Jones County Magistrate Court

 Judge Mike Greene,
Chief Magistrate Judge
Lewis J.Patterson,
Magistrate Judge
Ricky Lyster,
Part-time Magistrate Judge


Staff
Selena Scott,
Clerk of Court
Amanda Leslie,
Deputy Clerk

Court Hearings

**All court hearings are held on Wednesday’s @ 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise specified.**

Contact Us

Physical Address:
110 South Jefferson Street
Gray, Georgia 31032
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 88
Gray, Georgia 31032

Telephone: (478) 986-5113
Fax: (478) 986-6536

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Except for Holidays)

**we do not close for lunch**

Georgia Magistrate Council

Click Image for Magistrate Courts Forms

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Jones County Magistrate Court website.

We hope you find it helpful and informative. Should you need additional information or assistance please contact us by calling (478) 986-5113 or by fax @ (478) 986-6536.

Services

Civil– Statement of Claims (small claims up to $15,000), Dispossessory (evictions), Garnishments, Foreclosure of Personal Property, Abandoned Motor Vehicles, Interrogatories, and Marriage ceremonies.

Criminal– Arrest Warrants, Pre-warrant Applications, Deposit account fraud (bad checks), Committal Hearings, First Appearance hearings (held Mon, Wed, & Fri after 5 p.m. @ the Jones County Sheriff’s Office), and County ordinances.

 

Legal Advice

If you plan to file a claim in the Magistrate Court or a claim has been filed against you, please be advised that neither the Judge nor the clerks can provide legal advice. Not only is it unethical and improper for the Judge or clerk to give either party legal advice, it is also illegal. If you have legal questions concerning your case, please consult the attorney of your choice.

Frequently Used Numbers

Government Center – (478) 986-6405
District Attorney’s Office – (478) 986-3166
Public Defender’s Office – (478) 986-6185
State Probation – (478) 986-6611
Georgia Probation Mgmt. – (478) 986-0044
Superior Court – (478) 986-6671
Probate Court – (478) 986-6668
Sheriff’s Department-  (478) 986-3489
Municipal Court – (478) 986-5431
Gray Police Department – (478) 986-5554

Filling Fees

  • STATEMENT OF CLAIM: $97.00 (INCLUDES ONE SERVICE)(ADDITIONAL SERVICE $50.00 per defendant)
  • DISPOSSESSORY: $72.00 (INCLUDES ONE SERVICE)(ADDITIONAL SERVICE $25.00 per defendant)
  • GARNISHMENT: $97.00 (INCLUDES SERVICE OF GARNISHEE)
  • FORECLOSURE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: $97.00 (ADDITIONAL SERVICE $50.00)
  • FIFA: $9.00
  • INTERROGATORES: CONTACT CLERK OF COURT
  • PRE-WARRANT APPLICATION FEE: $20.00
  • ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLES: $10.00
  • DEPOSIT ACCOUNT FRAUD: $20.00 PER CHECK
  • MARRIAGE CEREMONY: FREE OF CHARGE DURING BUSINESS HOURS

(PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE AN OFFSITE CEREMONY)

Contact Us

Jones County, Georgia
P.O. Box 1359
Gray, Georgia 31032-1359
Office: (478) 986-6405
Fax: (478) 986-6462

Community Citizen Enrollment

 

 

News Archive

Back to Top