NOTICE: Magistrate Court update

NOTICE: Magistrate Court update

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Pursuant to an “order declaring judicial emergency”, signed by Georgia supreme court chief justice Harold D. Melton, magistrate court will only be conducting “essential” court functions, as described in the “order declaring judicial emergency.”

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Civil filings:

This court will accept new filings and answers including “statement of claims”, “dispossessories”, “foreclosures of personal property”, and “garnishments.” however, no hearings will be conducted unless there is an emergency situation. All deadlines and statute of limitations are currently suspended.

Marriage ceremonies:

No marriage ceremonies will be performed while the “judicial emergency” is in effect {March 14- April 14, 2020)

Initial appearance hearings (first appearance hearings):

Initial appearance hearings will be conducted by “tele-conference”

Pre-warrant applications:

Pre-warrant applications will be accepted. However, no hearings will be scheduled while the “judicial emergency” is in effect.

(March 14- April 14, 2020)

Court dates:

All court dates for jones county magistrate court that are currently scheduled are postponed until further notice.

If you have any questions concerning these matters, please feel free to contact Magistrate Court at (478) 986-5113.

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

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