Cobb County Government

Important Information

One of the primary responsibilities of the Cobb County Magistrate Court is to issue arrest warrants followed by the determination of probable cause in criminal cases. Only in ordinance violations does the Magistrate Court determine guilt or innocence. This court handles issues involving abandoned motor vehicles, bad checks, small claims.

History of Magistrate Court

The Magistrate Court was established in 1983 by the Georgia Legislature and replaced the former Justice of the Peace System.  The Cobb County Magistrate Court is one of the largest Magistrate Courts in Georgia.

The Magistrate Court is often referred to as the “People’s Court” due to the ease of accessibility and varied nature of matters, both civil and criminal.

Mission Statement

To provide the highest degree of judiciary and support services to those seeking judicial remedy from both civil and criminal issues and to diligently uphold state law to ensure that victims and defendants receive the entitlement prescribed by law.

Hours of Operation

The Cobb County Magistrate Court is located on the third floor of the Public Safety Building, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

The Warrant Office  is open 24 hours a day including holidays.