How Do I...


Obtain a marriage license?
Visit the Hall County Probate Court or the Dawson County Probate Court.

Obtain a copy of my birth certificate?
Visit the Hall County Health Department or the Dawson County Health Department.

Find out my court date?
You will need to contact the Solicitor’s Office at 770-531-7012 for Misdemeanor charges or the District Attorney at 770-531-6965 for Felony Charges. For Dawson County felony charges, call 706-344-3620.

Pay a citation?
Citations may be paid by calling 1-800-262-0128. For Dawson County citations, visit http://dawsoncounty.org/citizen-care-center/traffic-tickets-and-citations/ or call 706-344-3580.

Find out how much my ticket is going to cost?
Please allow around three weeks for your citation information to be received, then contact the Clerk of Courts Office.

Get a court appointed attorney?
An application must be completed with the Indigent Defense Office. Please contact them to see if you qualify.

Have someone evicted or get information on an eviction notice I received?
Evictions are handled by Magistrate Court. For Dawson County, evictions are handled by the Dawson County Magistrate Court.

Find out where to go for jury duty?
Please visit our Jury Duty page.

Report someone violating their bond?
Please visit our Pretrial page.

Obtain a temporary protective order?
You will need to speak with a Legal Advocate.

File or obtain a copy of my deed or plat?
You will need to contact the Clerk of Courts Real Estate Division

Get my court date rescheduled?
You will need to contact the Solicitor’s Office at 770-531-7012 for Misdemeanor charges or the District Attorney at 770-531-6965 for Felony Charges. For Dawson County felony charges, call 706-344-3620.

Get custody of my children?
You will need to reach out to an attorney to obtain legal advice. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may contact our Family Law Information Center and they may be able to assist you.

File for divorce?
You will need to reach out to an attorney to obtain legal advice. If you cannot afford an attorney or if you would like to file for divorce on your own, you may reach out to our Family Law Information Center. They may be able to assist you.

Apply for a gun permit?
Visit the Probate Court. For Dawson County, visit the Dawson County Probate Court.

Have my Last Will and Testament recorded?
You will need to contact someone in the Probate Court office. For Dawson County, visit the Dawson County Probate Court.

Find out what’s going on with my case?
Your attorney, whether privately secured or appointed by the courts, is your best option for obtaining information.

Know that my court appointed attorney is qualified and will represent me well?
Court appointed attorneys have the same qualifications and experience as any privately hired attorney might have. Rest assured that your case is being handled by a competent and educated lawyer. The NEJC prides itself on a having a reputation for attracting highly skilled individuals and for being selective in its hiring process.

Obtain legal advice?
Finding a lawyer is your most advisable option. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court can assist you with your options. You may contact our Indigent Defense department to apply for a court appointed attorney or contact our Family Law Information Center for answers to general questions. Additionally, the NEJC offers access to two Law Libraries featuring access to many different legal sites and reference materials.

Get my charges dropped or have charges dropped that I filed against someone else?
The ultimate decision about charges remains with the courts. However, input from victims may sometimes be considered.

Apply for Record Restriction/Expungement?
To apply for record restriction, you must first contact the Clerk of Courts office and obtain a copy of your Disposition. Then you will need to reach out to the agency where you case originated (ex: Hall County Sheriff’s Department, Gainesville Police Department, Dawson County Sheriff’s Department, etc).

File an Open Records Request?
Based on the nature of your request, you should determine which office you will need to make a request to. More information about open records can be found in the link below:
http://www.hallcounty.org/864/Open-Records
Information about open records for Dawson County can be found in the link below:
http://dawsoncounty.org/departments/dawson-county-administration/