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The Magistrate Court of DeKalb County, Georgia

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Decatur, GA 30030-3356
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DeKalb County Magistrate Court Civil Issues

Civil Matters

May I reschedule a court date?

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In matters where the defendant has filed a timely answer, both the plaintiff and the defendant can request a reset without contacting the opposing parties as long as the Court receives the request to reset and the $10 reset fee at least seven (7) days prior to the court date.

If one of the parties is seeking a continuance less than seven days prior to the court date, then it is the requesting litigant's responsibility to contact the opposing party(s) to seek mutual agreement to the reset; however, if the opposing party(s) objects then the requesting party can submit a written request to the court. In some circumstances, the requesting party may have to appear in open court to request the reset.

With respect to defaulted cases, i.e. a case in which the defendant has been served but has not filed an answer, then the plaintiff can request the reset seven days prior to the court date as long as the request and the $10 reset fee are received by the Court seven (7) days prior to the court hearing.


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