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EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2014 FILING FEES WILL INCREASE TO $100.00 FOR CIVIL CASES AND $75.00 FOR DISPOSSESSORY CASES.
Duties The mission of the Magistrate Court is to deliver justice to the citizens of Athens-Clarke County by ruling on disputed claims or approving mutual settlements in civil cases as well as serving as the court of entry into the criminal justice system. Jurisdiction for the Court is found in Georgia law at O.C.G.A. 15-10-2. Further information may be found online in the Georgia Code or at your local library and in the Uniform Rules of the Magistrate Court.