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Georgia’s Magistrate Courts

If you can’t to resolve a dispute with a person or a business, you may take your problem to magistrate court.

Magistrate court, also called small claims court, is an informal court that handles money claims of less than $15,000.  This court offers a quick and inexpensive process to resolve complaints.

Georgia's Magistrate Courts

General Statement of Claim Info:

  1. The Magistrate Court only accepts civil cases with a maximum claim of $15,000.
  2. You may file a claim in magistrate court in your own name without an attorney
  3. In order to file your case in Magistrate Court in the situation that your actual claim is more than $15,000, you cannot voluntarily reduce your claim amount or sue for only a part of that claim.
  4. The person suing is the Plaintiff and the person being sued is the Defendant.
  5. Civil cases must be filed in the county where the defendant lives, including those filed in a Magistrate Court.
  6. If the defendant is a corporation, the claim must be filed in the county of the registered agent for the company.
  7. If the defendant is an unincorporated business, the claim must be filed in the county where the business is physically located.
  8. The Plaintiff must fill out the original statement of claim form in order to begin the lawsuit.

Rules of Conduct:

  1. Be on time
  2. Throw away gum, food, and drinks before entering the courtroom
  3. Stand when the judge enters and leaves the courtroom
  4. Stand when you are speaking to the judge
  5. Speak clearly when you respond to the judge’s questions
  6. Always address the judge as “Your Honor”
  7. Never interrupt the If you are unsure of what you heard, wait until the judge or other person speaking has finished talking before ask- ing a question
  8. Enter and leave the courtroom quietly, so you do not disturb others
  9. Only approach the bench when instructed to do so

Attire (What NOT to wear):

  1. Hats or other head coverings inside the courtroom (except those worn for religious or medical purposes)
  2. Sunglasses
  3. T-shirts depicting violence, sexual acts, profanity, or illegal drugs
  4. Tube or halter tops/plunging necklines/ bare midriffs
  5. Ripped or torn jeans
  6. Miniskirts or shorts
  7. Baggy pants that fall below the waist
  8. Muscle shirts (usually worn as undergarments)

FORMS & GENERAL INFO

Below is a Directory of all magistrate courts in Georgia:

