8:00am – 5:00pm Monday thru Friday (Closed Saturday and Sunday)
Walton County Government Building
303 South Hammond Drive
Monroe, Georgia 30655
Main Number: 770-267-1349 (automated attendant)
Push #1 for General Information
Push #2 for Criminal Matters
Push #3 for Civil Matters
Fax Number: 770-266-1512
A Magistrate Judge is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Magistrate Court hears civil and criminal cases. No jury trials are held in the Magistrate Court. All appeals are transferred to the Superior Court. It is the duty of the Magistrate Court to provide an accessible court system to a citizen who may not be that familiar with the judicial system of Georgia. The process is much simpler, less complex and oftentimes quicker when it comes to having cases resolved than in other courts. In the Magistrate Court it is not mandatory that you have an attorney for the presentation or defense of your case. Pro Se litigants (persons representing themselves) can present or defend their case, whether it be civil or criminal in nature. If a matter you are involved in seems to necessitate an attorney, you are the person who has to make that decision. No Magistrate Court personnel can provide legal advice in any manner to a person utilizing this Court.
- 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.