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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Learn about the Magistrate Court System
Magistrate Courts Free Forms Generator:  This program is provided free by the Council of Magistrate Court Judges for the public to use and print forms. The program guides the user by questions and providing background information and definitions. At the end, the user may print off a form to take the Magistrate Court and file. If a county has E filing available, that option will be available at the end of the program. Users may incur a fee for using E filing rather than filing in person.

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.