Magistrate Court

Magistrate court information page

91 Albany Ave

P.O. Box 6

Danielsville, GA 30633

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 

8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 706-795-6375

Fax:      706-795-2222


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

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

Our office is now accepting Visa & Mastercard payments and e-filing at 

**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. ***

The Magistrate Court has Criminal and Civil Jurisdictions 

Staff & Contact Information 

Chief Magistrate Judge - David Patton

Senior Assoc. Judge & Deputy Clerk - Pepper Thompson 

Phone: 706-795-6377


Assoc. Judge & Deputy Clerk - Cheryl Gussler 

Phone: 706-795-6374


Chief Magistrate Clerk - Kelly Caldwell 

Phone: 706-795-6376


Deputy Clerk - Carol Graham

Phone: 706-795-6375


  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.

Fee Schedule (Includes Sheriff Service Fee) 

**"All Others" is considered an additional defendant**

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

Court Schedule 

Second Tuesday of the Month - Misdemeanor 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 up an appointment. 

If you need help with traffic citations, please call Probate Court 706-795-6365  

Information Sheets and Filing Forms 

Abandoned Vehicles 

Miscellaneous Forms