Georgia CountyCourtMailingPhone Number
ApplingAppling County Magistrate CourtPO Box 366 Baxley, GA 31513912-367-8116
Athens-ClarkeAthens-Clarke County Magistrate Court325 E. Washington St.
Suite 240
Athens, GA 30601
706-613-3310
AtkinsonAtkinson County Magistrate CourtPO Box 571 Pearson, GA 31642912-422-7158
BaconBacon County Magistrate CourtPO Box 389 Alma, GA 31510912-632-7661
BakerBaker County Magistrate CourtPO Box 548 Newton, GA 39870229-734-3007
BaldwinBaldwin County Magistrate Court121 N. Wilkinson Street, Suite 107 Milledgeville, GA 31061478-445-4446
BanksBanks County Magistrate Court144 Yonah-Homer Road Suite 10 Homer, Georgia 30547706-677-6270
BarrowBarrow County Magistrate Court652 Barrow Park Drive, Suite F
Winder, GA 30680
770-307-3050
BartowBartow County Magistrate Court112 W Cherokee Ave Suite 101
Cartersville, GA 30120
770-387-5070
Ben HillBen Hill County Magistrate Court255 Appomattox Road
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
229-426-5140
BerrienBerrien County Magistrate Court201 N. Davis St. Ste 250
Nashville, GA 31639
229-686-7019
BibbBibb County Magistrate Court601 Mulberry Street, Room 101 Courthouse
Macon, Georgia 31201
478-621-6495
BleckleyBleckley County Magistrate Court112 North Second Street
Cochran, GA 31014
478-934-3202
BrantleyBrantley County Magistrate CourtPO Box 1150
Nahunta, GA 31553
912-462-6780
BrooksBrooks County Magistrate Court400 E. Courtland Avenue
Quitman, GA 31643
229-263-9989
BryanBryan County Magistrate CourtPO Box 670
Pembroke, GA 31321
912-653-3860
BullochBulloch County Magistrate Court101 Oak Street, at the corner of Oak & Hill Street, Statesboro, Georgia 30459912-764-6458
BurkeBurke County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 401
Waynesboro, Georgia 30830
706-554-4281
ButtsButts County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 457
Jackson, GA 30233
770 -775- 8220
CalhounCalhoun County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 87
31 Court Street Suite C
Morgan, GA 39866
229-849-2115
CamdenCamden County Magistrate Court210 E. 4th St.
PO BOX 386
Woodbine, GA 31569
912-576-5658
CandlerCandler County Magistrate Court1075 E. Hiawatha Street, Suite A, Metter, GA 30439912-685-2888
CarrollCarroll County Magistrate Court166 Independence Drive
Carrollton, GA 30117
770-830-5874
CatoosaCatoosa County Magistrate Court877 Lafayette Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
706-935-3114
CharltonCharlton County Magistrate Court1520 Third Street
Suite B
Folkston, GA 31537-8961
912-496-2617
ChathamChatham County Magistrate Court133 Montgomery St.
Savannah GA 31401
912-652-7181
ChattahoocheeChattahoochee County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 120
Cusseta, GA 31805
706-989-3424
ChattoogaChattooga County Magistrate Court10017 Commerce St, Summerville, GA 30747706-857-0711
CherokeeCherokee County Magistrate Court90 North St
Canton, GA 30114
678-493-6000
ClayClay County Magistrate Court210 Washington Street South, Suite 5, Fort Gaines, GA 39851229-768-2841
ClaytonClayton County Magistrate Court9151 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236
770-477-3444
ClinchClinch County Magistrate Court110 Court Square
Homerville, GA 31634
912-487-2514
CobbCobb County Magistrate Court32 Waddell Street
Marietta, GA 30090
770-528-8900
CoffeeCoffee County Magistrate Court825 Thompson Drive
Douglas, Georgia 31533
912-384-2983
ColquittColquitt County Magistrate Court101 E. Central Avenue, Office 175
P.O. Box 70
Moultrie, GA 31776-0070
229-616-7450
ColumbiaColumbia County Magistrate CourtPO Box 777, Evans, Georgia 30809.706-868-3316
CookCook County Magistrate Court1000 County Farm Road
Adel, Georgia 31620
229-896-3151
CowetaCoweta County Magistrate Court72 Greenville St., Suite 1200
Newnan, Georgia 30263
770-254-2610
CrawfordCrawford County Magistrate Court100 GA Hwy 42 South
Knoxville, GA 31050
478-836-5804
CrispCrisp County Magistrate Court510 N 7th St, Suite 105
Cordele, GA 31015
229-271-4728
DadeDade County Magistrate Court75 Case Avenue
P.O. Box 605
Trenton, GA 30752-2429
706-657-4113
DawsonDawson County Magistrate Court25 Justice Way, Suite 3201
Dawsonville, GA 30534
706-344-3730
DecaturDecatur County Magistrate Court912 Spring Creek Road
Bainbridge, GA 39817
229-248-3014
DeKalbDeKalb County Magistrate Court556 N. McDonough St
Suite 1200
Decatur, GA 30030
404-371-4767
DodgeDodge County Magistrate Court5018 Courthouse Cir, Ste 202
Eastman, GA 31023
478-374-7243
DoolyDooly County Magistrate Court113 N. Third Street, Room #2
Vienna, GA 31092
229-268-4324
DoughertyDougherty County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 1827
Albany, GA 31702
229-431-3216
DouglasDouglas County Magistrate Court8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
770-920-7540
EarlyEarly County Magistrate Court111 Court Sq D, Blakely, GA 39823229-723-5492
EcholsEchols County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 118
Statenville, GA 31648
229-559-7526
EffinghamEffingham County Magistrate Court700 N Pine Street
Suite 250
Springfield, GA 31329
912-754-2124
ElbertElbert County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 763
Elberton, GA 30635
706-283-2027
EmanuelEmanuel County Magistrate Court107 N Main Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401
478-237-7278
EvansEvans County Magistrate Court7 Freeman St. Courthouse Annex
Claxton, GA 30417
912-739-3745
FanninFannin County Magistrate Court400 West Main Street; Suite 202
Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513
706-632-5558
FayetteFayette County Magistrate Court1 Center Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214
770-716-4230
FloydFloyd County Magistrate Court3 Government Plaza, Suite 227
Rome, Ga 30161
706-291-5250
ForsythForsyth County Magistrate Court1090 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, GA 30040
770-781-2211
FranklinFranklin County Magistrate Court7085 Hwy 145 Suite B
Carnesville, GA 30521
706-384-7473
FultonFulton County Magistrate Court185 Central Avenue, SW Atlanta GA 30303404-613-5360
GilmerGilmer County Magistrate Court1 Broad Street Suite 203
Ellijay, Georgia 30540
706-635-2515
GlascockGlascock County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 277
Gibson, GA 30810
706-598- 3241
GlynnGlynn County Magistrate Court701 H Street, 1st Floor
Brunswick, Georgia 31520
912-554-7250
GordonGordon County Magistrate Court100 South Wall Street
Calhoun, GA 30701
706-629-6818
GradyGrady County Magistrate Court250 North Broad Street

