Cobb County Government

2018 Holiday Schedule

New Year's Day Monday, January 1, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 15, 2018
Good Friday Friday, March 30, 2018
Memorial Day Monday, May 28, 2018
Independence Day Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Labor Day Monday, September 3, 2018
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 22, 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Christmas Monday, December 24, 2018
Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The mission of the Cobb County State Court is to provide the highest degree of professionalism, efficiency, and cost effectiveness in serving the citizens of Cobb County in accordance with the authority and jurisdictional boundaries set forth for a State Court in the Official Code of Georgia.

The Official Code of Georgia, Section 15-7-4, provides authority for the following matters to be handled by the State Court of Cobb County: criminal cases below the grade of felony, civil actions without regard to the amount of controversy, except those actions in which exclusive jurisdiction is vested in Superior Court, and traffic cases.

The State Court of Cobb County, created by a legislative act, is comprised of twelve elected judges, their support staff, and State Court Services. Cases brought before the judges are completed by way of jury and non-jury trials in addition to pleas and settlements.



Rule 22 – Use of Recording Devices and Cell Phones



The State Court Services office provides administrative support for the judges of the state court as well as the Sentence Enforcement Unit. This administrative support includes budget formulation and implementation, purchasing, personnel records and management of the State Court of Cobb County’s jury system. Additionally, this office serves as liaison between the court and the other departments of county government public sector, media and other levels of government such as municipal, state and federal.



Donna L. Tschappat
State Court Administrator 

Cherie G. Crider
Administrative Assistant 

Wendy M. Portwood
Jury Administrator
770-528-2627 (Fax)


Disclaimer: All completed conditions of probation are subject to the approval of the Probation Officer. The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice.

The Cobb County State Court Sentence Enforcement Unit provides professional services to the court, community, and the adult offender when probated cases are utilized. A probated sentence is a sentence to confinement; however, the defendant is allowed to serve the time outside of confinement as long as he/she complies with the court’s general and special conditions.


To be assigned a Probation Officer, you will need to report within 2 business days of being released from custody to the Intake Office located on the 2nd floor of the State Court Building next to Courtroom 2A. Intake Office hours are from 9am – 4pm, Monday thru Friday.