Magistrate Court

Putnam County

 

 

Regular business hours are Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The Court address is Room 306, 100 S. Jefferson Ave., Eatonton, Ga.31024 Our office is located in the East Wing on the 3rd floor.  The phone number is (706)485-4306. Our office will be glad to mail you copies of forms for you to complete and send to be filed.  The filing fee for one party to be served is $94.00.  There is a $50.00 fee for each additional party or to be served at a different address.  Please call (706)485-4306 to have forms mailed to you. The office fax number is:(706) 484-1814 or email our office at www.info@putnamcountymagistrate.com
 
 
Our office will be glad to perform weddings at the courthouse, between regular business hours free of charge.  Please call to confirm that a judge will be available, and have your marriage license with you. Weddings after hours or on weekends are at the discretion of the judges.

Bond hearings are held at the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, located at 101 Ridley Dr., Eatonton, Ga.  Monday at 3:00 P.M., Wednesday at 3:00 P.M. and Friday at 10:00 A.M. Bail may be set if the setting of bail is not reserved to a judge of another court.  Special conditions may also be set, depending on charges at the discretion of the judge.

Bad check warrants are processed after the proper steps have been made to collect.  There is a $10.00 warrant fee, a $30.00 returned check charge will be collected.  Returned checks less than $1500.00 are prosecuted in State Court as a misdemeanor charge, returned checks drawn on out of state banks or for over $1500.00 are prosecuted in Superior Court as felony charges.

 

Civil hearings are generally held each Wednesday. While most civil cases are handled Pro Se, which denotes a person who represents themselves in court, you may have an attorney represent your case.

Please take a moment to review the steps clearly outlined on a site created for the public to familarize themselves  with how to handle a case in our Court. visit :  

for a step by step outline of what to expect in Magistrate Court click on this link       http://www.gamagcouncil.org/

 

 

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