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NOTICE

Magistrate Court will be closed June 30th - July 10th.

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Beginning May 4th the Magistrate Court Clerk's office will be open from 9:00 AM-4 PM. You may be screened for a fever and COVID-19 symptoms. You will be required to wear a face covering. All fillings fees must be in the form of a check or money order. Please be advised court dates will not be assigned at the window notice will be mailed to parties. Please be sure you provide a phone number and email address on every filling as we will be holding hearings by Webex.

ANNOUNCEMENT:

STANDING ORDER ON JUDICIAL EMERGENCY AND CIVIL PROCEEDINGS

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

Read Full Order Requiring Face Covering (May 15, 2020): Download PDF

Read Full Document: CJ Melton State Judicial Emergency Orders - Extends Emergency Order through July 14, 2020

Read Full Document: COVID19 Update

Read Full Document: Judicial Emergency Standing Order 3

Read Full Document: Notice on CARES Act Eviction Moratorium

Read Full Document: JUDGE AMEROS FLINT CIRCUT FOURTH AMENDED ORDER DECLARING JUDICIAL EMERGENCY

Read Full Document: Magistrate Closed Notice

Read Full Document: AMENDED FLINT CIRCUIT ORDER DECLARING JUDICIAL EMERGENCY JULY 1 2020


Please Read: Magistrate Court Video Conferencing Policy and Procedure

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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.  
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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.

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 - $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 - $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)