Citations A Citation is issued due to a county ordinance violation. You may be required to appear in Magistrate Court, at the prescribed date and time, for your arraignment or you can contact the Clerk of Courts, 706.769.3940. Citations may be pre-paid at the Clerk of Courts prior to the court date or in Magistrate Court the day of court. Failure to comply may result in a bench warrant for your arrest.
So please, if you have any questions, do not hesitate in asking. If you would like, a staff member will explain how you can learn to be in compliance and a responsible pet owner.
Animal Service Fees for impound and boarding are separate from a citation fine resulting in an ordinance violation.
Nuisance or Vocalization Animal Services handles complaints of animal nuisance/vocalization during regular business hours only. No person may be charged with a violation of this subsection unless an officer has previously issued a warning within thirty (30) days of the charge of the violation.
Additionally, the complainant must sign a written statement giving the address of the owner, a description of the animal(s), a description of the offense, and the date, time and location of the offense. Please refer to the county's Animal Ordinance - Section 1-5-4 Animal Nuisance.