Cairo, GA 39828
229-377-4132
GreeneGreene County Magistrate Court113 North Main St, Suite 113, Greensboro, GA 30642706-453-3346
GwinnettGwinnett County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 246
Lawrenceville, GA 30046-0246
770-822-8100
HabershamHabersham County Magistrate Court295 Llewellyn Street, Suite 111
Clarkesville, GA 30523
706-839-0350
HallHall County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 1435
Gainesville, GA 30503
770-531-6912
HancockHancock County Magistrate Court12630 Broad Street, Suite C
Sparta, GA 31087
706-444-6234
HaralsonHaralson County Magistrate CourtPO Box 1040
Buchanan, GA 30113
770-646-2015
HarrisHarris County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 365
Hamilton, GA 31811
706-628-4958
HartHart County Magistrate CourtP. O. Box 698
Hartwell, GA 30643
706-376-6817
HeardHeard County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 395
215 East Court Square, Room #11
Franklin, GA 30217
706-675-3002
HenryHenry County Magistrate CourtOne Judicial Center, Suite 260, McDonough, GA 30253770-288-7700
HoustonHouston County Magistrate Court89 Cohen Walker Drive
Warner Robins, GA 31088
478-987-4695
IrwinIrwin County Magistrate Court301 S. Irwin Avenue Ste 102
Ocilla, GA 31774
229-468-7671
JacksonJackson County Magistrate Court5000 Jackson Parkway
Suite 230
Jefferson, GA 30549
706-387-6356
JasperJasper County Magistrate Court126 W Greene St # 110, Monticello, GA 31064706-468-4900
Jeff DavisJeff Davis County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 568
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
912-375-6630
JeffersonJefferson County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 749
Louisville, GA 30434
478-625-8834
JenkinsJenkins County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 892
Millen, GA 30442
478-982-5580
JohnsonJohnson County Magistrate CourtPO Box 264
Wrightsville, GA 31096
478-864-3316
JonesJones County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 1090
Gray, GA 31032
478-986-6668
LamarLamar County Magistrate Court126 Roberta Drive
Barnesville, GA 30204
770-358-5154
LanierLanier County Magistrate Court56 Main Street, Suite 10
Lakeland, GA 31635
229-482-3668
LaurensLaurens County Magistrate Court P.O. Box 2028
Dublin, GA 31040
478-272-3210
LeeLee County Magistrate Court104 Leslie Highway
PO Box 522
Leesburg, Georgia 31763
229-759-6016
LibertyLiberty County Magistrate Court112 N. Main St. Hinesville, GA 31313912-368-2063
LincolnLincoln County Magistrate CourtPO Box 205
210 Humphrey Street
Lincolnton, Georgia 30817
706-359-5528
LongLong County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 87
Ludowici, GA 31316
912-545-2131
LowndesLowndes County Magistrate Court327 N. Ashley St.
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-671-2610
LumpkinLumpkin County Magistrate Court325 Riley Road
Room 109
Dahlonega, GA 30533
706-864-7760
MaconMacon County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 605
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
478-472-8509
MadisonMadison County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 6 Danielsville, GA 30633706-795-6375
MarionMarion County Magistrate CourtPO Box 196
Buena Vista, GA 31803
229-649-5542
McDuffieMcDuffie County Magistrate Court210 Railroad Street
Room 1401
Thomson, GA 30824
706-597-2618
McIntoshMcIntosh County Magistrate CourtP.O. Drawer 459
Darien, GA 31305
912-437-4888
MeriwetherMeriwether County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 702
100 Courtsquare
Greenville, GA 30222
706-672-1247
MillerMiller County Magistrate Court?155 South First Street
Room 110
Colquitt, Georgia 39837
229-758-4110
MitchellMitchell County Magistrate Court22 North Court Street
Camilla, GA 31730
229-336-2077
MonroeMonroe County Magistrate Court145 L Cary Bittick Drive Forsyth, GA 31029478-994-7018
MontgomeryMontgomery County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 174
Mount Vernon, GA 30445
912-583-2170
MorganMorgan County Magistrate Court149 E. Jefferson St.
P.O. Box 589
Madison, GA 30650
706-342-3088
MurrayMurray County Magistrate Court812 G.I. Maddox Parkway
Chatsworth, GA 30705
706-695-3021
MuscogeeMuscogee County Magistrate CourtPO Box 1340
Columbus, Georgia 31902
706-653-4390
NewtonNewton County Magistrate Court1132 Usher Street, Room 149
Covington, Georgia 30014
770-784-2050
OconeeOconee County Magistrate Court23 N Main St, Watkinsville, GA 30677
706-769-3940
OglethorpeOglethorpe County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 356
Lexington, GA 30648
706-743-8321
PauldingPaulding County Magistrate Court280 Constitution Blvd
Dallas, GA 30132
770-443-7533
PeachPeach County Magistrate Court700 Spruce Street, Wing A
Fort Valley, Ga. 31030
478-825-2060
PickensPickens County Magistrate Court50 N Main St # 105, Jasper, GA 30143706-253-8747
PiercePierce County Magistrate Court3550 US-84, Blackshear, GA 31516912-449-2027
PikePike County Magistrate Court16001 Barnesville Street
P.O. Box 466
Zebulon, Georgia 30295
770-567-2004
PolkPolk County Magistrate Court102 PRIOR ST.
Suite 203
Cedartown, GA 30125
770-749-2130

