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Hart County Magistrate Court

Thomas Jordan, Chief Magistrate
Thomas Jordan
Chief Magistrate

P. O. Box 698
Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone: 706-376-6817
Fax: 706-376-6821

Magistrate Court is located in the Hart County Courthouse on the square in downtown Hartwell
Our Hours are: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Landlord - Tenant Issues and Handbook
Georgia Magistrate Council

Online filing can be done through the following link

Statement of Claims or Dispossessory Cases

Staff Includes

Thomas J. Jordan - Chief Magistrate Judge

Michael Lecroy - Magistrate Judge
Sharon Bryan - Magistrate Judge/Deputy Clerk
Susan Williford - Deputy Clerk

Judges are on call 24 hours a day for criminal matters.  Judges writes misdemeanor and felony warrants, have first appearance hearings, pre-warrant and bond hearings. Other criminal matters are county ordinance violations and bad checks, along with special misdemeanor charges.

Civil matters have a $15,000 limitation. Defendant or business must be located in Hart County. You must provide the Court with the correct street address for proper service.

Civil Filing Fees:

  • Statement of Claim: $104.00 One Defendant ; add $50.00 for each additional defendant
  • Garnishments: $104.00
  • Foreclosure: $104.00 - If filing for a car, you must bring the title with you
  • Dispossessory: $104.00
  • Interrogatory: $10.00 plus $50.00 for service fee = $60.00 total