Citations / Nuisance or Vocalization

A Citation is issued due to a county ordinance violation. You may be required to appear in Magistrate Court (706-769-3940), at the prescribed date and time, for your arraignment or you can contact the Clerk of Courts, prior to the court date, and pre-pay your fine. 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. Citations are paid at the Clerk of Courts or in Magistrate Court.

Nuisance or Vocalization
Animal Control handles complaints of animal nuisance/vocalization during regular business hours only. No person may be charged with a violation of this subsection unless an animal control officer has previously issued a written 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 animals, a description of the offense, and the date, time and location of the offense. Please refer to the county's Animal Control Ordinance - Section 1-5-4 Animal Nuisance.