Elbert County Court

Find Elbert County Georgia courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.

Elberton Magistrate Court 12 South Oliver Street Elberton GA 30635 706-283-2027

Elberton Municipal Court 230 North McIntosh Street Elberton GA 30635 706-213-3100

Elberton Superior Court 12 South Oliver Street Elberton GA 30635 706-283-2046

About Elbert County Courts

Courts in Elbert County, GA are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local Elbert County and Georgia law and are housed in Elbert County courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Elbert County Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Elbert County Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Elbert County court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Elbert County court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Elbert County background checks
Elbert County Court Records

Elbert County court records are available to the public at the Elbert County Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Elbert County Courthouses.

Elbert County Trial Courts

Elbert County Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Elbert County are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Elbert County Probate Courts and Elbert County Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Elbert County, Georgia

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Elbert County Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

Georgia Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Elbert County Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in Georgia are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in Georgia state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the Georgia Supreme Court.