Warrants

Any citizen may make an application for a misdemeanor arrest warrant. It is strongly recommended that the crime first be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. There are certain requirements needed prior to filing:

  • The applicant must be 18 years of age or older or the parent or guardian must file on his/her behalf.
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  • The applicant must be 18 years of age or older, or the parent or guardian must file on his/her behalf.
  • The person against whom the warrant is being requested (the accused) must be 17 years old or older.
  • The alleged crime must have taken place in DeKalb County.
  • If a police report of the alleged crime was made, please note the police report number and request a copy of the report.
  • The current and complete mailing address of the person you are requesting a warrant against (the accused).
  • The complete date of birth of the person you are requesting a warrant against (the accused).
  • The applicant must swear before the judge that the facts given on the application are the truth.

Where Do I Apply For A Criminal Arrest Warrant?

To apply for a criminal warrant in DeKalb County, complete the appropriate application online by following one of the links below and email your application to the clerk at magctwarrantapp@dekalbcountyga.gov. You will then be able to speak with a judge virtually about your application.

You can also complete the application in-person at the Criminal Division of the DeKalb County Magistrate Court. The Criminal Division is located at 3630 Camp Circle Decatur, GA 30032. Please call 404-294-2150 for available times and additional instructions for in-person applications.

Types of Warrants:

Please note that the Magistrate Court does not issue restraining orders or temporary protective orders. Those actions must be filed in the Superior Court of DeKalb County. 

Domestic Violence:
Please see the following resources for domestic violence prevention and education, advocacy, and safety planning:

Sharee Wyse: (for protective orders and domestic violence warrant applications)
Domestic Violence Case Coordinator, DeKalb Magistrate Court 
Phone: 404-371-4753

Women’s Resource Center
http://www.wrcdv.org
Phone: 404-370-7670
24 hour crisis line: 404-688-9436

Men Stopping Violence
http://menstoppingviolence.org
Phone: 404-270-9894 
Toll Free: 1-866-717-9317

Raksha (for South Asian families):
http://www.raksha.org
Help Line: 404- 842-0725
Phone: 404-876-0670
Toll free: 1-866-725-7423
Tapestri (for refugee and immigrant families):
http://www.tapestri.org
Phone: 404-299-2185
1-866-317-3733 (outside Metro Atlanta)

Caminar Latino (for Latino families):
http://caminarlatino.org
Phone: 404-413-6348