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UPCOMING EVENTS

June 27
BOC Meeting
July 5
Planning & Zoning Board Meeting
July 11
BOC Meeting
July 14
Madison County Comp Plan Meeting
July 14
Board of Assessors Meeting
July 19
Planning & Zoning Board Meeting
July 25
BOC Meeting
July 26
Madison County Comp Plan Meeting
Welcome to the Official Madison County Georgia Government Web Site
Magistrate Court

Telephone: 706-795-6375
Fax: 706-795-2222
Map & Directions
Email: Mcmagistrate@madisonco.us

About Us:
              P.O. Box 6 (mailing)      91 Albany Avenue (physical)         Danielsville, GA 30633
 
          Our office is now accepting VISA & Mastercard and efiling at www.efilegeorgia.com  if the link doesn't work, then Google efilegeorgia and follow the promps.
 
**Please be very careful when e-filing your case. Once cases are filed, they are Non-refundable. Madison Georgia is NOT Madison County!  You e-file your case to the county where the Defendant lives.
 
 Note: If you need help with traffic citations, please call Probate Court 706-795-6365 
    
David Patton, Magistrate Judge 
Pepper Thompson, Assoc. Judge & Deputy Clerk
Kelly Caldwell, Chief Magistrate Clerk
Cheryl Gussler, Assoc. Judge & Deputy Clerk                                                                                            
                

 

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Madison County Magistrate Court Department page. 
 

 

The Magistrate Court has criminal and civil jurisdictions. The criminal responsibilities include issuing arrest warrants as well as good behavior bonds, conducting first appearance, bond, extradition, committal, and warrant applications hearing, presiding over and conducting trials for county ordinance violations and misdemeanor bad checks along with certain other misdemeanors as specified by statute.

 

The civil jurisdiction includes the trial and adjudication of civil claims of $15,000 or less, dispossessory (eviction) proceedings ($15,000 limitation does not apply to dispossessory action), garnishments and personal property foreclosures. 
 
            

 

This department page is designed to provide information, procedure, and forms to aid in matters governed by Magistrate Court.

 

 
            Please be advised that it is illegal and improper for the clerks and/or the judge to dispense legal advise. Should you need legal advise, please contact an attorney of your choice.
           Court personnel must remain impartial by law, therefore we ask that you do not discuss your personal circumstances with the clerks.
            We are here to assist you with the proper filing procedure for your case.
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                                    2022 Fee Schedule   (includes Sheriff Service fee)
 
                                             Statement of Claim           (one defendant)                           $104.00
                                             Dispossessory                   (one defendant)                           $104.00
                                             Garnishment                                                                         $104.00
                                             Foreclosure                                                                           $104.00
                                             Abandoned Vehicle                    $18.00 or $25.00 (with lien holder)
                                             Interrogatory                                                                         $10.00
                                             FiFa  ($5.00 to Magistrate Court & $25.00 to Superior Court)= $30.00
                                             Warrant Application (i.e.) Pre-Warrant                                 $20.00
                                             Bad Check/Deposit Account Fraud  Warrant                        $20.00
                                             Sheriff's Re-Service                                                               $50.00
                                             **Each Additional Defendant                                               $50.00
                                                  **"All Others" is considered an additional defendant**     
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Court Schedule: 
Office Hours -  8:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

Filing of cases and/or answers must be received by 4:30 pm or will be file stamped for the next business day.

 

Second Tuesday of the Month - Misd. Citation Hearings - 9:00 am
Third Tuesday of the Month - County Ordinance Violations - 9:00 am
 
Mediated Hearings are scheduled by ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) and are usually set for the last Thursday of each month.  Please contact their office for additional information . 706-613-3210.

Cancellations and Request for Continuance must be received no less than 24 hours prior to your court date.

Should you desire to speak to Judge Patton personally, we require you call and set an appointment.

 

 

Information Sheets and Filing Forms:

 

 

 
      Statement of Claim Forms                                                                                   
    Dispossessory Forms
   Garnishment
  Abandoned Vehicles     (also check with the Tax Commissioner's Office for further information)
   Bad Checks
   Miscellanous Forms
Foreclosure of Personal Property

 

 

 

 

 





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