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Joyette Holmes
Chief Magistrate

Deena Fincher
Court Administrator

Tahnicia Phillips
Clerk of Court

32 Waddell Street
Marietta, GA 30090
(770) 528-8900
(770) 528-8947 fax

Cobb County Government
100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, GA 30090
(770) 528-1000
(770) 528-2490 fax

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Ordinance Fines and Bad Check Citations are now payable online.

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Effective January 1, 2016, filing costs for all Civil Cases (including small claims, garnishments, and evictions) in Magistrate Court will increase from $52.50 to $56.50.

Magistrate Court

Online Services

eFile - Online filing and response for small claims, landlord-tenant and garnishment cases.
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ePay - Online payments for bad check fees and ordinance fines

Welcome to the Cobb County Magistrate Court’s web site. Cobb County has one of the largest Magistrate Courts in Georgia and is one of the very few courts in the United States that operates 24 hours a day. One of the primary responsibilities of this court is to issue arrest warrants followed by the determination of probable cause in criminal cases. The Magistrate Court does not determine guilt or innocence except in county ordinance violations.

This web site has been designed to provide citizens with the most up-to-date and convenient information available regarding the processes and procedures utilized by Magistrate Court in handling issues involving abandoned motor vehicles, bad checks, garnishments, and small claims as well as providing information about the following programs: Domestic Violence Program, Drug Court, Environmental Court, Mediation Program, and Weddings.

I hope you will find this website to be a useful and convenient tool in obtaining information regarding the operations of the Cobb County Magistrate Court.


Abandoned Motor Vehicles
The Process and Procedures
An overview of the Program
Bad Check Citation Program
The Process and Procedures
The Process and Procedures
Drug Court
An Overview
Information and procedures
Environmental Court
An Overview

The Cobb County Magistrate Court is located on the third floor of the Public Safety Building, (Building "D2") 32 Waddell Street, Marietta, Georgia, and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all criminal and civil matters.
Court Administrator (770) 528-8900
Clerk of Court (770) 528-8900
Civil Division (770) 528-8910
Criminal Division (770) 528-8917
Warrant Division (770) 528-8900
Mediation Office (770) 528-8935