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Magistrate Court

The Magistrate Court has jurisdiction over the following matters: the hearing of applications for and the issuance of arrest and search warrants; issuance of warrants and related proceedings relating to bonds for good behavior and bonds to keep the peace; the holding of courts of inquiry; the trial of charges of violations of county ordinances; the trial of civil claims, including garnishment and attachment, in which exclusive jurisdiction is not vested in the Superior Courts and the amount demanded or the value of the property claimed does not exceed $15,000; the issuance of summons, trial of issues, and issuance of writs and judgments in dispossessory proceedings and distress warrant proceedings; the punishment of contempt by fine not exceeding $200 or by imprisonment not exceeding ten days or both; the administration of any oath which is not required to be administered by some other officer; the granting of bail in all cases where the granting officer; of bail is not exclusively committed to some other court or officer; the issuing of subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses in the Magistrate Court; and such additional or other matters as are committed to their jurisdiction by other general laws.  

Hon. Vivian L. Cummings
Chief Magistrate

Magistrate Rita F. Hopson

Magistrate Judge

Magistrate Carolyn W. Ingram
Magistrate Judge
Magistrate Faye S. Green
Magistrate Judge

Magistrate Rosa E. Smith
Magistrate Clerk  

P.O. Box 201
Irwinton, GA 31042
Phone: 478-946-2222
Fax: 478-946-3810

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Except County Holidays

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