Citizen's Complaints

A citizen of the City of Piedmont may file charges for any violation of the City Ordinances that they witness. In some cases it may be necessary for you to file in order to bring charges against someone.  You must be able to identify the person you are charging of committing the crime. The exception to this would be an animal complaint, but you must be able to identify the animal involved.

File a Complaint

To file a citizen’s complaint you should come to the Court Clerk’s Office Monday through Friday during regular business hours. 

A copy of the complaint will be served to the party the complaint is against. Both you and the party the complaint is against will be required to be in Court.  If you have other witnesses you should bring them with you. You can have them subpoenaed by the court but there will be a $15 witness fee charged for each witness you subpoena.