Filing Fees Update

Effective January 1, 2020, filing fees will increase as reflected at Jury Division Filing Fees. House Bill 288 was passed by the Georgia General Assembly during the 2019 legislative session instituting the new fee structure.

Magistrate Evening Court Closure

All cases scheduled for 6:00 pm in Magistrate Court on Wednesday, August 7 at the DeKalb County Courthouse will be rescheduled for another day. You will receive notice once your case has been rescheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Information about Amnesty & Failure to Appear Calendar

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Current Outage affecting Civil Case Filings via eFileGA

DeKalb County State and Magistrate Courts are currently experiencing an outage that is affecting civil case filings via eFileGA. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve the issue. Thank you for your understanding.

eFile CLE Training

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DeKalb County Clerk of State & Magistrate Court R. Javoyne Hicks in conjunction with Tyler Technologies will have a

eFile CLE Training

Date: December 6, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location:  Judicial Tower Room 2B  |  556 N. McDonough St., Decatur GA 30030

eFile will be mandatory for all Civil Filings and available for all Criminal Filings beginning January 1, 2019

Locate DeKalb County Recorder’s Court Records

Upon the abolition of the Recorder’s Court of DeKalb County, effective July 1, 2015, all traffic case records were transferred to the Clerk of the State Court of DeKalb County, and all other records, including related to code enforcement cases were transferred to the Clerk of Magistrate Court. If you are seeking records related to any of these cases, then please contact the Clerk’s office at 404-294-2099.

If you need to contact the Clerk’s office to pay off a fi fa that was entered on the records of the Clerk of Superior Court arising from a code enforcement case, then please contact the Clerk’s office at 404-294-2099.

Standing Order

As of 01/04/2017

The Court has issued an order for the appointment of permanent process servers for 2017. Please click on the link for the order.  Standing Order