PulaskiPulaski County Magistrate Court45 South Lumpkin Street, Suite 105
Hawkinsville, GA 31036
478-783-1357
PutnamPutnam County Magistrate Court100 S Jefferson Ave # 306, Eatonton, GA 31024706-485-4306
QuitmanQuitman County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 7
Georgetown, GA 39854
229-334-2224
RabunRabun County Magistrate Court25 Courthouse Square # 105, Clayton, GA 30525706-782-2285
RandolphRandolph County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 6
Cuthbert, GA 39840-0006
855-782-6310
RichmondRichmond County Magistrate Court735 James Brown Blvd #1400, Augusta, GA 30901706-821-2370
RockdaleRockdale County Magistrate Court945 Court St., Conyers, GA 30012770-278-7800
SchleySchley County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 385
Ellaville, GA 31806
229-937-5110
ScrevenScreven County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 64
216 Mims Rd. Suite 111
Sylvania, GA 30467
912-564-7375
SeminoleSeminole County Magistrate Court200 South Knox Avenue
Donalsonville, GA 39845
229-524-5256
SpaldingSpalding County Magistrate Court132 East Solomon Street
Griffin, Georgia 30223
770-467-4321
StephensStephens County Magistrate Court70 N. Alexander St., Ste. 107
Toccoa, GA 30547
706-886-6205
StewartStewart County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 712
Lumpkin, GA 31815
229-838-0505
SumterSumter County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 563
Americus, GA 31709
229-928-4524
TalbotTalbot County Magistrate CourtPO Box 157
26 S Washington Avenue
Talbotton, Georgia 31827
706-665-8866
TaliaferroTaliaferro County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 264
Crawfordville, GA 30631
706-456-2253
TattnallTattnall County Magistrate CourtPost Office Box 513
Reidsville, GA 30453
912-237-4637
TaylorTaylor County Magistrate CourtPO Box 536
Butler, GA 31006
478-862-3357
TelfairTelfair County Magistrate Court19 East Oak Street
McRae, GA 31055
229-868-6772
TerrellTerrell County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 793
Dawson, GA 39842
229-995-3757
ThomasThomas County Magistrate CourtPO Box 879
Thomasville, GA 31799
229-225-3330
TiftTift County Magistrate Court225 Tift Ave
Charles Kent Admin Bldg. Room 211
229-386-7907
ToombsToombs County Magistrate Court100 Courthouse Square, Lyons, GA 30436912-526-8984
TownsTowns County Magistrate Court48 River Street
Suite C
Hiawassee, GA 30546
706-896-3467
TreutlenTreutlen County Magistrate Court650 2nd St, S. Ste 101
Soperton, GA 30457
912-529-3342
TroupTroup County Magistrate Court100 Ridley Avenue
LaGrange, Georgia 30240
706-883-1695
TurnerTurner County Magistrate Court219 E College Ave # 2, Ashburn, GA 31714229-567-3155
TwiggsTwiggs County Magistrate Court425 Railroad Street 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 146
Jeffersonville, Georgia 31044
478-945-3428
UnionUnion County Magistrate Court65 Courthouse Street, Suite 10
Blairsville, GA 30512
706-439-6008
UpsonUpson County Magistrate Court305 S. Hightower Street, Suite D120

