Magistrate Court of Gilmer County
Magistrate Court is often called the people’s court, because it helps regular citizens represent themselves, without an attorney, in cases against other people. Using the Magistrate Court is quicker, more affordable, and more efficient in cases involving $15,000 or less.
Kevin Johnson is Chief Judge of the Magistrate Court in Gilmer County, Georgia. Judge Johnson was elected in 2021.
Michal Morrison is the Associate Magistrate Judge. She was appointed in 2022.
Please be advised that state law prohibits our staff from rendering legal advice, restating the law, or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action.
If you have questions involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed in the State of Georgia.
The Magistrate Court has exclusive jurisdiction over:
Statement of Claim
Foreclosure of Personal Property
Abandoned Motor Vehicle
Writ of Possession
To pay fine online visit:
Deposit Account Fraud
First Appearance Hearings
(Law Enforcement only)
Bond Revocation Hearings
Bond Condition Hearings
Public Defender Application Hearings
(Criminal Matters for defendants only)
$4.00 needs to be payable to Magistrate Court
for example - $3 each for a subpoena and $50 each to have a subpoena served by the sheriff department.
for example - $20 each for an application and $50 each to be served by the sheriff department.