Magistrate Court | Cherokee County, GA - Where Metro Meets the Mountains
Pre-Warrant Procedures
Magistrate Court


 Any citizen may make an application for a warrant after the event has been reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. There are certain requirements needed prior to filing:

  1. The applicant must be 18 years of age or older or the parent or guardian must file on his/her behalf.
  2. The person against whom the warrant is being requested must be 17 years old or older.
  3. The alleged crime must have taken place in Cherokee County.
  4. The applicant must provide an incident report from local law enforcement agency which gives statements pertaining to the alleged crime. No application will be accepted without a report.
  5. A complete mailing address for the person of whom you are requesting a warrant is required.
  6. The applicant must swear before the clerk of court that the facts given on the application are the truth…
  7. A $20 application fee must be paid. If the alleged offense falls under the family violence act, or if the applicant is a pauper as defined by law, there is no fee.

The Magistrate Court does not issue restraining ordes or temporary protective orders. Those actions must be filed in the Superior Court of Cherokee County

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