will not be able to pay your ticket online. Additionally, the Court holds sessions four (4) days per week expressly designed for people who have missed a court date. To take advantage of this opportunity, Defendants are invited to come to the State Court Clerk’s Office in the Burgess Building at 3630 Camp Circle, Decatur 30032.

To sign up for the calendar you may complete a request form and submit by eMail to, or call the court at 404-294-2099. Requests by email or phone must be completed at least 48 business hours prior to appearance. You will be scheduled to appear before a judge at a hearing at 9:00 am. These court sessions are known as the Failure To Appear calendar (FTA).

Walk-in registrations are accepted between 8:30 am and 9:00 am. Those who register as a walk-in will appear before a judge at a hearing at 2:00 pm.

Defendants who miss their court date and appear to resolve their cases on any date not listed below will be unable to appear before a judge to resolve their traffic citations. For information regarding criminal ordinance or code enforcement cases for which a court date has been missed please contact the Clerk’s office at the number listed above or visit the Magistrate Court website at

The schedule for the remaining FTA dates in the State Court’s Traffic Division for 2018 is set forth below.

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Month  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
January 8,22,29 2,9,16,23,30 3,10,17,24,31 4,11,18,25
February 5,12,26 6,20,27 7,14,21,28 1,8,22
March 5,12,19,26 6,13,20,27 7,14,21,28 1,8,15,22,29
April 2,9,16,23,30 10,17,24 4,11,18,25 12,19,26
May 7,14,21 1,8,22,29 2,9,16,23,30 3,10,24,31
June 4,18,25 5,19,26 6,20,27 7,21,28
July 2,9,16,30 3,10,17,31 11,18 5,12,19
August 6,13,20,27 7,14,21,28 1,8,15,22,29 2,9,16,23,30
September 10,17,24 11,18,25 5,12,19,26 13,20,27
October 1,8,15,22,29 2,16,23,30 3,10,17,24,31 4,18,25
November 5,26 6,13,27 7,14,28 1,8,15,29
December 3,10,17 4,11,18 5,12,19 6,13,20