Arrest Warrant, Open

A summons for an individual who has not appeared in court for sentencing or payment of fines. Includes name of party, ticket number, amount of fine, charge, address of defendant, and date of birth. Usually filed alphabetically by name.


Public Safety


Police Department

Retention Period

Retain murder warrents for fifty years then dispose of. Retain all other warrants for fifteen years then dispose of.


Georgia Secretary of State, Records Retention Schedule, Local Government, Public Safety, February 2008.

Disposition Instructions

Confidential destruction is not required. Paper may be recycled and electronic records deleted.

Last Updated: December 31, 2008