Magistrate Court

Putnam County


      Chief Magistrate Ellen I. Pierce and the staff of the Putnam County Magistrate Court are pleased to provide this virtual gateway to the court so that individuals like you, as well as attorneys, may make use of the many services available.

Magistrate Court's jurisdiction encompasses civil claims of $15,000.00 or less, county ordinance violations, applications for and issuance of arrest and search warrants, preliminary hearings, dispossessory writs, continuing garnishments, bank garnishments and distress warrants are some of the actions handled by this court.  No jury trials are held in this court. Appeals from decisions in landlord-tenant & claims are made to the Superior Court. This Court does not give legal advice.

You are our customer, and it is our primary mission to make your court as convenient and easy to use as possible. 

           The Georgia Council of Magistrate Court Judges has created a tool for self -represented litigants to undestand the Magistrate Court process. You are encouraged to explore in the                

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