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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19:  Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19.

Various Forsyth County Boards and Commissions will be meeting via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

 

Beginning June 1, 2020, in-person hearings will resume for Forsyth County State Court cases. The first group of cases to be held in-person will consist of reduced calendars (usually no more than 40 people per day per courtroom) of arraignments for serious misdemeanor offenses as well as traffic arraignments.

 

If a resident has received a notice for a court appearance during the first two weeks of June, they may receive a new court date notice rescheduling their appearance due to the reduced calendar as in-person hearings resume.

 

For those charged with a traffic citation:

-        The citation may be payable.

-        If the ticket was one that originally required the individual to appear in court, it may have been made “payable” by the prosecutor.

-        To check the status of a citation or to pay a citation, please visit the Forsyth County Clerk’s website.

-        If the ticket is not payable, contact the Solicitor General at 770-781-2145.

 

As the court plans to resume in-person hearings, guidelines consistent with the Chief Justice’s May 11, 2020 extension of a Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency are being designed to protect the health and safety of all those coming to the courthouse. The guidelines will allow the courts to begin working on the backlog of cases caused by the pandemic. Once complete, the guidelines will be published on the Forsyth County Clerk’s website, www.forsythclerk.com.

 

Pursuant to the Chief Justice’s initial order declaring a Statewide Judicial Emergency issued March 14, all non-essential Forsyth County State Court cases were continued. These cases included Traffic and Misdemeanor offenses. On May 11, 2020, the Chief Justice entered a second order extending the Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency which provides for some in-person judicial proceedings, but only if they are conducted in compliance with public health guidelines and with all applicable law and court rules.

 

During the judicial emergency, the State Court of Forsyth County has been successful in conducting many types of hearings using videoconferencing technology such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

 

The State Court Judges will continue using this technology to reduce the number of people who will be required to physically come to the courthouse to resolve their case.

 

For more information on the resumption of in-person hearings as it relates to the Statewide Judicial Emergency, please visit www.forsythclerk.com

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