Since January 1, 1992, Herbert Benson has served as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Tifton. A well-respected attorney and the head of a small law firm in Tifton, Benson is known for his fairness and honesty. He has served in the capacity of city court judge on several occasions in the past in other jurisdictions. Prior to taking the judge’s job in Tifton, Benson had served as judge in Adel and Omega, Georgia. He is currently serving as Judge for the City of Ashburn and TyTy.
Since June of 1991 he has found the time to pursue the private interests of his firm as well as serving the public. Herbert W. Benson began his college education at the Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton, Georgia in 1974. He graduated two years later with a degree in journalism. He continued to the University of Georgia at Athens where he earned a degree in ABJ Journalism and Public Relations. He was a member of the Golden Key Honor Society and graduated Cum Laude in 1978.
By 1982, Benson’s career choices changed somewhat when he began pursuing a degree in law at Georgia State University College of Law. By 1986, after balancing his studies and a full time job as a law clerk, he graduated from college and immediately passed the State Bar of Georgia.
After serving an internship with the Rockdale County District Attorneys Office, Judge Benson gained experience and knowledge in matters concerning both civil and criminal law by working as an associate of several attorneys in Atlanta and Tifton. By 1990 he was on his own in private practice. In 1997 he, along with two partners, started the firm of Benson, Phillips and Hoffman.
City of Tifton Municipal Court Clerks
The mission of the Municipal Court of Tifton is to dispense fair and impartial justice in an efficient and timely manner, which is responsive to the needs of the public. The court provides judicial services to the public to assure access to the court in a way that provides due process, fair treatment, and individual justice.
The vision of the Municipal Court of Tifton is to provide the mission accomplishments with a high degree of fairness and impartial service, while being responsive to the changing needs of the justice system and the community that we serve.
To Dispose of a Traffic Citation
- To determine exact amount of the fine, call the Municipal Court Clerk at 229-391-3967 or 229-391-3880.
- Fines may be paid at the Tifton Municipal Court
Office, 130 E. 5th Street, Tifton. Fines may be paid Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, or Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to
11:00 a.m. The court office closes every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. due to
- If you pay your fine in person, you must wait two (2) days after citation is issued.
- If you elect to pay your fine before a court
date, it must be paid by 11:00 a.m. on the Date of Court which appears
at the bottom of your citation. If the citation is not paid by 11:00
a.m. you must appear in court at 2:00 p.m.
- If you are under 21 years of age you must appear in court.
- If you want a hearing, you must appear in Court. If not paid by this time, you must attend court.
- Personal Checks will not be accepted. Send a Money Order or a Cashier’s Check. You must have the exact amount of money.
City of Tifton Municipal Court
130 E 5th Street
Tifton, GA 31794
If you fail to pay the fine prior to the court date or upon appearance in Court:
Your driver’s license will be suspended
A warrant will be issued for your arrest
An additional fine will be imposed for contempt of court.
The City of Tifton Municipal Court uses a Private Probation Company
PROFESSIONAL COURT SERVICES