Magistrate Court

Fulton County

Magistrate Court

Magistrate Court

As the Magistrate Court of Fulton County continues to Inform, Engage and Empower Our Community during this Statewide Judicial Emergency, please take 2-3 minutes to help us gauge our transition as we open following the expiration of the Judicial Emergency to best serve community members.

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COVID-19 UPDATE: On May 11, 2020 Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton issued an Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency for the second time. That Order, set to expire on Friday, June 12, 2020, allows the Court to handle certain matters in compliance with Public Health and CDC Guidance to ensure the health and safety or litigants, lawyers, judges, court personnel and the public. All visitors to the Courthouse are encouraged to cover their mouth and nose with a mask, scarf or bandana.Learn more.

The Magistrate Court handles a variety of civil and criminal matters.

The Civil Division handles matters such as Abandoned Motor Vehicles, Dispossessory (Landlord-Tenant) Actions, Small Claims, Garnishments, Weddings/Marriages, Personal Property Foreclosure. And, the Criminal Division handles matters such as warrant applications, first appearance hearings, preliminary hearings, and child abandonment warrant applications.

No jury trials are held in Magistrate Court and our jurisdictional level is $15,000 in civil cases.