Information

Melanie F. Wilson, Clerk
Sharon C. Bryan, Chief Deputy

The State Court of DeKalb County consists of seven (7) Court Divisions, the Clerk’s office, the Marshal’s Office and a Probation Office. Each Judge is selected in a county wide election and serves a four (4) year term.
Court Divisions
Division – 1 Judge Alvin T. Wong
Division – 2 Judge Stacey K. Hydrick
Division – 3 Judge Wayne M. Purdom
Division – 4 Judge Johnny Panos
Division – 5 Judge Mike Jacobs
Division – 6 Judge Dax E. López
Division – 7 Judge Janis C. Gordon

The Magistrate Court of DeKalb County has a Chief Magistrate who is selected in a county wide election and serves a four (4) year term. The Chief Magistrate appoints all Associate Magistrates.

The Chief Magistrate: Judge Berryl A. Anderson
Location: Suite 1240, DeKalb County Courthouse
556 N. McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030
404-371-4766

Clerk’s Office: Melanie F. Wilson, Clerk
Location: DeKalb County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, Suite 230
556 N. McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Main Phone Number: 404-371-2261
Contact Us via eMail: eMail
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m
Monday through Friday (Except Holidays)
Emergency Broadcast:
In the event there is a need for a broadcast, i.e., inclement weather, we will attempt to air any announcement on WSB-AM 750 radio and WSB-TV Channel 2.

Civil Division

Civil Suits: Room 230, DeKalb County Courthouse
Bookkeeping: Room 250, DeKalb County Courthouse
Garnishments: Room 260, DeKalb County Courthouse
Dispossessory: Room 200, DeKalb County Courthouse
Magistrate Civil: Room 230, DeKalb County Courthouse
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Criminal Division

Misdemeanor: Room 240, DeKalb County Courthouse
Issuance of Criminal Warrants: Magistrate Court Building

Deposit Account Fraud: Applications for citations and warrants should be made at the Clerk’s Office located inside the Magistrate Court Criminal Building between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For further information, please go to www.dekalbcountymagistratecourt.com

Filing Fees:

Application for a Bad Check Citation: $20.00 cash, money order or certified funds only.

3630 Camp Circle
Phone: 404-294-2150
Fax: 404-294-2145

Magistrate Criminal Court Hours: 8:30 A.M. until 12:00 Midnight, 7 days a week
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