Magistrate Court

  1. Please see the following executed and filed order linked below from Chief Superior Court Judge Kathlene F. Gosselin about Temporary Safety Measures Regarding Operations For All Classes of Court. This order will remain in effect until Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM, unless otherwise extended, rescinded, amended, or superseded.

    Order for Temporary Safety Measures Regarding Operations For All Classes of Court

    Monday, August 30, 2021


    Please see the following press release linked below from Court Administrator Jason Stephenson.

    Press Release - Northeastern Judicial Circuit Exits Local Emergency

    Friday, June 11, 2021


    Fifteenth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (Melton)

    Monday, June 7, 2021


    Notice of Expected Termination of Statewide Judicial Emergency on June 30, 2021 (Melton)

    Monday, June 7, 2021

    For additional information, please visit our website at https://www.nejc.org.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield signed a declaration determining that the evictions of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

For more information on the order, please visit:

Federal Register Notice: Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

This Order is effective September 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

About the Court

The Magistrate Court conducts hearings and trials in criminal cases, civil actions, and ordinance violations for:

  • Clermont
  • Flowery Branch
  • Hall County
  • Lake Lanier Islands

The Magistrate Court also hears applications for arrest and search warrants. The court hears more than 18,000 civil and criminal matters annually.

Magistrate Court Forms & Fees

Bad Checks

Garnishments

Online Filing

Claims and Landlord / Tenant.
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