Appalachian Judicial Circuit Superior Courts

Other Courts

The jurisdiction of magistrate court includes civil claims of $15,000 or less, certain minor criminal offenses, dispossessory writs, county ordinance violations, preliminary hearings, and arrest & search warrants. Magistrate may grant bail in cases where the setting of bail is not exclusively reserved to a judge of another court. No jury trials are held in magistrate court. If a defendant submits a written request for a jury trial, cases may be removed to superior court.  Visit the Council of Magistrate Judges website

Fannin County
Chief Magistrate Judge Brian Jones
400 West Main Street, Suite 202
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Phone: 706-632-5558

Gilmer County 
Chief Magistrate Judge Roger Kincaid
Judge Joseph F. Murphy

53 Sand Street
Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone: 706-635-2515

Chief Magistrate Judge W. Allen Wigington
Judge Alan Morris
Judge Carlton Wilson
Judge Richard Howard
Please see the website:
50 North Main Street, Suite 105
Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: 706-253-8747

Probate courts exercise exclusive, original jurisdiction in the probate of wills, administration of estates, appointment of guardians, and involuntary hospitalization of incapacitated adults and other dependent individuals. All probate court judges administer oaths of office and issue marriage licenses. In the Appalachian Circuit, probate court also hears traffic cases and certain misdemeanors when no jury trial is requested.Visit  the Council of Probate Judges website. 

Fannin County
Judge Scott Kiker
400 West Main Street, Suite 204
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Phone: 706-632-3011
Fax: 706-632-7167 

Judge Scott Chastain
51 Sand Street
Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone: 706-635-4763
Fax: 706-635-4761 

Judge David Lindsey
50 North Main Street, Suite 203
Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: 706-253-8757
Fax: 706-253-8910 

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