Cobb County Government

Pretrial Court Services

Pretrial Court Services is a neutral information-gathering agency that helps to reduce the pretrial detention population by procuring the release of eligible detainees which alleviates unnecessary detention costs. The agency is responsible for interviewing in-custody criminal defendants to determine their eligibility for court-ordered pretrial release programs, verifying data, conducting criminal history checks, and monitoring released defendants until adjudication.



Court-ordered release programs are:

Conditional Release: Non-financial release of a detainee requiring compliance with certain conditions during the pretrial period.

Ten Percent Cash Deposit Bail: Ten percent of the face amount of the bond is posted with the court by an approved surety.

The Pretrial Jail Unit interviews detainees to determine release eligibility and make recommendations to the judge. The Pretrial Supervision Unit monitors released defendant compliance with pretrial release conditions established by the court.



Contact Pretrial Court Services

Cobb County Magistrate Court
32 Waddell Street, Suite 311
Marietta, Georgia 30090

770-528-8954 (Fax)


Wedding ceremonies will be held seven days a week at 6:00 p.m. Additionally, ceremonies will be held on Saturdays and County holidays at 12:00 p.m. The County holidays are as follows: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Holidays and Christmas Holidays.

The parties must present a valid marriage license, which can be obtained from the Cobb County Probate Court. (Questions regarding marriage license should be directed to the Probate Court at 770 528-1932.)

Parties wishing to be married should report to the Magistrate Court Clerk’s Office by 11:30 a.m. for a 12:00 noon ceremony and by 5:30 p.m. for a 6:00 p.m. ceremony. (Questions regarding the ceremony should be directed to the Magistrate Court at 770 528-8900)

For judges interested in performing private off-site marriage ceremonies, see our contact list.



For more information, contact:

Probate Court
Marriage License information

32 Waddell Street
Marietta, GA 30090
770-528-1996 (Fax)

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.