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Magistrate Court - Habersham County

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Magistrate Court jurisdiction includes civil claims of $15,000 or less; certain minor criminal ... No jury trials are held in Magistrate Court. ... Clarkesville, GA 30523 COVID-19 Information and Updates Magistrate Court jurisdiction includes civil claims of $15,000 or less; certain minor criminal offenses; distress warrants and dispossessory writs; county ordinance violations; deposit account fraud (bad checks); preliminary hearings; and summonses, arrest and search warrants. A Chief Magistrate, who may be assisted by one or more Magistrates, presides over each of Georgia’s 159 Magistrate Courts. Magistrates may grant bail in cases where the setting of bail is not exclusively reserved to a Judge of another court. No jury trials are held in Magistrate Court. If a defendant submits a written request for a jury trial, cases may be removed to Superior or State Court. The Chief Magistrate of each county assigns cases, sets court sessions, appoints other Magistrates (with the consent of the Superior Court Judges) and sets policy for the Magistrate Court. The number of Magistrates in addition to the chief is usually set by majority vote of the county’s Superior Court Judges. Most Chief Magistrates are elected in partisan, county-wide elections to four-year terms. The Chief Magistrate may be appointed if so provided by local legislation. Terms for other Magistrate Judges run concurrently with that of the Chief Magistrate who appointed them. To qualify as a Magistrate, an individual must reside in the county for at least one year preceding his or her term of office, be 25 years of age, and have a high school diploma or its equivalent. A Magistrate Court Judge may also serve as a Judge of another limited jurisdiction court in the same county.



Court System

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City Court handles traffic citations in Clarksville and violations of city ordinances. Cases are heard by City Judge Charles W. Smith at 106 Public Square. The Montgomery County Courts Center houses the Juvenile, General Sessions, Chancery, Circuit courts and the Circuit Court Clerk. The Courts Center is open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Juvenile Court - (931) 648-5766 Four judges preside over the Juvenile court system in Montgomery County; Ken Goble, Jr., Wayne Shelton, Ray Grimes, and Tim Barnes. Juvenile proceedings are conducted on the second floor of the Courts Complex. General Sessions Court - (931) 648-5700 Three judges preside over the General Sessions court in Montgomery County; Ken Goble, Jr., Wayne Shelton and Ray Grimes. Four judges are on the bench in Circuit Court for the 19th Judicial district, serving Montgomery and Robertson counties: William R. Goodman, Jill B. Ayers, Ted A. Crozier, Jr, and Ross H. Hicks. Cases are heard at the Montgomery County Courts Center, 2 Millennium Plaza, next to the historic Courthouse. Millennium Plaza encompasses the block bounded by North Second Street, Commerce Street, North 3rd Street and Franklin Street. Click here for map and directions. For information about the Circuit and General sessions Court, call the Circuit Court Clerk's Office at (931) 648-5700. Chancery Court - (931) 648-5703 Chancery Court handles civil cases including but are not limited to contract/debt, real estate, workers' compensation, probate, conservatorship/guardianship, adoption, partition suits, and divorce. The court is presided over by Chancellor Laurence M. McMillan, Jr. He serves as Chancellor for both Montgomery and Robertson Counties. Cases in Montgomery County are heard at the Montgomery County Courts Center, Room 403, 2 Millennium Plaza. For more information about Chancery Court call (931) 648-5703.



Clerk of Superior Court - Habersham County

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The Magistrate Court handles all civil trials involving amounts less than $15,000. The Clerk of Court is charged ... Clarkesville, GA 30523. Phone: 706-839-0300 COVID-19 Information and Updates The Clerk of Superior Court is a constitutional officer elected by the voters of Habersham County to serve a four-year term. The Clerk of Superior Court also serves as Clerk of State Court and Clerk of Magistrate Court. The Superior Court, Georgia's general jurisdiction trial court, has exclusive constitutional authority over felony cases, cases regarding title to land and equity, declaratory judgments, habeas corpus, mandamus, adoptions, name changes, divorces, child custody, and child support enforcement. The clerk is responsible for recording deeds and maintaining the chain of title to all property in the county. In addition, the clerk appoints notary publics and records business and trade names and military discharges. The State Court is a trial court with limited jurisdiction covering misdemeanor and traffic violations and civil actions involving $15,000 or more unless the Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction. The Magistrate Court handles all civil trials involving amounts less than $15,000. The Clerk of Court is charged with the responsibility of attending all court sessions for Superior and State Courts and to file and maintain accurate records of the proceedings.  The Clerk also manages all revenue collections and disbursements for the Superior and State Courts. The office of the Clerk of Court functions as the recorder for the county's records, filing legal records and making most of them available for public inspection. Here are a few of the types of documents that may be found in this office:



Municipal Court | Clarksville, TN

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The Municipal Court Clerk's Office operates under the direction of the City Court Clerk, Ernie Griffith and supports the City Judge, Charles W. Smith. The Clerk's ... Our mission is to efficiently, accurately and professionally handle and process city ordinance violations; to create and sustain customer oriented quality service that provides maximum access to the court and promotes public confidence in the court system. Our vision is to provide those appearing and practicing before the court with a fair, efficient and expeditious means of proceeding with their court business through competent, professional employees and the use of technology as well as other innovative measures. Clarksville Municipal Court, also known as Municipal court has jurisdiction in cases involving violations of city ordinances; such as traffic violations, building and codes violations, and other city ordinance offenses. The Municipal Court Clerk’s Office operates under the direction of the City Court Clerk, Ernie Griffith and supports the City Judge, Charles W Smith. The Clerk’s Office is the keeper of the records for the courts and accepts payments for all violations. Search the available online records. The Clarksville Municipal Court begins each morning session at 8 a.m, Tuesday through Friday. The length of each Court Session is determined by the number of cases scheduled on the docket. There are no sessions scheduled on Mondays for the Clarksville City Court. All inquires concerning a court matter should be directed to the Municipal Court Clerk’s Office and not to the Judge’s Office. The Judge will not speak to you personally about your case before your court date



Clerks - HABERSHAM County

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HABERSHAM COUNTY COURT. 295 Llewellyn Street Suite 110. Clarkesville, GA 30523. 8:00am ... Criminal Division for Superior, State and Magistrate Courts Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority contact 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday Superior, State, Juvenile, Magistrate April K Haygood, (706) 839-0316 Civil Division for Superior, State and Magistrate Courts Criminal Division for Superior, State and Magistrate Courts Traffic Division and Online Citation Payment System Real Estate Deeds and Plat Recordings Uniform Commercial Code (E-filing) Main Phone Line: (706) 839-0300 Board of Equalization: (706) 839-0301 Jury Reporting Information Line: (706) 839-0310 www.peachcourt.com or (844)-GA-EFILE Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority State Required Human Trafficking Notice








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