Office (229) 426-5100
Fax (229) 426-5630
402-A East Pine Street
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750

  255 Appomattox Road
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
Phone (229) 426-5140
The Honorable Lisa McCard
Chief Magistrate Judge
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The Magistrate Court provides the following services for Ben Hill County:

♦  Issue and conduct civil claims
♦  Issue garnishments
♦  Writs
♦  Dispossessory
♦  Foreclosures
♦  Issue subpoenas
♦  Issue post judgment interrogatories
♦  Enforce county ordinances
♦  Perform marriages
♦  Issue search warrants
♦  Issue civil judgments
♦  Issue almost all criminal warrants
♦  Setup pre-warrant application hearings
♦  Issue bad check warrants (deposit account fraud)
♦  Hold bond hearings (set the amount of bond)
♦  Issue conditions orders on family violence warrants
♦  Execute and accept written waivers of extradition
♦  Can issue contempt orders
♦  Issue bench warrants

The monetary limit of the Magistrate Court is $15,000.