Civil

What is Civil Court?

Civil Court handles legal disputes that are not crimes.

What type of cases are handled in Civil Court?

Civil Court handles cases brought by a plaintiff (person, group, business, institution, or government body) against a defendant (person, group, business, institution, or government body).

How does Civil Court differ from Criminal Court?

There is no prosecution by the government in Civil Court.

How can I look up a Civil Court case?

To look up a civil case using a name or case number, please visit: DeKalb County Government Portal