PO Drawer 890

Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-6891
WalkerWalker County Magistrate Court102 Napier Street, LaFayette, Georgia706-638-1217
WaltonWalton County Magistrate Court303 South Hammond Drive Suite 116 Monroe, Georgia 30655770-267-1349
WareWare County Magistrate Court310 Albany Avenue
Waycross, GA 31501
912-287-4375
WarrenWarren County Magistrate Court521 Main Street, Ste 104
Warrenton, GA 30828
706-465-2227
WashingtonWashington County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 1053
Sandersville, GA 31082
478-552-3591
WayneWayne County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 27
Jesup, GA 31598
912-427-5960
WebsterWebster County Magistrate CourtPO Box 18
6330 Hamilton St., Rm 101
Preston, GA 31824
229-828-3615
WheelerWheeler County Magistrate CourtP.O Box 477
Alamo, GA 30411
912-568-7133
WhiteWhite County Magistrate Court59 S Main St D, Cleveland, GA 30528706-865-2613
WhitfieldWhitfield County Magistrate Court205 N Selvidge Street
Dalton, GA 30720
706-278-5052
WilcoxWilcox County Magistrate Court103 North Broad Street
Abbeville, Georgia 31001
229-467-2458
WilkesWilkes County Magistrate Court23 E Court St #427, Washington, GA 30673706-678-1881
WilkinsonWilkinson County Magistrate CourtP.O. Box 201
Irwinton, GA 31042
478-946-2222
WorthWorth County Magistrate Court201 North Main Street Room 21 Sylvester, Georgia 31791229-776-8210