Muscogee County Juvenile Court

News- JUVENILE COURT- COVID-19 UPDATE    

 Pursuant to the Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency filed by Georgia’s Supreme Court Chief Justice, Harold D. Melton, Juvenile Court will resume limited proceedings in the Juvenile Court of Muscogee County. These hearings will be held via the free remote videoconference software, Zoom.   Legal parties will receive instructions on how to attend hearings with their court service.

Members of the public who wish to attend hearings virtually should email juvenilecourt@columbusga.org to determine if the hearing is open to the public.

The courtroom will be open for the public, as legally allowed, and parties who are unable to attend the hearing via videoconference or teleconference. However, due to the ongoing public health concern and concern for of the public, members of the bar, and court employees, we encourage you to attend via remote conferencing.

Dependency Hearings will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Delinquent Hearings will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Judges and Staff of Muscogee County Juvenile Court welcome you to its website. Juvenile Court serves residents of Muscogee County by hearing all cases involving allegations of dependency and children in need of services under the age of 18, and delinquency and traffic violations concerning children under the age of 17. The Court is organized by Title 15, Chapter 11 in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.

Muscogee County Juvenile Court is located on the 1st floor in the East Wing of the Columbus Consolidated Government Center at 100 10th Street, Columbus, Georgia 31901. The court is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM.

The mission of the Juvenile Court is to "administer justice through the comprehensive delivery of services to children and families, victims of crimes and the community so that children reach their full potential, victims of crimes are restored, and families/children are reunified."

This website is designed to provide information to the general public about the purpose, programs, and basic structure of the Juvenile Court. The website cannot provide specific case information due to the confidential nature of juvenile proceedings.

The Columbus Consolidated Government Center is a secure facility. All persons entering building will be required to pass through a metal detector and have hand-carried objects searched and scanned. Weapons of any kind are not permitted in the building.

Juvenile Court's main telephone line is 706-653-4290. For a list of offices and contacts, please visit the Contact Us page.