The DeKalb Magistrate Court


In accordance with the mandate from Governor Kemp and Chief Justice Melton, DeKalb County Superior Court Chief Judge Asha Jackson has issued an order suspending all non-essential court functions. Magistrate Court has thus altered certain court operations.
Click here to view official orders and press releases.


You can apply for a Temporary Protective Order Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Log onto TPO for forms and step by step instructions. Contact Womens Resource Center at (404) 370-7670 or Tapestri at (678) 800-3418 for assistance.

CAUTION: The process requires the use of an email address. Your safety may be compromised if someone else has access to your email account. Please contact the Women's Resource Center or Tapestri if you have concerns BEFORE starting this process.

Temporary Protective Order Twelve Month hearings previously scheduled will be reset to a later date. All Temporary Protective Orders previously issued remain in full force and effect through December 9, 2020.


The Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) program enables persons with small claims cases to settle their matters using their smartphone, tablet, or computer. The Court is partnering with Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School to provide this user-friendly program.

Click here to learn more about our new Online Dispute Resolution Program

Go To The Online Dispute Resolution Program

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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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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8:30 am until 5:00pm
Monday through Friday
Except Holidays

Criminal Matters
3630 Camp Circle
Decatur, Georgia 30032 
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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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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.