COVID-19 COURT RULES

Hearings are now being held at the discretion of the Court. However, on June 12, 2020, Chief Justice Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court extended the Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency through July 14th, 2020.  This may impact the issuance of Judgments and Writs of Possession at this time.

FOR A FULL LIST OF COURT RULES, PLEASE CLICK HERE:
http://putnamcountymagistrate.com/coronavirus-court-update/

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

Dispossessories/Evictions

As a tenant facing eviction, you may have certain rights in regards to COVID-19 and the payment of your rent.  Please visit www.cdc.gov or www.whitehouse.gov to determine if recently enacted rules and regulations apply to your particular case.  If you have questions, please seek legal advice from a lawyer.

Apply for legal assistance at www.glsp.org or call at 833-GLSP-LAW.

Email: info@putnamcountymagistrate.com

Phone: (706)485-4306

FILING FEES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020.

  • Statement of Claim: $107.00
  • Dispossessory: $82.00
  • Writ of Possession/Foreclosure $107.00
  • Garnishment $107.00
  • Abandoned Vehicle $11.00
  • Abandoned Mobile Home $40.00
  • Fifa $29.00
  • Warrant Application $20.00

Welcome to the Putnam County Georgia Magistrate Court

Chief Magistrate Judge Dorothy J. Adams and the staff of the Putnam County Magistrate Court are pleased to provide this virtual gateway to the court.  Our primary mission is to make your court as convenient and easy to use as possible, and we hope this website will be a useful tool in your quest for information.

Magistrate Court’s jurisdiction includes civil claims of $15,000.00 or less; County Code violations; applications for and issuance of arrest, probation, and search warrants; preliminary hearings; dispossessory writs; continuing garnishments; bank garnishments; distress warrants; bad check cases; and abandoned vehicles.  No jury trials are held in this court.

Court personnel lawfully may not give legal advice, and we encourage litigants with legal questions to seek the services of an attorney at law.

The Georgia Council of Magistrate Court Judges has created a tool to help litigants understand Magistrate Court procedures, and you are encouraged to explore information found on this link: http://www.gamagcouncil.org/

Click here for the Uniform Rules of the Magistrate Court

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