***Effective immediately, anyone wishing to enter court will be required to secure all backpacks and handbags in their vehicle prior to entering. The only items allowed in the courtroom will be a billfold, ID, cellphone (silenced), and medical necessities. Adhering to this process will reduce screening time.***
Thanks for your attention to this matter.
Todd A. Vande Zande
Chief of Police
- How do I get a continuance?
- Can I pay my fine with a check?
- If the officer did not write "Must Appear" on my citation, do I still have to come to court?
- How do I get someone out of jail?
- Who is my probation officer, where are they located and how do I get in touch with them?
- Can someone else pay my citation?
The Hiram Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the government of Hiram. Court Services is responsible for processing all traffic citations, local ordinance violations, and misdemeanor state law violations issued by the Police Department. It is also responsible for preparing court dockets and collecting fines and fees.
MissionThe mission of the Hiram Municipal Court is to provide fair, accurate, and efficient service to all citizens who are required to make an appearance. Court Services is committed to:
- Ensuring administrative efficiency
- Protecting the court's integrity
- Maintaining public confidence in the court's ability to impartially dispense justice
ContinuancesContinuances are only granted for the following emergencies: hospitalization, death in the family, or military leave. Written documentation must be provided to the Clerk of Court no later than 48 hours prior to your court date. No Exceptions.
Frequency of CourtThe Hiram Municipal Court is held 3 times monthly in the Community Center located behind the Dewey Pendley Municipal Complex, 217 Main St., Hiram, GA 30141 in downtown Hiram.
Arraignments or first appearances begin either at 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. Please refer to your citation for your correct court date. It is possible that bond paperwork can have an incorrect court date. If you fail to appear in court on your scheduled court date a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest and your driver's license may be suspended.
TrialsTrials begin at 9 a.m. on the third Monday of each month unless that Monday falls on a Federal or State observed Holiday.
Prior to your court appearance you may call the Court Services office to obtain the bond amount of your citation(s). We accept cash, money order, or credit card as forms of payment or you may pay your citation online with a debit or credit card HERE. Please allow 48 hours from the time you receive the citation for processing.
There is a strict dress code for Municipal Court. Dress must be appropriate or you will be asked to leave. No shorts, tank tops, flip flops, or inappropriate clothing will be allowed. Everyone is required to pass through a security checkpoint. The following items are prohibited: any form of weapons, cell phones, hats or sunglasses. Parents with babies or small children who become disruptive will be asked to leave the court room.
For questions concerning court services: 770-943-3087, ext. 2003
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.