Clerk’s Office

While the Courthouse remains open for essential business, the State and Magistrate Court Clerk’s Office is closed to the public and recommends submitting filings electronically at Dispossessory bulk filings are still required to be submitted using

Those who insist on filing in person should utilize the drop box outside of room 270. We will continue to provide assistance by phone at 404-371-2261.



DeKalb County Judicial Operations

  • DeKalb County, Georgia Judicial Operations Welcome to the DeKalb County Courthouse and our partner facilities. New judicial and executive orders are in effect through June 30, 2021 during the current public health pandemic. Your health and safety are our top priorities. To reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus while serving your needs, several new safety measures and business protocols have been established. For information related to your specific judicial system needs, please visit the respective department or office website listed below prior to your visit.
  • Public Entry Protocols
    • If you are ill or have been exposed to someone with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, we ask that you remain home until otherwise directed by a health professional.


    • All persons entering the courthouse and partner facilities will be required to submit to medical screening protocols, including temperature checks, per judicial and executive orders.


    • Visitors who clear the new on-site screening process and are granted access are required to always wear a mask or face covering and to follow social distancing guidelines.


    • Limit the number of people in your party. Do not bring children to the courthouse unless their presence is required for your business transaction.


    • Budget extra time to accommodate new safety procedures and protocols.


    • Hours of operations vary for many departments and offices. Appointments may now be required for certain services or information. Contact the office or department before visiting. See the links below.


    Enhanced Safety Measures

    To keep you safe within our facilities, we have

    • increased the frequency of cleaning for high-touch surfaces and common areas
    • installed hand sanitizing stations throughout our buildings and floors for your use
    • installed plexiglass dividers to safeguard guests and employees
    • reduced seating options in high-density areas


    Please pay attention to new overhead, wall and floor signage and space markers. They can help you maintain proper social distancing guidelines.

    Judicial & Executive Orders

    • View the Judicial Order from DeKalb County Superior Court Chief Judge Asha Jackson –  click here.
    • View the Judicial Order from Supreme Court of Georgia Chief Justice Harold D. Melton –  click here.
    • View the Judicial Order from  Dekalb County Magistrate Court Chief Judge Berryl A. Anderson –  click here.
    • Notice of Expected Termination – click here

    Agency, Department & Office Website Links: