Oconee County Court

Find Oconee 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.


Watkinsville Magistrate Court 23 North Main Street Watkinsville GA 30677 706-769-3940


Watkinsville Municipal Court 191 VF West Drive Watkinsville GA 30677 706-769-5161

Watkinsville Superior Court 23 North Main Street Watkinsville GA 30677 706-769-3940

About Oconee County Courts

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

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

Oconee County court records are available to the public at the Oconee 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 Oconee County Courthouses.

Oconee County Trial Courts

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

Appellate Court in Oconee County, Georgia

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Oconee 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. Oconee 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.