Title 15, Chapter 7, Section 85
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this Code section, the
authority granted to municipalities by this article shall not apply
(1) A municipality whose charter does not authorize a municipal
(2) A municipality whose charter provides for the election, as
judge or judges and not as members of the municipal governing
authority, of the judge or judges of a court having jurisdiction
over municipal ordinance violations; or
(3) A municipality whose charter expressly provides that the
municipality shall not have the authority granted by this article.
(b) The authority granted to municipalities by this article shall,
notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Code
section, apply to any municipality if as of June 30, 1983,
jurisdiction over violation of its ordinances was by law vested in a
state court in existence on that date.