The Magistrate Court is a limited jurisdiction court of Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction that was constitutionally created in 1983. The jurisdiction is found in O.C.G.A. 15-10-2, Georgia Code, and the Uniform Rules of the Magistrate Court. The Courts purpose, mission and goal is to provide the citizens of Crawford County a high degree of judicial professionalism by providing a systematic, efficient and accurate court system, where all citizens and litigants of the county can expect a fair and impartial treatment with all aspects of the court and in a timely manner.
The Civil jurisdiction includes the trial and adjudication of civil disputes of 15,000 or less. The cases consist of civil suits, garnishments, evictions (landlord-tenant), foreclosures of personal property/ rental property, trovers, post-judgment interrogatories and abandonment of motor vehicles. The Magistrate Court does not hold jury trials and is not a court of record.
The Criminal Jurisdiction includes issuing arrest warrants and search warrants, conducts pre-warrant hearings, first appearance hearings, bond hearings and preliminary hearings. The Court presides over and conducts trials for county ordinance violations, animal control violations and misdemeanor violations on bad check/deposit account fraud.
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Filing fee: $106.00 plus $50.00 for any additional Defendant(s)
Filing Fee: $106.00 plus $50.00 for any additional Defendant(s)
Filing Fee: $106.00 plus $50.00 for any additional Defendant(s). You can view a Landlord-Tenant handbook at: www.dca.ga.gov
Filing Fee: $106.00 - Expires after 195th day from date of service, you will be required to re-file in order to continue to garnish debtor's wages. You can view a handbook at: www.garnishment book.com
Filing Fee: $106.00
Filing Fee: $10.00
Filing Fee: $4.00 for Magistrate Court and $25.00 for Superior Court
Filing Fee: $20.00 per check $50.00 for any service outside out the county.
Filing Fee: $20.00 if you are requesting personal service and additional $50.00 service fee is required
Filing Fee: 102.00 and any additional defendant(s) 50.00 plus a $20.00 convenience charge at www.ncourt.com
There is also a Magistrate Courts Free Forms Generator: This program is provided free by the Council of Magistrate Court Judges for public use and print form. The program guides the user by questions and providing background information and definition. At the end, the user may print off a form to bring to Magistrate Court and file. The link to the form generator is www.georgiamagistratecouncil.com