The court system moved into the Justice Center the
last week of October, 2000 and opened for business on November 6,
The Clayton County Jury Assembly
Room holds 262 jurors - compared to the old Jury Assembly Room that
held only 155. The potential jurors are selected from a master list
of 35,000 citizens from across the county.
The Superior Court Clerk's Office
staff oversees the microfilm room, which holds more than 1,800
rolls of film that contain Superior Court filings and recordings
from the 1800's to the present.
The Superior Court Records office sees more than 7,500 cases per
year, which include felony criminal cases, child support cases,
divorces and adoptions.
The Superior Court Real Estate Deed
room holds deeds, plats, liens, military discharge papers and trade
names that are available for public viewing.
The State Court files more than 4,000 civil
cases and more than 14,500 criminal cases per year.
The Magistrate Court files over 30,000
civil and criminal cases in a year. This court covers garnishments,
abandoned motor vehicle liens, temporary protective orders, county
ordinance violations, felony and misdemeanor warrants, as well as
small claim cases up to $15,000. In addition, this court averages
over 1,000 dispossessory cases each month, which are actions
against tenants for non-payment of rent.
1st Floor - Jury Assembly Room; Clerk
of Superior Court (Civil, Domestic and Criminal Divisions,
along with Real Estate, Records/Deed Room and Microfilm); Clerk of
State Court (Civil, Criminal and Microfilm Divisions)
2nd Floor - Traffic Court, Clerk of Magistrate Court and
3rd Floor - Solicitor
General's Office, State Court, Court
Administrator and Child Support
4th Floor - District
Attorney's Office and Superior Court