Seminole County Court

Find Seminole 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.

Donaldsonville Magistrate Court 200 South Knox Avenue Donalsonville GA 39845 229-524-5256

Donalsonville Municipal Court 127 West 2nd Street Donalsonville GA 39845 229-524-2118

Donalsonville Superior Court 200 South Knox Avenue Donalsonville GA 39845 229-524-2525

About Seminole County Courts

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

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

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

Seminole County Trial Courts

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

Appellate Court in Seminole County, Georgia

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