Magistrate Court

100 10th Street
Government Center
8th Floor Tower
Phone: (706) 653-4390


Steven D. Smith
Phone: (706) 653-4790

Effective May 14, 2020, the Magistrate Court of Columbus Georgia adopted guidelines for in court proceedings to remain in effect during the current Statewide Judicial Emergency.

Read the Standing Order for Court Procedures during Judicial Emergency Order for Magistrate Court .

This court is presided over by a judge elected for a four-year term.

Magistrate Court has jurisdiction of civil cases when the amount does not exceed $15,000 including suits for damages, breach of contract, etc. and jurisdiction in garnishments up to $15,000.

In addition, all dispossessory proceedings, abandoned motor vehicles and abandoned mobile homes are handled in Magistrate Court.

Magistrate Court is located on the 8th Floor of the Tower of the Consolidated Government Center.


Physical Address:
Government Center
100 10th Street, 8th Floor Tower
Columbus, Georgia, 31901
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The observes the holiday schedule approved by the Columbus City Council. Our office will be closed on City holidays. For a complete listing of City holidays, review the City's Holiday Schedule.

Phone Numbers:
(706) 653-4390