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Harold R. Banke Justice Center

9151 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro, GA 30236

Youth Development and Justice Center
9163 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro, GA 30236

Annex Building 3
121 South McDonough Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236

 

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Superior Court
 - Located in the Harold R. Banke Justice Center
The Superior Court of the Clayton Judicial Circuit is a trial court of general jurisdiction which has exclusive constitutional authority over cases involving title to land; divorce; equity; declaratory judgment; habeas corpus; mandamus; quo warrant to and prohibition; adoptions; and felony cases prosecuted by the District Attorney's office.

State Court - Located in the Harold R. Banke Justice Center
The State Court of the Clayton Judicial Circuit is a trial court with limited jurisdiction covering misdemeanor and traffic violations, prosecuted by the Office of the Solicitor General, and all civil actions, regardless of the amount, unless the Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction.

Magistrate Court - Located in the Harold R. Banke Justice Center
The Magistrate Court of Clayton County has jurisdiction over civil disputes involving $15,000 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.

Probate Court - Located in the Annex 3 Building
The Probate Court of Clayton County exercises exclusive, original jurisdiction in the probate of wills, administration of estates, appointment of guardians and involuntary hospitalization of incapacitated adults and other individuals.

Juvenile Court - Located in the Harold R. Banke Justice Center
The purpose of the Juvenile Court of Clayton County is to protect the well-being of children, provide guidance and control conducive to child welfare and the best interests of the state, and secure care for children removed from their homes.