ALBANY - Officials in Georgia say a city's ban on saggy pants has generated nearly $4,000 in fines in less than a year.

Albany attorney Nathan Davis says 187 citations have been issued and $3,916 in fines collected since the ordinance went into effect Nov. 23, according to the Albany Herald.

The ordinance bans anyone from wearing pants or skirts more than eight centimetres below the top of the hips, exposing the skin or undergarments.

First-time offenders face a $25 fine. On further offences, the fine can rise to $200.

The ordinance also allows 40 hours of community service to be completed in lieu of fines.