Commission Office
201 North Main St.
Sylvester, GA  31791
P: (229) 776-8200
Fax: (229) 776-8232

Courthouse. Photo by John Trainor.

Magistrate Court

MAGISTRATE COURT EXISTS TO SERVE THE FOLLOWING FUNCTIONS:

  • Conduct probable cause hearings and issue criminal warrants
  • File and conduct hearings concerning civil law suits for amounts of $15,000 and under.
  • Issue FiFa’s and Garnishments in civil cases that have been adjudicated.
  • Conduct hearings for Trover actions to retrieve property.
  • Perform marriage ceremonies.

SCHEDULE OF COSTS:

A dismissal fee of $50 for misdemeanor warrants and $100 for felony warrants SHALL be paid before any warrant is dismissed by Magistrate Court. Such dismissal shall be granted only prior to the arrest of a defendant.

  • Filing Fee – 1 Defendant
    • 2 Defendent
  • Garnishments/Dispossessory
  • Service of Writ
  • Transfer of Civil Case
  • Issuing and Filing a Fi.Fa.
  • Subpoena

Appeal to State or Superior Court

  • $103.50
    • $153.50
  • $103.50
  • $50.00
  • $50.00
  • $9.00
  • $10.00
  • $207.50

Magistrate Judge - Tony StrenthTony Strenth
Chief Magistrate Judge

Magistrate Court
201 North Main Street Room 21
Courthouse – Sylvester, Georgia  31791
Phone: (229) 776-8210
Fax: (229) 776-8245
Office Hours: 9AM-5PM Mon.-Fri.
Located on the 2nd floor of the
Worth County Courthouse.


Michael Carter

Michael Carter
Magistrate