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Gwinnett County Recorder's Court
115 Stone Mountain Steet
Lawrenceville, GA 30046-6900
1-877-794-0988

Monday through Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Traffic Court Procedures

Payment Information

If you have received a traffic citation you can access www.gwinnettrecorderscourtpmts.com to find out if your citation can be paid without appearing in Court. Or you may contact the Court directly by calling the Recorder's Court Clerk's Office at 1-877-794-0988.

If your citation does NOT require a mandatory court appearance you may pay your ticket by:

  • Mail - Money orders or cashier's check only. If you wish to mail in your fine amount, please make your money order or cashier's check payable to Gwinnett County Recorder's Court and address it to:

    Gwinnett County Recorder's Court
    115 Stone Mountain Street
    Lawrenceville, GA 30046-6900

    Also, please make sure your citation number and name are referenced on the money order or cashier's check and enclose the yellow citation or a copy of it with your payment

  • In Person - Fines may be paid in person by money order, cashier's check, cash, debit or credit card during the hours of 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the above address.
  • Drop Box - A drop box is located outside of the Court Annex building and available after normal working hours.
  • Online - Online payments are accepted at www.gwinnettrecorderscourtpmts.com
  • Phone - 1-877-794-0988

 

DDS Phone Numbers & Web Page

When legally directed, Recorder's Court sends the final disposition, sentence or outcome of the citation to the State of Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS). DDS is the state agency with the authority to issue, generate points against, suspend or revoke your driver's license. To find out the status of your driver's license or any other information concerning your driving history, you may call DDS at 678-413-8400 or you may wish to contact them through their website at State Of Georgia Department of Driver Services.

 

Out of State Procedures

  • MANDATORY COURT APPEARANCE - If you live outside Georgia and have a citation that requires a mandatory court appearance, it may be necessary for you to hire legal counsel to represent you if you are unable to attend Court.
  • NON-MANDATORY COURT APPEARANCE - If you received a traffic citation and do not wish to appear in court, you may dispose of it by following the payment instructions above. However, if you wish to appear in Court, live outside Georgia, and cannot appear on your court date, it may be necessary for you to hire legal counsel to represent you.

 

Proof of Insurance Procedures

If you received a citation in violation of code section 40-6-10(a) for no proof of insurance, you have several options. A few of which are listed below:

  1. If you did not have insurance coverage on the date of your citation then you must appear in Court. You will find your court date given to you by the officer in Section IV on your citation. If you cannot appear in Court on your original date issued then you may wish to click Filing Procedures For Continuances for more information. Otherwise, you will need to arrive for Court approximately thirty (30) minutes prior to your scheduled Court time so that you can be processed for Court.
  2. If you were driving someone else's vehicle and do not know if there was insurance coverage on the vehicle then you must appear in Court. Please follow number 1 directions concerning appearing in Court.

The Recorder's Court clerks cannot provide you with legal advice as to what may happen to your driving privileges if you cannot supply the Court with proper coverage. You may wish to contact DMVS or hire legal counsel for any additional information you need. Click here http://www.dds.ga.gov/ for information concerning DDS.

 

Witness or Invovled in Accident

If you have been involved in an accident, you do not have to appear in Court unless you are subpoenaed. If you have been subpoenaed to Court below is some information that may be helpful:

  1. The courtroom doors will open approximately fifteen (15) minutes prior to the start of the court session.
  2. On average, a court session lasts about two (2) hours. Usually, more than one case will be scheduled on a court calendar, but all cases scheduled will be dealt with at some judicial level on their court date.
  3. The Solicitor will call the cases according to the offenses rather than in alphabetical or numerical order.
  4. Once you have checked into the courtroom, please notify the Bailiff before you leave the courtroom for any reason.
  5. If you need to give your employer proof of your time here, you can provide your employer with a copy of your witness subpoena.
  6. If for some reason the case you are called to be a witness on is continued, you will receive a new subpoena by mail.
  7. In civil cases witnesses are paid a fee according to Georgia law. However, in criminal cases witnesses are not paid a fee as this is a civic duty.

If you have been involved in an accident and the person cited for the accident does not have insurance, please contact the Recorder's Court Clerk's Office at 770-822-8815. After you have spoken with a clerk, who has received some basic information of the accident from you, he/she will forward you to the Solicitor's Office for further investigation of the case.