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The Magistrate Court of DeKalb County, Georgia

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  556 N. McDonough Street, DeKalb County Courthouse
Decatur, GA 30030-3356
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DeKalb County Magistrate Court Civil Issues

Civil Matters

When the defendant files an answer what happens next?

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Once an answer is filed, the Court will issue a notice for a hearing date. Court hearings are scheduled at least fifteen (15) days but not more than thirty (30) days after the answer is filed. The plaintiff will receive a copy of the notice of hearing by mail. Defendants appearing to file their answer in person will be issued a hearing notice at that time. If the answer is mailed to the Clerk's Office, then the hearing notice will be mailed to the parties in the case. Civil cases are scheduled for 9:00 am, 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Hearings are scheduled for Monday through Thursday only.


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