P.O. Box 763
Elberton, GA 30635
Phone: 706 -283- 2027
Honorable Lanie Simmons is the chief magistrate. She issues criminal warrants for the public and all law enforcement. She issues search
warrants, fugitive warrants and waiver of extradition. She also sets bonds on criminal charges with the exception of the charges that
carry the death penalty or life in prison.
She issues summons, judgments and writs in proceedings of the court. She holds trials of
issues for civil cases. She also issues fi fa's once judgment is obtained on civil suits.
The Magistrate Court has jurisdiction over
the trial of violations of county ordinances. It also administers any oath which is not required by law to be administered by some
other officer. Committal hearings are held twice a year to determine if probable cause exist on felony cases.
If you have questions or want more information, please contact Lanie Simmons at 706-283-2027.