Contact Information

Court Administrator - Yvonne Whitfield
Clerk of Court - Cathy Plaster

6 Adams Road, Bloomingdale, GA 31302

Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Mon-Fri, except holidays

Phone (912) 748-8302        Fax (912) 748-4192  


Court is held  in the City Hall Building

8 West Highway 80 Bloomingdale, GA 31302​
Court Dates for 2021

Traffic Court - 1st court date of the month

Criminal Court - 2nd date in the month

Traffic Court                Criminal Court
February 9                   February 23
March 9                       March 23
April 13                        April 27
May 11                        May 25
June 8                         June 22
July 13                        July 27
August 10                    August 24
September 14             September 28
October 12                  October 26
November 9                November 23
December 14              December 14
Judge Richard A. Sanders Jr.
                      Judge Pro-Tem:  
                      Craig Call

  Paying Citations

If you have been issued a citation by an Officer of the Bloomingdale Police Department and you do not wish to appear in court, you may call (912) 748-8302 or come to the Bloomingdale Police Department located at #6 Adams Road to find out your fine amount. All fines for violations of State law include various state and county surcharges based on the offense.

Payment may be made at the court customer service window at the Bloomingdale Police Department Building, Monday through Friday, between 8:00am and 5:00pm, or you may mail your payment to:

Bloomingdale Municipal Court

P.O. Box 216

Bloomingdale, GA 31302

Payment may be made in cash, cashier check, money order, credit card or debit. If you are paying with debit or credit cards, please be aware that there will be a 4% processing fee. Personal checks will NOT be accepted! The court does not recommend sending cash if you mail in your fine.

Attention Speeders:  Before paying your speeding citation, please click the following link to see if you are in violation of the Georgia Super Speeder Law. Please contact our office if you have any further questions regarding the super speeder law.

Pay your citation online by clicking this link:  Pay Citation Now

If your payment is not received by 12:00 noon of your assigned court date, or you do not appear in court on your assigned court date, your case will be treated as a failure to appear and a warrant may be issued for your arrest, and/or your driver's license may be suspended.


                            COVID19 COURT REQUIREMENTS:

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected many of us and our daily lives. Because of   the recent expiration of restrictive Orders and because of the most recent Order by the Georgia Supreme Court, Bloomingdale Municipal Court is moving forward with court hearings.

As you can imagine we are going to face a “new normal” and that will include some new procedures being put in place. We hope that you understand that these changes are not to inconvenience you, but to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to handle their judicial matters safely and efficiently.

We ask that you follow the guidelines below for a safe, effective and efficient experience.

1.In Order to comply with CDC physical distancing guidelines, we ask that only defendants and or their attorney should attend the court hearing. Please do not bring any non-essential persons (children, spouses, or other family members) to your scheduled hearing time. If you do not have childcare, or if you are uncomfortable complying with this, then please contact the Court, at the number above, as soon as possible so that your Court date can be reset or other arrangements can be made. 

2.Defendants 21 and under may have one parent or guardian attend the court hearing with them.

3.All court staff and defendants will be required to wear a face mask. You must bring your own face mask. The court will not be able to provide one for you. Please notify our office at the number above if you are unable to obtain a face mask for your court hearing.

4.Upon arrival please park in the center parking lot between the Bloomindale City Hall building (where the courtroom is located) and the Bloomingdale Police Department. If there aren’t any open parking spots please advise an officer that will be in the parking lot that you have arrived and need to park in a different location. There will be a check in area to notify the court that you have arrived. Once you check in please remain in your vehicle until an officer retrieves you for your hearing. Court starts at the time listed in the notice that was given to the defendant but this does not mean that will be the exact time you will be called into the courtroom.

5.The courtroom, common areas, and the lobby of the police department will be measured out to reflect 6’ social distancing marks by tape and or orange cones. Officers will also be present to direct you of the procedures that will be taking place. Please listen to the officer’s directions and adhere to the signs and markings that will be set in place.

6.Before you enter the courtroom, your temperature will be taken. You will also be asked: Have you traveled to any high risk areas (or outside of the State of Georgia) in the last fourteen days; Have you had contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID19 (coronavirus) in the last fourteen days; Have you experienced a fever of 100 degrees or greater; difficulty breathing; or persistent cough in the last fourteen days; or are you experiencing fever of 100 degrees or greater; difficulty breathing; or persistent cough now. If the answer to any of these questions is yes then you will not be allowed in the Courtroom and your Court date can be reset or other arrangements can be made. You may call the Clerk in advance to request a continuance if your answer to any of these questions will be yes.  

7.In order to reduce everyone’s risk of exposure, there will be no chairs out to be able to sit. If you need a chair or standing is difficult, please let us know in advance when you check in or by calling the office at the number listed above for us to make arrangements for you. Please follow the directions given by the officers to the procedures that you will need to follow inside of the courtroom. 

8.If for any reason you do not feel comfortable attending your court hearing or you are not feeling well or if you are a member of an immune-compromised population (or living in a household with someone who is immune-compromised) or are over the age of 65 please call our office at the number listed above and we will gladly continue your case to a later date.

9.The Courtroom remains open to the public as required by Law. The above guidelines are intended to be in compliance with public health guidance and with the requirements of the United States and Georgia constitutions and applicable statutes and court rules. These guidelines are intended to allow all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. Please remember: to practice social distancing (specifically, staying 6 feet away from others when you must go into a shared space); frequently wash your hands or use alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available; wear face coverings (mask or cloth); avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth; stay home when sick; and avoid frequently touched objects and surfaces.

                Court Rules

1. Be on time! If you are late, you may arrive with a contempt charge already added to your original fine amount.

2. Dress appropriately. Shirts and shoes without holes are required. Shorts and tank tops are not permitted. Hats should be removed before entering the courtroom.

3. No smoking. As in most Government buildings, smoking is not permitted in the Bloomingdale Municipal Building. Dipping and tobacco chewing is also not allowed. An ashtray is located outside the doors of the City Hall for your convenience.

4. Turn off pagers/cell phones. No audible electronic devices are permitted inside the courtroom. An officer will confiscate the pager or cell phone and a contempt charge will be paid in full before the property is returned.

5. No weapons allowed. Absolutely no weapons are allowed inside City Hall, except those carried by certified law enforcement officers. Possession of dangerous weapons inside a Government building is a criminal offense, and you will face arrest and prosecution under OCGA 16-11-127.

6. Food/Drinks not allowed. No food or drinks are allowed inside the courtroom. Please deposit all food and/or drinks in the trash before entering the building.

7. Small children discouraged. It is recommended that small children not be brought into court. If at all possible, please make arrangements for a sitter prior to your court date. Continuances will not be granted because of childcare conflicts.

     Court offices are closed on weekends and the 
                           following holidays:

New Years Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Holiday
Christmas Holiday