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Henry County Magistrate Court

Address: One Judicial Center, Suite 260, McDonough, GA 30253
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.  
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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.

Filing Fees 

CIVIL

  • 1 Defendent - $101.50
    2 Defendent - $103.50 (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   -  $75.50
  • 2 DEFENDANTS  - $77.50
  • RESERVE - $25.00
  • TRANSFER - Pltf contacts new Co for svc fee – our portion $17.00

GARNISHMENT - $101.50

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

PERSONAL PROPERTY FORECLOSURE

  • 1 DEFENDANT  -  $101.50
  • 2 DEFENDANTS - $103.50

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 - $9.00
FIFA SATISFACTION - $7.00 ($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)

For electronic filing, please visit this website.

Court Staff & Contacts

Judy Blount
Administrative Assistant
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Robert Godwin
Chief Magistrate Judge
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Velma Greene
Administrative Assistant
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Martin Jones
Magistrate
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Shelly Gardner
Clerk of Court
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Wesley Shannon
Magistrate
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April Blackburn
Chief Deputy Clerk
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