While the Hall and Dawson County courthouses both remain open at this time, you’re encouraged to conduct business over the phone and make an appointment before visiting. Please review our Hours of Operation and Contact Information. Prior to visiting either courthouse, however, please review the Amended Order Mandating Temporary Security Measures.
In light of a statewide judicial emergency, our circuit has begun conducting many proceedings by remote video conference. Both Hall and Dawson County courthouses remain open unless otherwise announced, and all video proceedings are viewable to the public in an open courtroom. Prior to visiting either courthouse, however, please review the Amended Order Mandating Temporary Security Measures.
If the courthouse becomes closed and you wish to view the remote proceedings, or if you wish to make an objection to the use of remote technology, please contact Margie Reed-Payne at (770) 532-1895 or by email. The court will sustain or overrule your objection prior to conducting the proceeding.
In light of a statewide judicial emergency, our circuit has begun conducting many civil proceedings by remote video conference.
Pursuant to RULE 22 of the Uniform Rules for Superior Court regarding Use of Electronic Devices in Courtrooms and Recording of Judicial Proceedings, you are reminded that you are PROHIBITED AGAINST RECORDING OR REBROADCASTING COURT PROCEEDINGS. This includes taking screenshots or capturing video, audio, or still images of these proceedings without prior approval of the presiding judge.
A copy of the rule and a form to request permission to record are available below.