Magistrate Court

  1. Please see the executed and filed order linked below extending our circuit-wide judicial emergency from Chief Superior Court Judge Kathlene F. Gosselin. This order will remain in effect until May 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM, unless otherwise extended, rescinded, or superseded to comport with the statewide declaration.

    While the Hall and Dawson County courthouses both remain open at this time, you’re encouraged to conduct business over the phone and make an appointment before visiting. Please review our Hours of Operation and Contact Information. Prior to visiting either courthouse, however, please review the Amended Order Mandating Temporary Security Measures.

    Hall County Order Extending Judicial Emergency

    Hall County Amended Order Mandating Temporary Security Measures

    Monday, May 4, 2020

    Hall County Amended Order Extending Judicial Emergency

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (Melton)

    Monday, April 6, 2020

    Hall County Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency

    Thursday, April 2, 2020

    Emergency Order Mandating Temporary Security Measures

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Hours of Operation and Contact Information

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    Updated COVID-19 Response Memorandum

    Order Declaring Statewide Judicial Emergency (Melton)

    Monday, March 16, 2020

    For additional information, please visit our website at

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

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