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Magistrate Court:

The Chief Magistrate of the Magistrate Court is elected by the voters for four year terms. The Magistrate Court has criminal and civil jurisdictions. The criminal jurisdiction's responsibilities include issuing arrest and search warrants as well as good behavior bonds, conducting first appearances, setting bonds, extradition, committal, and warrant application hearings, presiding over and conducting trials for county ordinance violations, misdemeanor bad check, criminal trespass, alcohol beverage violations involving persons under 21 years of age, shoplifting, and possession of marijuana less than one ounce. The civil jurisdiction's responsibilities include the trial and adjudication of civil claims for $15,000 or less, dispossessory and distress warrant proceedings, abandon motor vehicle, foreclosures, and garnishments.

Barrow County Courthouse
652 Barrow Park Drive, Suite F
Winder, GA 30680

Temporary Hours/State-wide Judicial Emergency:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Caroline Power Evans
Chief Magistrate Court Judge


Monica Durden
Associate Magistrate Judge

Gregg Teatino
Associate Magistrate Judge

Jaime H. Crowe
Associate Magistrate Judge

Tracey M. Byrd
Chief Clerk
770-307-3050 ext. 1476

Deputy Clerk
770-307-3050 ext. 4595

Theresa Head
Deputy Clerk
770-307-3050 ext. 3448

Department Stats:
Full-Time Employees :5
Part-Time Employees :2
FY 2021 Budget: $450,446