Helpful Links:

Need a little more help? Want to file your case on-line? Need to find the County Ordinances? Here you will find all this and more!

Frequently Used Magistrate Court Forms – Need a form?  Click the link!  You may not need to come by the Magistrate Court to pick up a form, many are right here at the click of your mouse.

More information and online filing interviews may be found at Georgia Magistrate Council website, and can be accessed by clicking the the link (in blue). 


**Please Note: Judges and Clerks cannot and will not provide legal advice.**

  1. The Clerks are not attorneys, and therefor they have no legal advice to provide.
  2. Even if the Judge is a lawyer, a judge must remain neutral and can neither hear nor advise one party out of the presence of the other. With all parties present, a judge can hear both sides, providing each side the opportunity to present evidence and witnesses, with the opposing party having the opportunity to address and question any evidence and witnesses. PLEASE do not ask to speak to a judge outside of court with regard to your case, and if you do anyway, do not be angry with the Clerk when they refuse to connect you.

Would you like to know more about Georgia’s Court System? 

Did you know that if you live in Pike County, Georgia, you live in the Griffin Judicial Circuit? There are three other counties in our circuit; do you know what they are? Do you know what type of Courts we have in our County? In our Circuit? Do you know who your judges are? (Hint: You can find out who your Magistrates are by going back to our General Information page!)

(I will save you some time in searching for the State Court Judge of Pike County: we don’t have a State Court so we have no State Court Judge!)

Helpful County Links:

District Attorney’s Office – 16001 Barnesville Street, Zebulon, Georgia 30295 (770) 567-2020

Office of the Public Defender – Griffin Judicial Circuit, (706) 647-7020, 715 Andrews Drive, Thomaston, Georgia 30286

Griffin Circuit Family Law Workshop 
There are a number of attorneys who will offer specific, limited legal services at set rates. Information on this type of legal assistance will be provided to workshop participants.The Griffin Circuit Family Law Workshop helps with these case types: 
-Paternity/Legitimization                                                  -Modification of Child Support

Pike County Superior Court Clerk – Clerk, Pam Thompson: (770) 567-2000

Probate Court of Pike County – Information regarding Marriage Licenses, Traffic Citations, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Estates and Firearms Permits: (770) 567-8734

Pike County Sheriff’s Department – (770) 567-8431  (In case of an EMERGENCY, please call 911)

Pike County Board of Commissioners – (770) 567-3406

Pike County Ordinances – Please be certain latest version is available by calling the Office of the County Commissioners at (770) 567-3406.

Pike County Recreation Department: Phone 770-567-2027 or email Kevin Teate [email protected].



*Not affiliated with Pike County or Magistrate Court

DISCLAIMER:  The following numbers and contact information are provided for your general information purposes only.  These resources are not affiliated with Pike County Government or the Courts. A listing here is not a recommendation or endorsement as we may know nothing about a service other than we have been informed that it is being offered. Your use of any of this information is offered as a starting point for your search, not as a recommendation.

The numbers and information do not constitute legal advice or opinions of any kind; nor are they to be construed as advertising, solicitation or recommendation of product or service. No lawyer-client, advisory, fiduciary or other relationship is created herein by any person accessing or otherwise using the numbers and information provided below.
The Magistrate Court of Pike County is not affiliated with, and not liable for, any damages, losses or causes of action of any nature arising from any use of any of the below listed numbers or information on possible services available in our area; nor is this a complete list of services. These services have been brought to our attention and are being passed on  for the convenience of those in search of help. As the Court has no personal knowledge of these services, a listing here shall not be considered a recommendation under any circumstances.

State Bar of Georgia – Find an attorney and other useful information.

Georgia Legal Services –  “A non-profit law firm serving rural and small town Georgia offering free legal services in civil cases to people who cannot afford to hire a lawyer …11 offices around the state to serve people where they live … (with) such as domestic violence, eviction or foreclosure, denial of hard-earned benefits such as unemployment, inability to get critically needed health care or food aid, and many more.”

LawHelp – “Helping people find solutions to their legal problems”

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta: Strong4Life Programs and activities.

Christian Women’s Center: “providing a safe haven for women and their children from crisis situations.  All services are provided at no cost to the residences.”
P.O. Box 773
Sunny Side, GA 30284
(770) 227-3700

Domestic Violence Support Group
(770) 460-1604

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation: “To empower individuals with disabilities to achieve personal independence and employment success.”

Griffin Sexual Assault Center
Adult survivors of rape – confidential location
(770) 636-0088

Are you or someone you know being sold for sex or made/forced to work for little or no pay and cannot leave?

Call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 or the Statewide Georgia Hotline for Domestic Minor Trafficking at 1-844-842-3678 for help.

All victims of slavery and human trafficking have rights and are protected by international, federal, and state law.

