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About Magistrate Court

The Magistrate Court plays an important role for the people of Fulton County. The court provides assistance to individuals in civil and criminal actions. An attorney is not required in this court, which makes the Magistrate Court affordable for everyone in Fulton County. No jury trials are held in this court. Appeals from decisions in landlord, tenant and civil cases are made to the Superior and State courts.

Magistrate Court's jurisdiction includes civil claims of $15,000.00 or less, dispossessory proceedings (landlord/tenant), county ordinance violations, applications for and the issuance of arrest and/or search warrants, first appearance and preliminary hearings. The Fulton County Magistrates also provide judicial assistance as requested by the Superior and State Courts.

 

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