Magistrate Court

COVID-19 Reopening Procedures

Magistrate Court has jurisdiction over all civil claims of $15,000 or less; distress warrants and dispossessory writs; county ordinance violations; bad checks; preliminary hearings; summons, arrest warrants and search warrants and an expanded jurisdiction of certain misdemeanors. Magistrate may also grant bail in cases where the setting of bail is not exclusively reserved to a judge of another court.

Magistrate Court Has Moved:
Click here for a map of the new location

Online Filings/Questions and Answers

We now take online filings. There is also a question and answer section that should be helpful for filings in the Magistrate Court. File Anytime!

Contact Us

 Address: 1090 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2211
 Fax: 770-844-7581
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

Magistrate Court is a constitutional court vested with civil and criminal jurisdiction, including issuance of arrest warrants and search warrants, First Appearance (and bond) Hearings, Commitment (probable cause) Hearings, trial of certain state misdemeanors, trial of county ordinance violations, trial of dispossessory actions, trial of civil claims under $15,000, garnishments, and personal property foreclosures. Our mission is to fulfill these duties in a capable manner that is professional, courteous and respectful to the public, to provide access to the courts for individuals with or without attorneys, and to serve as an integral, cooperative part of the local judicial system and government.