Magistrate Court

Fulton County

Magistrate Court

Magistrate Court

COVID-19 Modifications at Magistrate Court - Updated March 20, 2020

The Magistrate Court of Fulton County and the Fulton County Marshal are coordinating efforts to ensure that all evictions are suspended until the limited Judicial Emergency, declared by Chief Justice Harold Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court, is lifted. All evictions scheduled during the Judicial Emergency are temporarily suspended.  
The Magistrate Court of Fulton County will provide constitutionally required, essential services, specifically applications for search and arrest warrants through electronic interface as well as First Appearance hearings six days a week. 
Absent additional direction from Chief Justice Harold Melton, the landlord-tenant (eviction) calendar along with the other suspended calendars will resume on April 14, 2020, pursuant to the Court’s Amended Order of Business.   

COVID-19 Modifications at Magistrate Court - Updated March 17, 2020

In accordance with the Order Declaring Statewide Judicial Emergency issued by Chief Justice Harold Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court, the Magistrate Court of Fulton County will provide constitutionally-mandated, essential services,  specifically applications for search and arrest warrants through electronic interface as well as First Appearance hearings six days a week.

As the Chief Justice’s Order tolls, suspends and grants relief from statutory time limits in other matters, Chief Magistrate Judge Cassandra Kirk suspends all hearings and services listed below in the Magistrate Court of Fulton County:

• Landlord-Tenant (Evictions)
• Small Claims
• Abandoned Motor Vehicles
• Child Abandonment
• Warrant Applications
• Environmental
• Copy of Charges
• Trover
• Personal Property Foreclosures
• Post-Judgment Hearings
• Misdemeanor Mental Health Compliance
• Weddings

Absent additional direction from the Chief Justice, the landlord-tenant (eviction) calendar along with the other suspended calendars will resume on April 13, 2020, pursuant to the Court’s Amended Order of Business.  All items in relations to the calendars above are postponed until the Judicial Emergency is lifted.

March 17 Magistrate Court update due to COVID-19

March 20 Magistrate Court update due to COVID-19

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.