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.
SCHEDULE OF COSTS:
Filing Fee – 1 Defendant $103.50 / 2 Defendants $153.50 (Filing Fee is $103.50 for a defendant and $50.00 for each additional Defendant)
Sheriff’s Service $50.00
Service of Writ $50.00
Transfer of Civil Case $50.00
Issuing FiFa $9.00
Copies 1.00 per page
Appeal to State or Superior Court $212.50
Chief Magistrate Judge
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