Magistrate Court of Pike County
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: FILING INSTRUCTIONS IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK – If you are unable to mail in your pleading, please use the following website link to obtain available form documents as well as to generate your needed documents. At this time we are unable to accept in person filings.
YOU MAY FILE ON-LINE AND PAY USING A CREDIT CARD BY CLICKING HERE:
DUE TO COVID-19, THE MAGISTRATE COURT IS OFFERING THESE ALTERNATIVES TO SOCIAL CONTACT, FILINGS AND HEARINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. However, please know that we are taking this measure to protect you, your loved ones, and our community from the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our clerks at (770) 567-2004.
Should neither of the above options work for you due to extenuating circumstances, please call the clerks at the phone number listed below for further instruction and/or scheduling an appointment.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Upon filing, your pleadings will be reviewed by a judge. You may be contacted for further screening and scheduling of your case. At this time, the Magistrate Court is only hearing what is deemed to be emergency matters. Emergency matters are defined as those that effect life and/or liberty. PLEASE LEAVE AMPLE CONTACT INFORMATION SO THAT WE MAY CONTACT YOU in multiple ways (phone, mail, text, fax, email) as soon as possible.
Our office is available to help as best we can via the following methods:
Phone: (770) 567-2004
From Law Library on 2nd floor of Courthouse dial extension 207 or 206.
Fax: (770) 462-3319
Again, we appreciate your cooperation and flexibility during this time.
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.”
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 Dept. 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 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 legal secretary. Kim Wilson, Deputy Clerk Email: email@example.com After working with a private attorney for 19 years, Clerk Wilson joined our Magistrate staff as Civil Clerk in 2018. Mrs. Wilson earned her Paralegal Certification from the University of Georgia in 2004. Although Mrs. Wilson was not born and raised in Pike County, she came as fast as she could! She has been very involved in Pike County for many years now, and has graduated all three of her children from the Pike County Schools. (* 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 now located in the Main Courthouse in downtown Zebulon, Georgia.
Holidays Observed & Office Closings 2019 January 1 & 21, April 19, May 27, July 4, September 2, November 11, 28 & 29, and December 24 & 25.