Paying Citations before Court

Certain citations can be paid before court. Please see list below of qualifying citations and fine amounts. Acceptable payments are cash or credit card (Master Card or Visa) in person or money orders through the mail. Payments are accepted in person Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Paying in Person: For court times of 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 11 a.m., the citations must be paid by close of business of the previous business day. Please sign the back of your ticket and submit with payment.
  • Paying via Mail: Citations must be paid with Money Orders and made payable to the City of Fairburn. Please write your citation number on the bottom of the Money Order, sign the back of your citation and mail it with your payment.
  • Paying online: Payments are now accepted through Online Payments.
  • Citations not included on list below require a mandatory court appearance.

Warning for those who choose to pay their citations before court

Please be advised, when you choose to pay a citation before court, it is the same as pleading guilty. For certain driving offenses, points will be issued on your license. Click here to view a chart listing offenses and the points that are given if the defendant pays before court or comes to court and is found guilty. 

Click here to view a chart listing violations and the fines associated with each. 

Speeding Fines

Violation MPH Over Points Fine
Speeding 0-14 MPH 0 Points $165
Speeding 15-18 MPH 2 Points $191
Speeding 19-23 MPH 3 Points $230
Speeding 24-30 MPH 4 Points $295
You must appear in court for a citation issued for speeding over 30 MPH and resulting in an accident.