Fines/Citations/Points

Paying Citations before the Court Date


Certain citations can be paid before the court date. 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 the list below require a mandatory court appearance

Warning for those who choose to pay their citations before the court date

 Please be advised, when you choose to pay a citation before the court date, it is the same as pleading guilty. For certain driving offenses, points will be issued on your license. See Chart below of listed offenses and the points/fines that are given if the defendant pays before the court date, or comes to court and is found guilty. 


Offense Code Conviction Points Fines Court Mandatory / Notes 
40-6-397 Aggressive Driving 6 Pts $685 Mandatory *
40-6-390 Reckless Driving 4 Pts $685 Mandatory *
40-6-163 Unlawful Passing School Bus 6 Pts $295  
40-6-45 Improper Passing on Hill or Curve 4 Pts
$200
 
40-6-181 Speeding      
  0-14 MPH 0 Pts $165  
  15-18 MPH 2 Pts $200  
  19-23 MPH 3 Pts $230  
  24-29 MPH 4 Pts $295  
  30 MPH or more 6 Pts $425 Mandatory *
40-6-20 Failure to Obey Traffic-Control Device 3 Pts $165  
40-6-2 Failure to Obey Police Officer 3 Pts $165  
40-6-253 Possessing an Open Container of an 
Alcoholic Beverage while Driving
2 Pts $190  
40-6-248.1 Failure to Adequately Secure Load
(except fresh farm produce), resulting 
in an Accident
2 Pts $220  
40-8-76 Violation of Child Safety Restraint      
  1st Offense 1 Pt $25  
  2nd Offense 2 Pts $50  
40-6-241.1 Violation of Usage of Wireless Telecommunication
Device Requirements
1 Pt $50 2nd Violation More
40-6-241.2 Operating a Vehicle while Text Messaging 1 Pt $50  
40-6-54 Improper use of Designate Travel Lane -4th
and Subsequent Offense
1 Pt $165  
40-8-76.1 Seat Belt Violation (Adults)   $15  
40-2-38 Expired Registration   $145  
40-5-32 Expired License   $87  
40-6-47 Driving on Wrong Side of the Road 3 Pts $165  
40-6-42 Improper Passing 3 Pts $165  
40-6-46 Passing in a No Passing Zone 3 Pts $165  
40-6-48 Roadway Laned for Traffic 3 Pts $165  
40-6-120A2 Improper Left Turn 3 Pts $165  
40-6-121 Improper U-Turn 3 Pts $165  
40-6-123 Turn Signal Required 3 Pts $165  
40-6-180 Too Fast for Conditions 3 Pts $230  
40-6-184 Impeding Flow of Trafic 3 Pts $200  
40-8-22 Headlights Required   $165  
40-8-23 Improper / No Taillights   $165  
40-8-25 Brake Lights / Turn Signal   $165  
40-8-31 Use of High Beams   $165  
40-8-29 Improper Color / Lighting Equipment   $165  
40-6-49 Following too Close 3 Pts $165  
40-6-10 No Insurance   $425 Mandatory *
40-6-391 DUI   $685 Mandatory *
You must appear in court for a citation issued for speeding over 30 MPH and resulting in an accident.