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Magistrate Court

Office Staff:
Melvin D. Simmons, Chief Magistrate Judge
Crystal A. Exum, Magistrate Judge
Daphine Head, Deputy Clerk

Office Address:
1000 County Farm Road
Adel, Georgia 31620
Office (229) 896-3151
Fax (229) 896-5186

Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

We offer Online Filing
Some of the services that we provide to the public include: CRIMINAL: Filing of Probable Cause hearings, Deposit Account Fraud Warrants, County Ordinance Violations, issuance of criminal arrest warrants. CIVIL: Statement of Claim, Garnishments, Trover, Dispossessory, Personal Property Foreclosure, Abandoned Motor Vehicle, and Interrogatories.

If you have been unable to resolve a dispute with a person or a business, you may take your problem to the Magistrate Court. Magistrate Court is an informal court that handles money claims of $15,000 or less. This court offers a quick and inexpensive process for complaint resolution. You may file a claim in Magistrate Court in your own name without an attorney, or you may hire an attorney at your expense. Magistrate Court cases are heard and decided by a judge without a jury. In some counties, mediation is recommended or required before a judge will hear the case.

THIS OFFICE IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE TO ANYONE, IF YOU ARE IN THE NEED OF LEGAL ADVICE PLEASE CONSIDER CONSULTING AN ATTORNEY.

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