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ANNOUNCEMENT

ORDER FOR MAGISTRATE COURTROOM PROCEDURES FOR AUGUST 2021

Please read the COVID-19 UPDATE Magistrate Courts policy,  procedures and hours have changed due the COVID 19 pandemic.

Read Full Order for August 2021: Download PDF

Read Full Document: COVID19 Update

Read Full Document: Notice on CARES Act Eviction Moratorium

Read Full Document: CDC Eviction Order


Please Read: Magistrate Court Video Conferencing Policy and Procedure

ANNOUNCEMENT:

** You may be screened for a fever and COVID-19 symptoms. You may be required to wear a face covering. All filling fees must be in the form of a check or money order. Please be advise all court dates for July 2021 will be in person and staggered to maintain social distancing.** 


Notice To Landlords and Tenants:

You may be able to apply for rental assistance. For additional information log onto:

https://georgiarentalassistance.ga.gov/

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ERAP)

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ERAP)

  • Are you late on your rent this month?
  • Have you missed a rent payment?
  • Do you need help with a security deposit?
  • Are you having trouble paying your utilities (Electric, Water, Gas, Internet)?

You may be eligible for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. It takes about 10 minutes to complete the application and you may be eligible to receive the help you need!

Individuals and families that have experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19 may be eligible.

Visit HenryERAP.org to LEARN MORE
ANNOUNCEMENT:

ATTENTION TENANTS AND LANDLORDS:

DECLARATION UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY FOR THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION’S TEMPORARY HALT IN EVICTIONS TO PREVENT FURTHER SPREAD OF COVID-19

Download Full Order Extended through the end of July, 2021.


TENANTS: As a tenant facing eviction, you may have certain rights in regards to the current pandemic and the payment of your rent. Please visit www.cdc.gov or www.whitehouse.gov to determine if recently enacted rules and regulations apply to your particular case. If you have further questions please seek legal advice from an attorney. Please visit HenryERAP.org to see if you might be eligible for the Emergency Rental Assitance Program.

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Henry County Magistrate Court

Address: (Driving) One Judicial Center, (Mailing) 44 John Frank Ward Blvd., Suite 260, McDonough, GA 30253
E-Mail Magistrate Court
Tel: (770) 288-7700 / TTY: (770) 288-6818 / Fax: (770) 288-7722
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm (New filings or payments accepted from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
*A Magistrate Court Judge is on call 24 hours, 7 days a week for emergencies.  
Docket Search has been disabled by Tech Services for the time being. There is no date for this feature to be reinstated at this time. Please contact the specific court for further help.

eFiling

The Henry County Magistrate Court's jurisdiction covers the following:

  • Civil Claims $15,000 or less
  • Dispossessories (Landlord Tennant)
  • Garnishments
  • Foreclosures
  • Issuance of Criminal Arrest Warrants
  • Hearings for Probable Cause and Commitment Hearings on Arrest Warrants
  • Prosecution of Misdemeanor Deposit Account Fraud (Bad Checks)
  • Prosecution of County Ordinance Violations

Forms:

Please Note: These forms are copies that the Clerk’s Office makes available at no charge to plaintiffs filing with the Magistrate Court. The use of these forms aids in the efficient processing of the paperwork. If you print the forms for use, please make sure that you submit an original and enough copies for service as well as copies that can be returned to you for your safekeeping. Remember to have your claim forms notarized where indicated on the form.

Magistrate Court Daily Calendars

Magistrate Court will be conducting hearings via Webex. We are providing the following links with tips on using Webex before your hearing. If you are assigned a hearing via Webex the calendar link will also be provided here for each date.

YouTube Webex Tutorial: https://youtu.be/CMuc8Pu7zTg

YouTube Webex Tutorial: https://youtu.be/60lX_A3Inqo

Webex Homepage - Test your computer: www.webex.com


To view the Magistrate Court please visit: Calendars

Filing Fees 

CIVIL

  • 1 Defendent - $106.50
    2 Defendent - $108.50 (at same address) Add $2.00 additional for each def at same address
  • Add $50.00 for each additional address in Henry Co
  • AMENDENTS - $50.00 in Henry Co
  • RE-SERVICE - $50.00 in Henry Co
  • TRANSFER - Pltf contacts new Co for svc fee – our portion $22.00

DISPOSSESSORY

  • 1 DEFENDANT   -  $80.50
  • 2 DEFENDANTS  - $82.50
  • RESERVE - $25.00
  • TRANSFER - Pltf contacts new Co for svc fee – our portion $17.00

GARNISHMENT - $106.50

  • RE-SERVICE $50.00 in Henry Co
  • Federal Garnishments -$51.50 plus certified mail fee

PERSONAL PROPERTY FORECLOSURE

  • 1 DEFENDANT  -  $106.50
  • 2 DEFENDANTS - $108.50

ABANDON MOTOR VECHICLE -  $10.00

INTERROGATORIES

  • DISPO OR CIVIL - $10.00 PER DEFENDANT
  • BY SHERIFF SERVICE - $50 ADDITIONAL PER DEF

WARRANTS  -  $20.00

WRIT - $25.00

FIFA - $29.00
FIFA SATISFACTION - $25.00 ($2.00 for cross-reference)

Subpoenas for trial

  • Certified Mail - $10.00
  • Sheriff Service - $10.00
  • Requester can hand deliver
  • Can mail blank forms to requester if they will deliver

CERTIFIED COPY - $3.50
REGULAR COPY  - $.50

DEKALB CO AND FULTON CO MARSHALL SERVICE FEE $25.00 FOR NEW CASES (Transfers)
DEKALB CO SHERIFF SERVICE FEE $25.00
DEKALB/CLAYTON CO MAGISTRATE COURT DOES NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS
FULTON CO MARSHALL SERVICE FEE $20.00 (for cases still in our court but needing svc or resvc)

 

Henry County Magistrate Court Calendars

Magistrate Court Daily Calendars

Magistrate Court will be conducting hearings via Webex. We are providing the following links with tips on using Webex before your hearing. If you are assigned a hearing via Webex the calendar link will also be provided here for each date.

YouTube Webex Tutorial: https://youtu.be/CMuc8Pu7zTg

YouTube Webex Tutorial: https://youtu.be/60lX_A3Inqo

Webex Homepage - Test your computer: www.webex.com

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