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Ware County Magistrate Court
310 Albany Avenue, PO Box 17
Phone: 912-287-4375 (Civil)
Fax: 912-284-4464 (Civil)
Phone: 912-287-4373 (Criminal)
Fax: 912-287-4377 (Criminal)
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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Ware County Magistrate Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Ware County, Georgia, and resources applicable to all courts in Georgia.
Published opinions and orders
Forms and related information
Self-Help Domestic Relations Forms
View the I-Can online legal application to assist with filling out and filing domestic relations and family law forms. Registration is required; there is no fee.
Online fine payments
Pay Super-Speeder and Failure to Appear Fines
Pay fines for Super Speeder and Failure to Appear violations online to the Georgia Department of Driver Services. You will need the transaction ID on the notice sent by the Department, your driver's license number, and your date of birth.
Self help, legal research, general information
Ware County Magistrate Court Electronic Filing
File small claims, dispossessory (eviction), and foreclosure actions and answers, writ of possession applications, and garnishment actions online with Ware County Magistrate Court. Instructions and answers to frequently asked questions about the filing process and fees are included. A fee applies.
Magistrate Court Cases and Procedure
View information about the types of cases handled in Magistrate Court, as well as procedures for filing a claim, notifying the defendant, hearings, judgments, appeals, and collecting awards.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Georgia, including a list of steps to take, local housing counseling agencies, state and national programs, scam avoidance, workshops, publications, and a link to legal aid providers.
Georgia Accountability Courts
Georgia Drug Courts, DUI Courts, Juvenile Drug Courts, Family Dependency Treatment Courts, Mental Health Courts, and Veterans Courts can set up treatment programs in lieu of incarceration for some offenders. Links include a directory of all Georgia Accountability Courts, a list of links to some individual Accountability Court websites, calendars, and sample forms.
The Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council provides information about crime victim compensation, including eligibility, maximum amounts available by category, and answers to frequently asked questions. Links to additional victim resources and relevant forms are included.
Child Support Services
The Georgia Division of Child Support Services offers child support services, application forms, and instructions; online customer service; answers to frequently asked questions; and information about paternity, child support, case status, payment, enforcement, non-custodial parents, and interstate cases.
View the Uniform Rules for Superior, State, Juvenile, Magistrate, Probate, and Municipal Courts.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Alternative Dispute Resolution, which includes mediation, arbitration, and neutral evaluation, and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links include answers to frequently asked questions, a list of local programs searchable by county or name, and a roster of registered neutrals searchable by county, registration category or ID, area of expertise, and name.
DUI and Defensive Driving Schools
The Georgia Department of Driver Services provides information about its DUI Risk Reduction Program, which is required before restoration of driving privileges; and its Defensive Driving Program, which can result in dismissed charges or reduced points and insurance premiums for some offenders. Links to approved schools are included.
Information for Consumers
The Georgia Department of Law Consumer Protection Unit offers information about various consumer topics, consumer education, tips about scams, and instructions and forms for filing a consumer complaint.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
View and download forms and manuals from the Georgia Department of Driver Services, including a Driver's Manual, Commercial Driver's Manual, Motorcycle Driver's Manual and other traffic and motor vehicle information.
Search the Official Code of Georgia by keyword, or browse by table of contents.
Legal Information and Legal Assistance
Legal information topics include Children's Law, Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Disability Law, Disaster Relief, Domestic Violence, Employment, Family Law, Housing, Immigration, Military, Personal Injury, Public Benefits, Wills and Life Planning, and the court system in general.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Public Defender Services
The Georgia Public Defender Standards Council lists contact information by county for Circuit Public Defenders, Capital Defenders and Mental Health Advocates. Application forms, information about the procedure for determining indigency, and information about mental health matters is included.
Georgia Legal Services
View information about the Georgia Legal Services Program, which provides free civil legal help for low-income residents.
Find Free Legal Assistance
Find organizations offering free legal services and other types of assistance by county and organization name.
The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection offers information about its investigation, civil lawsuit, and criminal charge processes; instructions for filing a complaint; downloadable and online consumer complaint forms; tips and information about various scams; and links to additional consumer resources.
How to Find a Lawyer
The State Bar of Georgia offers a "How to Choose a Lawyer" pamphlet and links to local bar associations and legal services providers.
Lawyer Fee Arbitration
The State Bar of Georgia offers an arbitration program to help resolve disputes over lawyers's fees. Links to program rules and answers to frequently asked questions are included.
Military Legal Help
The State Bar of Georgia Military Legal Assistance Program provides free or low-cost civil legal services to service members and veterans. An application form is included.
Assistance with Complaints about Lawyers
The State Bar of Georgia offers a Consumer Assistance Program for people with complaints or concerns about attorneys, including information and dispute resolution services.