The hotline is:

(1) Anonymous and confidential;

(2) Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week;

(3) Able to provide help, referral to services, training, and general information;

(4) Accessible in 170 languages;

(5) Operated by a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization; and

(6) Toll free.

¿Está usted o alguien usted conoce está vendido para el sexo o  hecho/forzado a trabajar por poco o ningún salario y no se puede dejar?

Llame al Centro de Recursos de la Trata de Personas Nacionales a  1-888-373-7888 o Linea directa del estado de Georgia para reporter Trafico  Domestico de Menores a 1-844-842-3678 para obtener ayuda.

Todas las victimas de la esclavitud y la trata de seres humanos tienen  derechos y están proctegidos por la ley estatal internacional, federal, y.

La linea es:

(1) Anónimo y confidencial;

(2) Disponible las 24 horas del día, siete días a la semana;

(3) Capaz de proporcionar ayauda, referido a los servicios, la formación y la información en general;

(4) Accesible en 170 idiomas;

(5) Operado por una organización no gubernamental sin fines de luero, y;

(6) Sin cargo.

Searching for Substance Abuse, Addiction Recovery or Mental Health Resources?

Begin your search here:

 PATHWAY CENTER : “a behavioral health care organization serving children, adolescents, and adults addressing an array of mental health and substance abuse issues since 1972.”
Phone: 770-358-5269

Other Opportunities and Resources for Living and Giving Back:

Pike County Christian Outreach Center  (Food pantry, clothing, household items): Open Monday, Wednesday & Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2564 Main Street
Molena, GA  30258
(770) 884-0010

Thrift Store:  1418 Ga. Hwy 16 West, Griffin, GA 30223
Phone: (770) 412-8542

Pike Community Resource Network: Request the Community Connections Counseling & Medical Resources List (Here: Community Connections Pikelist from the Pike Community Resource Network for a listing of both public and private resources. Michael Powell, Coordinator/E.D.

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program): Beyond the Bell: Triple P gives parents simple tips to help manage the big and small problems of family life. Problems like toddler tantrums or teenage rebellion. Self-esteem issues. Bedtime battles. Disobedience. Aggression. Triple P can help you deal with them all – and more!” By managing everyday behavior problems well when children are young, more serious problems can be avoided later. This program is offered free of charge the first Tuesday of each month beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Pike County Magistrate Court. (*Note: This program is NOT offered BY the Magistrate Court; however, the need for this type of family support service is great, and in our on-going effort to serve to our citizens and community we have permitted use of our limited space one afternoon per month for your convenience.)

Southern Crescent Adult Education: Free GED Classes offered in Concord, Thomaston and Griffin. Free instruction, free books and materials, flexible class schedules, and some scholarships for GED testing fees! Click link (above) to register, or call 770-467-6036.

PROMISE PLACE: “Promise Place provides comprehensive domestic violence services to Fayette, Spalding, Pike, and Upson Counties. Promise Place offers emergency shelter, 24 hour crisis hotline, crisis intervention, safety planning, legal advocacy, weekly support groups, children’s programs, emergency needs assistance, and community education. Promise Place now serves over 3,000 victims of domestic violence and their children each year. In addition, Promise Place reaches 2,594 students each year through our Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program taught in 9th grade Health classes.” Office in Zebulon, GA 30295, Phone: 770-567-3447; Crisis Hotlines: 866-780-3718 and 770-460-1604.

Teen Challenge – Prayer Mountain Boys Academy: “Teen Challenge is a 15 month Christian discipleship residential program with a 6 month post-residential aftercare plan. The program is to help reshape and rebuild the life of teen boys through God’s word and discipline.”
Mailing Address:   P.O. Box 519, Meansville, GA 30256
Physical Address: 736 U.S. Highway 19, Meansville, GA 30256
Phone: (770) 567-8180
Fax: (770) 567-8183

Three Rivers Regional Commission (TRRC): Counties Served: Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup and Upson. “As a regional planning commission, TRRC works with local governments in areas such as:

  • Aging Services – senior centers, adult day care, meals at home and in group settings, caregiver support, transportation, senior job training, health screenings, and more.
  • Workforce Development – One Stop Career Centers, skills assessments, youth services, veteran services, employer services. Contact: Lisa Philpot, Career Facilitator.
  • Transportation – on demand, low-cost public transit, mobility management, transit planning. *You must call ahead to make a reservation.
  • Local/Regional Planning
  •  Youth Services: Providing Services for Youth as follows: Study skills training; alternative secondary school service; paid and unpaid work experiences, including internships and job shadowing; occupational skill training; leadership development; community service and peer centered activities; supportive services; tutoring and mentoring; career counseling; job retention skills training; job placement assistance.
    Phone: (770) 229-9799
    P.O. Box 97
    Griffin, GA 30224

Grief Share Recovery Support Group
Eagles Way Church
100 Hudson Road
Griffin, GACell: (770) 658-0853

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