McDuffie County Departments

Magistrate Court

The McDuffie County Magistrate Court Office responsibilities include:

  • Management of civil court cases including:
    • Claims
    • Garnishments
    • Personal Property Foreclosures
    • Dispossessories
    • Abandoned Motor Vehicles
  • Issuance of Criminal Warrants and Search Warrants
  • First Appearance Hearings
  • County Ordinance Violations and Disorderly Conduct Hearings

Magistrate Court may handle cases for claims up to $15,000. The case may be filed with or without an attorney and is heard and decided by a Magistrate Judge without a jury. Civil cases may be filed in person or by mail.   

Bryant Swan

Bryant Swan

Chief Magistrate
Phone: (706) 597-2618

210 Railroad Street
Room 1401
Thomson, GA 30824

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