|Walton Magistrate Home|
Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Days of week: Monday thru Friday
Closed: Saturday and Sunday
(and observed Walton County Holidays)
Location: Walton County Government Building
303 South Hammond Drive Suite 116
Monroe, Georgia 30655
Main Number: 770-267-1349 (automated attendant)
Push #1 for General Information
Push #2 for Criminal Matters
Push #3 for Civil Matters
Fax Number: 770-266-1512
A Magistrate Judge is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Magistrate Court hears civil and criminal cases. No jury trials are held in the Magistrate Court. All appeals are transferred to the Superior Court. It is the duty of the Magistrate Court to provide an accessible court system to a citizen who may not be that familiar with the judicial system of Georgia. The process is much simpler, less complex and oftentimes quicker when it comes to having cases resolved than in other courts. In the Magistrate Court it is not mandatory that you have an attorney for the presentation or defense of your case. Pro Se litigants (persons representing themselves) can present or defend their case, whether it be civil or criminal in nature. If a matter you are involved in seems to necessitate an attorney, you are the person who has to make that decision. No Magistrate Court personnel can provide legal advice in any manner to a person utilizing this Court. Weddings are also performed in the Magistrate Court on Thursdays and Fridays. This is done by appointment and can be scheduled by calling the Magistrate Court at 770-267-1349. Weddings outside normal business hours can be scheduled with a judge by calling the office.