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    Candler County, Georgia is part of the Eighth Judicial Administrative District of Georgia.

    Superior Court is a trial court of general jurisdiction. The court has exclusive, constitutional authority over felony cases, prosecuted by the District Attorney's Office, regarding title to land, equity, declaratory judgments, habeas corpus, mandamus, quo warranto, prohibition, adoptions, and divorce. This court is authorized to correct errors made by lower courts by issuing certiorari and, for some lower courts, the right to direct review by this court applies.

    State Court is a trial court with limited jurisdiction covering misdemeanor and traffic violations, prosecuted by the Solicitor's Office, and all civil actions, regardless of the amount, unless the Superior court has exclusive jurisdiction.

    Juvenile Court exercises jurisdiction in cases involving delinquent, unruly, deprived, and runaway offenses under the age of 18. Juvenile Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the Superior courts involving capital offenses, custody, child support cases, and termination of parental rights.

    The Clerk of the Court for Candler County’s Superior, State and Juvenile courts also manages filings for Candler County Magistrate Court.

    Candler County Courts
    Linda F. Sewell, Clerk of Candler County Superior Court
    35 SW Broad Street, P.O. Box 830, Metter, GA 30439
    912-685-5257
    Fax: 912-685-2946
    8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday