Magistrate Court

Court Information

Judicial Center

The Newton County Magistrate Court’s jurisdiction covers the following:

> Civil Claims up to $15,000
> Dispossessories (Landlord/Tenant)
> Garnishments
> Foreclosures
> Issuance of Criminal Arrest Warrants
> Commitment Hearings
> Prosecution of Misdemeanor Deposit Account Fraud (Bad Checks)
> Prosecution of County Ordinance Violations


Georgia Magistrate Council
> Forms
> Video Tutorials


State of Georgia Rental Assistance Program

Courtroom and Office Locations: 

Newton County Judicial Center
1132 Usher Street
Covington, Georgia 30014

  • Juvenile Court – 1st Floor
  • Probate Court – 1st Floor
  • Magistrate Court – 1st Floor
  • Superior Courts and Judges’ Chambers – 2nd Floor
  • Law Library – 2nd Floor
  • District Attorney’s Office – 3rd Floor
  • Clerk of Superior Courts – 3rd Floor

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday


Courtroom Conduct

pdf Basic Rules of Court Conduct

  • Proper dress required
  • Shoes required
  • Children must behave
  • Absolutely NO cellular phones or pagers
  • No hats, shorts, skorts, mini skirts, tanktops, tubetops or undershirts allowed in courtroom
  • No loud talking
  • No profanity

No pocketknives, sharp objects or weapons (including chemical/defense sprays) of any kind are allowed in the courthouse.