Local dignitaries gathered recently to officially open the Cobb County Superior Courthouse. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held, and the public was able to tour the facility. This almost $63 million project was completely funded by the Special Local Option Sales Tax and the design is reminiscent of the old courthouse, complete with a clock tower. The 229,000 square foot building contains 11 courtrooms and a seventh floor for future growth. All of the county’s court services will be combined on one campus and Juvenile Court will be able to move to downtown Marietta.
The new building provides state-of-the-art security and a larger jury assembly room. The “green” courthouse was constructed according to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification standards and will save energy and operational costs.