Emergency Announcement

The DeKalb County Magistrate Court Chief Judge Berryl A. Anderson presents  Magistrate Court 101. Magistrate Court 101 is a community education day geared towards high school-aged children and their guardians. The day includes interactive sessions on the Georgia court system with a focus on the DeKalb County Magistrate Court, provide a court tour, and join in on Mock-trial exercise

Please register by clicking image above or by visiting https://dekalb-county-magistrate-court.ticketleap.com/

Welcome, I am Chief Magistrate Court Judge Berryl A. Anderson (view bio | outreach) and I want to thank you for visiting our website. The DeKalb Magistrate Court was created in 1983 and handles civil, criminal, and ordinance issues in DeKalb County, Georgia. DeKalb County Magistrate Court is a county court that is called the “people’s court.” 

We hope you will find useful information on a variety of court-related matters on the DeKalb County Magistrate Court System website. I encourage you to browse our topics for more details on the types of cases under the Magistrate Court’s jurisdiction. For additional information, please visit our “FAQ” section.  If you are visually impaired, the website has been tested with current screen readers and you can adjust the size of the text at the bottom of each page. For our diverse DeKalb County community,  you can select what language you want the website to display in by selecting the country in the bottom right corner of the web page you are on but it will default to the language of your browser. 

Important Numbers & Information

Magistrate Court has 4 Divisions in 3 Locations

Civil Matters
DeKalb County Courthouse
556 N. McDonough Street Room 230
Decatur, GA 30030
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404-371-2261
8:30 am until 5:00pm
Monday through Friday
Except Holidays 

Pretrial Services
556 N. McDonough Street Room 120
Decatur, GA 30030
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404-371-3025
8:30 am until 5:00pm
Monday through Friday
Except Holidays

Criminal Matters
3630 Camp Circle
Decatur, Georgia 30032 

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404-294-2150
Seven (7) days a week
Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 12 midnight
Sat-Sun: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.;
6 p.m. to 12 midnight
(For holiday hours, please contact the court)

Ordinance Matters
3630 Camp Circle  Courtroom E
Decatur, GA 30032
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404-294-2099
8:30am – 4:30pm Monday-Friday
Except Holidays

Meet Our Judges

On mobile devices, swipe right to see all of the DeKalb Magistrate Court Judges.