Magistrate Court

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The Magistrate Court of Tift County is staffed by the elected Chief Magistrate Bryan Cavenaugh, 2 associate Magistrate judges, 2 clerks and a constable.

The Court offers a quick and inexpensive process for complaint resolution. Monetary claims of $15,000.00 or less, contractual disputes, dispossessory actions, personal injury, and suits on account may all be filed in the Magistrate Court. Additionally, the Magistrate Court issues criminal arrest warrants, conducts pre-arraignments, bond hearings, warrant hearings, preliminary hearings and hearings on violations of the Tift County Code of Ordinances. Any individual that is a party to one of the above actions may appear on his/her own behalf or may be represented by an attorney.

Any inquiry related to Magistrate Court functions should be directed to (229) 386-7907. Please be mindful that Magistrate Court staff cannot answer legal questions nor offer legal advice.

Office Location:
225 Tift Ave
Charles Kent Admin Bldg. Room 211

(229) 386-7907

(229) 386-7978

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address:
Magistrate Court of Tift County
P.O. Box 214
Tifton, GA 31793