State Court of Forsyth County is a trial court of limited jurisdiction with jurisdiction over all misdemeanor violations, including traffic offenses and all civil actions, regardless of amount claimed, unless the superior court has exclusive jurisdiction.
State Court is also authorized to hold hearings for, and issuance of, search and arrest warrants; and for preliminary hearings. Constitutional authority to review lower court decisions as provided by statute. The Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit has two State Court judges.
The State Court of Forsyth County was established by a legislative act that designated certain existing countywide courts of limited jurisdiction as State Courts.
State Courts may exercise jurisdiction over all misdemeanor violations, including traffic cases, and all civil actions, regardless of the amount claimed, unless the Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction.
Chief Judge T. Russell McClelland
Judge James A. Dunn
Location & Contact Information
101 100 East Courthouse Square #1007
Cumming, GA 30040