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Chief Magistrate Court Judge:
Keisha Wright Hill

Harold R. Banke Justice Center
9151 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Phone: (770) 477-3444
Fax: (770) 473-5750

For information regarding your case, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (770) 477-3443

Excluding Holidays


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Magistrate Court

Temporary Protection Order

Temporary Protective Orders are now handled by Juvenile Court.  Click Here for more information.

NOTICE: For Attorneys Only

All Attorneys wishing to represent their clients can do so via “Video Conference” for Preliminary Hearings; First Appearance Hearings; or Bond Hearings. You must have the Zoom App downloaded on your particular device (Desktop, Laptop, or Cell Phone). It is required that your device have a microphone and camera to allow you to be adequately involved in the Hearing. Please email your request to:, with your desired email address. You will receive an Invite sent to that email address, via Zoom, that will allow you to click the link to access the Hearings.

Live Stream

Click the Judge’s name below to access the live-stream. Viewers requiring close captioning may enable this feature in YouTube.

Click a Link Below:
Judge Latrevia Kates-Johnson
Judge Charity Bridgewater
First Appearance

Please click on the link for Magistrate Court holiday hours.

The Clayton County Magistrate Court is the fourth busiest magistrate court in the State of Georgia. The court handles over 61,000 cases per year with four full time judgesfive 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 conducting bond hearings in certain felony cases.