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

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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Gwinnett County Recorder’s Court
In-person Calendars for January


Due to rising COVID concerns, the Recorder's Court of Gwinnett County is not conducting in-person court appearances for the month of January. Cases scheduled for the month of January will be cancelled and re-set for a later date. Recorder's Court will continue to utilize virtual meeting platforms to dispose of negotiated cases and other matters agreed to by all parties. If you are represented by counsel, please contact your attorney with questions. Attorneys and defendants not represented by counsel may contact the Solicitor's Office to discuss your cases.

We appreciate your cooperation.

The Recorder's Court Bench and Jeff West, Clerk of Court

Solicitor's Office Contact Information

Brian Whiteside, Solicitor-General
(770) 619-6140

2A Judge Armstrong's Cases ..................... William Patterson
2B Judge Greene's Cases ..................... Michelle Bloch
2C Judge Person's Cases ..................... Kipling Biggs
Environmental/Animal/School Bus ..................... Ashley Trinh
Any other questioins ..................... Allison Cauthen



COVID-19 Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with Chief Justice Melton’s ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, the Gwinnett Recorder’s Court will continue to handle matters to the extent feasible and consistent with the ORDER, CDC and public health guidelines, the United States and Georgia constitutions, applicable statutes and court rules, including public’s right of access to judicial proceedings and a criminal defendant’s right to confrontation and open courtrooms. These procedures shall remain in effect while the Judicial Emergency is in place or until further Order of the Chief Judge of the Gwinnett Recorder’s Court.

Please be advised you will be required to adhere to the RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR ATTENDING COURT IN THE GWINNETT COURT ANNEX listed below.

If you have any questions about your court date or obtaining a continuance, you may always contact the Recorder’s Court Clerk’s office at 770-619-6100 or recorderscourtinfo@gwinnettcounty.com.

If you not are represented by counsel and you would like to explore the possibility of resolving your case without coming to court, you may contact the Recorder’s Court Solicitor’s Office at 770-619-6140.


MASK or FACE COVERING REQUIRED. Everyone entering the Court shall have a mask or face covering that covers both their mouth and nose. The mask or face covering shall remain on while in the courtrooms unless you are given permission to remove the mask or face covering by the judge or other court staff member.

TEMPERATURES TAKEN UPON ENTRY TO BUILDING. Everyone that enters the Court Annex will have their temperature taken by either a handheld thermometer scan or a walk-thru thermal scanner. If you register a temperature of more than 100 degrees you will be asked to leave and return at a later date.

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. Everyone entering the Gwinnett County Court Annex and everyone inside the Annex is required to maintain social distance.  Upon entering the Annex there are markings on the floor to assist in keeping social distance between people.  There are directional markings on the floor and rope dividers to maintain “one way traffic” while outside the courtrooms.  Everyone is expected to follow the directional signage while inside the building.  If there is a line to enter the building, everyone should maintain social distance.

HAND WASHING AND HAND SANITIZER. Hand sanitizer stations have been placed outside of the Clerk’s Office windows as well as outside and inside each of the courtrooms.  Frequent use of the hand sanitizer is encouraged.  Restrooms are located by the elevators on each floor and everyone is encouraged to wash hands frequently.

COURTROOMS. There is a limit to the number of people allowed in the courtrooms at one time so that social distance can be maintained.  The gallery has been marked with “Reserved” signs to tell individuals where to sit while maintaining social distancing.  All courtrooms are sanitized after each court session.  Pens will be sterilized after each use.

If you or someone you live with has tested positive for COVID-19 please contact Recorder’s Court to obtain continuance of your court date.

You may always refer to www.gwinnettrc.com for updated information about Gwinnett Recorder’s Court.  You may also access a copy of Chief Justice Harold D. Melton’s Order Declaring Coronavirus/COVID-19 Related Judicial Emergency on the Gwinnett Courts website.

If you would like more information about COVID-19 you may visit the Department of Public Health’s website at www.dph.georgia.gov/.

We appreciate your cooperation,

Jeff West, Clerk of Recorder's Court


Pay your citation online at www.gwinnettrecorderscourtpmts.com

Citation inquiries or pay your citation by phone at 1-877-794-0988

Recorder's Court handles traffic citations that are written by the Gwinnett County Police Department, Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department, Georgia Department of Driver Services, and the Georgia Department of Transportation. Recorder's Court also handles all Gwinnett County code ordinance violations, such as citations written by Gwinnett County Animal Control, the Planning and Zoning/Inspection Department, the Business License Department, and the Environmental Health Department.

Recorder's Court is divided into three offices. The first office is the judicial office, which has three Judges and six judicial staff members. The second office is the prosecutorial office, which has one Solicitor, three Assistant Solicitors, and two prosecutorial staff members. The third office is the clerk's office, which has one Clerk and fifteen court clerks.

Recorder's Court will create a positive image to the defendants, witnesses, and attorneys, as well as, other departments in order to effectively provide justice in a prompt and courteous manner. The employees will act in a fair and professional manner.


Citation Information

To receive information such as the amount of your fine or your court date call 1-877-794-0988 or visit our website at www.gwinnettrecorderscourtpmts.com. As an alternative you may email us at recorderscourtinfo@gwinnettcounty.com and include as much information as you can such as your name, case number or citation number, and your phone number. We will respond by phone or email within 24 hours.


Recorder's Court Judges


Recorder's Court Administration

Jeff C. West
Clerk of Recorder's Court
Fax: 770-619-6005


Katie Young
Business Manager


Lisa Fowler
Court Services Supervisor


Laura Hudler
Court Services Supervisor


Allison Cauthen
Supervising Attorney
Phone: (770) 619-6133


Brittany Carter
Assistant Solicitor
Phone: (770) 619-6135


William Patterson
Assistant Solicitor
Phone: (770) 619-6131


Kipling Biggs
Assistant Solicitor
Phone: (770) 619-6796


Natary Lee
Legal Supervisor
Phone: (770) 619-6128


Rocky Beebe
Legal Assistant
Phone: (770) 619-6137


Christopher Holmes
Legal Assistant
Phone: (770) 619-6139


Harrell Thomas
Legal Assistant
Phone: (770) 619-6126