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Magistrate Court


Judge DallasThe 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, five part-time judges and six full-time support personnel.

Magistrate court jurisdiction includes but is not limited to, 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.

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Justice Center

Chief Magistrate Court Judge:
Wanda L. Dallas
Harold R. Banke Justice Complex
9151 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 477-3444
Fax: (770) 473-5750
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Excluding Holidays

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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