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Clerk of Court:
Chanae Q. Clemons

Harold R. Banke Justice Center
9151 Tara Boulevard
Room 1CL25
Jonesboro, GA 30236-4912

Phone: (770) 477-3395

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Overview of Magistrate Court

Chanae Q. Clemons, Clerk
9151 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, Georgia 30236-4912

The Clayton County Judicial Circuit boundaries are the same as the boundaries of Clayton County. This circuit serves more than 297,000 people.

Magistrate Court’s jurisdiction encompasses civil claims of $15,000 or less, which includes various civil actions, garnishments, foreclosures of personal property, and abandoned motor vehicles. In addition, county ordinance violations, applications for and issuance of arrest and search warrants, preliminary hearings, dispossessory writs, writs and distress warrants are handled in the Magistrate Court. No jury trials are held in this court. Appeals from this court are made to the Superior and State Courts.

Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. excluding holidays. Click here for a listing of county observed holidays.