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Judicial

Magistrate Court

132 East Solomon Street
Griffin, Georgia 30223

Hours:  
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday 
(Excluding Holidays)

Civil Division

Phone:
(770) 467-4321

Fax:
(770) 467-0081

Criminal Division

Phone:
(770) 467-4320

Fax:
(770) 467-0081

Magistrate Judges

Judge Rita L. Cavanaugh
Chief Magistrate Judge

Associate Judges:
Judge Don Taliaferro
Judge Sam Parks
Judge Brennan T. MacDowell

What Magistrate Court Covers

  • Civil Claims (15,000 or less)
  • Dispossessories (No Limit)
  • Garnishments
  • Personal Property Foreclosures
  • Abandoned Motor Vehicles
  • Issuance of Criminal Warrants & 
    Search Warrants
  • Misdemeanor Deposit Account Fraud
  • County Ordinance Violations

Warrant Applications & Pre-Warrant Hearings
This is for an individual, other than a law enforcement officer, seeking a warrant for someone.

Basic forms needed for filing in Magistrate Court can be obtained from www.georgiamagistratecouncil.com. These are generic forms and are accepted by Spalding County Magistrate Court.

Important Links

CERTIFICATE IN SUPPORT OF DEFAULT JUDGMENT

DISPOSESSORY-WRIT OF POSSESSION

Dispossessory Affidavit

Statement Of Claim