Screven County Court

Find Screven 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.

Newington Municipal Court 201 Church Road Newington GA 30446 912-857-3115

Oliver Municipal Court 6069 Oliver Highway Newington GA 30446 912-857-3789

Rocky Ford Municipal Court 160 Main Street Rocky Ford GA 30455 912-863-7121

Sylvania Magistrate Court 216 Mims Road Sylvania GA 30467 912-564-7375

Sylvania Municipal Court 216 Mims Road Sylvania GA 30467 912-564-2056

Sylvania Superior Court 216 Mims Road Sylvania GA 30467 912-564-2614

About Screven County Courts

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

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

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

Screven County Trial Courts

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

Appellate Court in Screven County, Georgia

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