Magistrate Court

Chief Magistrate Judge:Genie Miller
Mailing Address:Courthouse Annex
201 Freeman Street, Suite 7
Claxton, Georgia 30417
Phone:(912) 739-3745
Fax:(912) 739-8856
Email:magclerk1@evanscounty.org
Office Hours:8:00am - 5:00pm (M-F)
DEPARTMENT SUMMARY

The Magistrate Court is a limited jurisdiction court that handles civil and criminal cases. The jurisdictional limit for civil cases is $15,000.00 or less. The Court handles filings for civil claims, dispossessory proceedings, garnishments, personal property foreclosures, FIFA’s, abandoned motor vehicles, abandoned mobile homes, county ordinance violations, deposit account fraud and pre-warrant applications. The Magistrate Court also issues arrest warrants.

The Court conducts public hearings for bonds and first appearance matters, pre-warrant applications, and any contested proceeding which falls within the jurisdiction of the Court.

FORMS

Forms and the Forms Generator can be found on the Georgia Magistrate Council website at www.georgiamagistratecouncil.com.  Forms can be printed, completed, and taken or mailed to the Court for filing, or the Forms Generator can be used by completing an interview, printing the forms, and taking or mailing the forms to the Court for filing.  (Any forms printed from this website are not automatically submitted to the Court)

ONLINE FILING WEBSITE

Statement of Claims and Dispossessories can be filed online at the following web address: www.evansmagcourt.com.  Once an online filing is complete, it is automatically submitted to the Court for filing.


Filing Fees for the Evans County Magistrate Court

CIVIL CLAIMS$98.00
EVICTION / DISPOSSESSORY$98.00
PERSONAL PROPERTY FORECLOSURE$98.00
GARNISHMENTS$98.00
TO OPEN DEFAULT$98.00
RE-SERVICE OF A CASE$50.00
INTERROGATORY (only within the Magistrate Court)$10.00 + USPS
INTERROGATORIES (all other courts)$98.00
ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLESCALL THE COURT
ABANDONED MOBILE HOMESCALL THE COURT
FI FA (check made payable to Magistrate Court)$4.00
FI FA (check made payable to Evans Superior Court)$25.00
FI FA SATISFACTION OR CANCELLATION (check made payable to Evans Superior Court)$25.00
TO APPLY FOR A WARRANT APPLICATION$20.00
BAD CHECK WARRANT$20.00
GOOD BEHAVIOR WARRANT$20.00
DROP WARRANT FEE (Felony)$100.00
DROP WARRANT FEE (Misdemeanor)$50.00
APPEALS TO STATE OR SUPERIOR COURT (add $50 for any service)$211.00
 
IMPORTANT: DO NOT DISCUSS YOUR CASE WITH THE JUDGE PRIOR TO OR AT THE TIME OF FILING AS THIS IS IMPROPER AND A VIOLATION OF THE JUDICIAL CODE OF CONDUCT. IT WILL ALSO REMOVE THAT JUDGE FROM HEARING YOUR CASE. PLEASE DO NOT ASK THE CLERKS OR THE JUDGE FOR LEGAL ADVICE AS WE CANNOT PROVIDE YOU WITH LEGAL ADVICE–YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR ATTORNEY FOR LEGAL ADVICE. IF YOU DESIRE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE USAGE OF THE MAGISTRATE COURT PLEASE REFER TO O.C.G.A. 15-10-1 THROUGH 15-10-263 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

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