Magistrate Court of Pike County
DUE TO COVID-19 , WE RECOMMEND SOCIAL DISTANCING FOR YOUR SAFETY. PLEASE WEAR A MASK FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY!
WE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR NEEDS AS QUICKLY, EFFICIENTLY AND SAFELY AS POSSIBLE UNDER THE CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES.
We are providing the following options to serve you:
- Online: You may file and pay online by visiting: http://www.efilegeorgia.com. Note that there is a $15.00 convenience fee for using this service. If you need assistance with online filing during normal business hours, please call (770) 567-2004.
- Mail or Drop Box: You may visit https://georgiamagistratecouncil.com/ to access forms and interview for drafting forms for filing. Once you have completed your form, you may print it, have it notarized (if you are asserting a claim), and either mail it to our mailing address of P.O. Box 466, Zebulon, GA 30295, drop it into our newly installed drop box on the northwest corner of the Courthouse (across from the Sheriff’s Office), or
- Public Law Library: If you do not have access to a computer, there is one for your use for legal matters on the 2nd floor of the Pike County Courthouse. Please bring and wear your own gloves and masks for your own safety. You may access our forms online in the Law Library, or take the form you need from the boxes to the right of the Magistrate Court Office door. From the Law Library, you may contact our clerk from the phone on the desk by dialing extension 207 with any questions you may have. There, you may print, copy, and/or scan your documents depending on your needs. Please note that you must still have your form notarized if you are filing a claim. Then, you may either mail your filing to our mailing address of P.O. Box 466, Zebulon, GA 30295, or drop it into our newly installed drop box on the northwest corner of the Courthouse (across from the Sheriff’s Office).
- In Person: We are here to serve! We do ask that you disclose if you have possible symptoms of any airborne contagious sickness or have been so exposed within the last two weeks, and highly recommend that you wear masks and gloves as we are in the business of working with, and in, the public.
Our office is available to help as best we can via the following methods:
In person – or by
Phone: (770) 567-2004
Fax: (770) 462-3319
Again, we appreciate your cooperation and flexibility during this time.
YOU MAY FILE ON-LINE AND PAY USING A CREDIT CARD BY CLICKING HERE:
Welcome to Pike County Georgia Magistrate Court, … also known as “The People’s Court.”
We hope you find this website helpful as we have attempted to create it with our citizens’ needs in mind. These pages are offered as a convenience to you; and you are still welcome to come by, call or email the Clerk if you prefer a more personal service instead of, or in addition to, the information available in or through this site.
Please also keep in mind that our American form of government provides that the laws are created by the people and for the people. This is as it should be; and as a result, the laws are subject to change with each legislative session as the people speak through our elected legislators. This is also why you will find that from time to time “the way we’ve always done it” is no longer “the way we do it.” This is especially true in this unfamiliar time of COVID-19.
We thank you for your voice, and your patience, as we try to keep pace with the changes while continuing to provide the “checks and balances” required of an independent judiciary in maintaining a balanced government by the people and for the people.
Marcia J. Callaway-Ingram, Chief Magistrate
AT YOUR SERVICE: Marcia Callaway-Ingram, Chief Magistrate Judge Callaway-Ingram has been Chief Magistrate of Pike County since June 1, 2010. She is a graduate of Pike County High School, Gordon College, Georgia State University (1988) and Georgia State College of Law (1991);became a member of the Georgia State Bar in 1991 and began practicing law with the Zebulon based law firm of Hendrix & Smith; served as the founding Director of the Griffin Circuit Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (now the 6th Judicial District ADR Program); has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Georgia Department of Human Resources; and managed a private general law practice prior to accepting the position as your Chief Magistrate. In addition to managing the judicial and administrative responsibilities of the Pike County Magistrate Court, your Chief Magistrate serves on the Pike County Child Abuse Protocol Committee, as a Director on the Board of the 6th Judicial District ADR Program, the Pike County Law Library Board, as the 6th Judicial District Representative on the Council of Magistrate Court Judges for the State of Georgia, and as a mentor for new Magistrates. Daphne C. Martin, Magistrate and Chief Clerk Judge Martin has served as a Pike County Magistrate since 2013, and began with this Court as Magistrate Clerk in 2011. Prior to joining us, Judge Martin has experience and on-the-job-training in various capacities in the legal field since 1983: as Judicial Assistant to the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for over eight years, as paralegal for Atlanta law firms for over 16 years, as a Court Reporter, and as a legal secretary.
Clerk Clark takes the lead as the Pike County Magistrate Court's Criminal Division Clerk. Saylar is a 2018 graduate of Upson County High School. Saylar has over 4 years legal experience, most recently working with a local law firm.
Clerk Huffman takes the lead as the Pike County Magistrate Court's Civil Division Clerk. Kelly is a 2017 graduate of Bemidji State University in Minnesota with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. (* Click on email address to send an email.)
CONTACT INFORMATION 16001 Barnesville Street P.O. Box 466 Zebulon, Georgia 30295 Phone: (770) 567-2004 UPDATED - Fax: (770) 462-3319 Regular Office Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed for lunch daily from Noon - 1:00 p.m. The Magistrate Court is located in the Main Courthouse in downtown Zebulon, Georgia.
Holidays Observed & Office Closings 2022
January 3 & 17, April 15, May 30, July 4, September 5, November 11, 24 & 25, and December 23 & 26.