State Court

100 10th Street
Government Center
Columbus, Georgia, 31901
Phone: (706) 653-4000


Pythias Temesgen
Andrew Prather

The State Courts are presided over by two judges who are elected for a term of four years.

The Court tries both civil and criminal cases with a jury composed of up to twelve persons.

Criminal cases tried in this court are limited to misdemeanors and appeals from lower Courts by the State Constitution.

Civil cases have no monetary jurisdictional limit. State Court does not have jurisdiction over title to real property, domestic relations or equity.

State Court is located in the Tower of the Consolidated Government Center.


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

Phone Numbers:
(706) 653-4000