Magistrate Court


Chief Magistrate

Sterling Wimberly

swimberly@burkecounty-ga.gov

Burke County Magistrate Court

P.O. Box 401

Waynesboro, Georgia 30830

706-554-4281

706-554-8772-Fax

OFFICE HOURS

M-F 8:00 - 5:00

The Magistrate Court is a limited jurisdiction Court of Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction that was constitutionally created in 1983. The jurisdiction is found in O.C.G.A. 15-10-2, Georgia Code, and the Uniform Rules of the Magistrate Court.  The Courts purpose, mission and goal is to provide the citizens of Burke County a high degree of judicial professionalism by providing a systematic, efficient and accurate court system, where all citizens and litigants of the county can expect a fair and impartial treatment with all aspects of the court and in a timely manner.

 The Civil jurisdiction includes the trial and adjudication of civil disputes of $15,000.00 or less.  These cases consist of civil suits, garnishments, evictions (lLandlord tenant), and foreclosure of personal property/rental property and etc. The Magistrate Court does not hold jury trails and is not a court of record.

 The Criminal Jurisdiction includes issuing arrest warrant and search warrants, good behavior warrants, conduct pre-warrant hearings, first appearance hearings, bond hearings and preliminary hearings.  The Court presides over and conduct trails for county ordinance violations. 

Associates

Gloria Johnson

Cynthia D. Kelley

Emanuel Larkin, Jr.

Clifford Carter, Jr.

 

Clerks

Cynthia D. Kelley

Charlese Washington

Lena Travis

 

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