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Magistrate Court

The Clayton County Magistrate Court is the fourth busiest magistrate court in the State of Georgia. The court handles over 33,000 cases per year with four full-time judges, four part-time judges and three full-time support personnel.

Magistrate court jurisdiction includes: civil disputes involving $15,000.00 or less, certain misdemeanor criminal offenses, landlord/tenant disputes, county ordinance violations, preliminary hearings in felony and misdemeanor criminal cases and the consideration and issuance of arrest warrants and search warrants.

The Clayton County Magistrate Court also serves in an assisting role to the Superior Court of Clayton County by handling Family Violence Protective Order Petitions and conducting bond hearings in certain felony cases.

Chief Judge
Wanda L. Dallas

Presiding Magistrate Judge
Richard C. Brown

Associate Judge

Robert F. Dolph, Associate Judge
Robert F. Dolph

Associate Magistrate Judge
Tammi Hayward

Dionne Dixon, Chief of Staff to Chief Judge Wanda L. Dallas

Latasha Myers, Judicial Assistant to Chief Judge Wanda L. Dallas

LaKesha Tann, Administrative Assistant to Chief Judge Wanda L. Dallas

Courtney Walker, Judicial Assistant to Judge Richard C. Brown

Valencia Terrell, Judicial Assistant to Judge Tammi L. Hayward



9151 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236

The Front Doors entering the Atrium at the Harold R. Banke Justice Complex will only be open for entry to the public from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding County Holidays


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