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Ben Hill County, GA Court System Information

Ben Hill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,634. The county seat is Fitzgerald. The county was organized in 1906. It is named after Benjamin Harvey Hill, a former Confederate and United States Senator. Ben Hill County comprises the Fitzgerald, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Court District

Ben Hill County is located within the Cordele Judicial Circuit of the Superior Court 8th District.

Ben Hill County, GA Court Overview

The following courts are located in Ben Hill County, Georgia. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and only lists courts with pages on Ballotpedia.

  1. 8th Superior Court District of Georgia
  2. Ben Hill County Probate Court, Georgia
  3. Ben Hill County Juvenile Court, Georgia
  4. Ben Hill County Magistrate Court, Georgia

Visitation Information

Office Hours:
8 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday

Physical Address:
115 South Sheridan St
Fitzgerald, GA 31750

Clerk of Superior Court

Honorable Betty Lynn Johnson, Clerk of Superior Court
115 South Sheridan St
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Phone: (229) 922-0234

Services and Responsibilities:

The Clerk of Superior Court provides the following services for Ben Hill County residents:

Filing records for Criminal, juvenile, adoption, garnishments, warrants, recordings, real estate, liens (federal, state), and hospital liens, UCC, personal property, plat, and military discharges. This office is also responsible for issuing notary commissions, passports, subpoenas, jury summons, bench warrants, bond forfeitures, and arraignment notices. In addition, this office is also responsible for compile calendars for civil, criminal, etc.

Ben Hill County Cordele Judicial Circuit Judges

Cordele Judicial Circuit Judges:

Robert W. Chasteen, Jr., Chief Judge
T. Christopher Hughes, Judge
Denise D. Fachini, Judge

Ben Hill County Probate Court

Probate Judge

Honorable David Hobby, Probate Judge
111 S Sheridan St
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Phone: (229) 922-0246

Services and Responsibilities:

The Probate Court provides the following services for Ben Hill County Residents

  1. Probate of wills and related matters
  2. Appointment of administrators and related matters
  3. Appointment of guardianships and conservatorships for incapacitated adults
  4. Appointment of temporary guardians for minors
  5. Issue marriage licenses and perform marriage ceremonies
  6. Issue firearm licenses
  7. Issue certified copies of death certificates
  8. Issue certified copies of birth certificates
  9. Issue certified copies of marriage certificates
  10. Handle traffic citations by the ben hill county sheriff’s office and the Georgia state patrol
  11. Handle citations by the department of natural resources and department of public safety
  12. Hold court for traffic and DBR citations

Ben Hill County, GA County Clerk

Donna R. Prather, County Clerk
402-A E Pine St
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Phone (229) 922-0229
Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8:00am – 5:00pm

Services and Responsibilities:

The Ben Hill County Clerk serves as the official custodian of the Ben Hill County seal and materials of public record for the Ben Hill County Board of Commissioners and other County boards and authorities. Additional responsibilities include:

  1. Coordinating and distributing Board of Commissioners agendas and minutes
  2. Handling requests for public records
  3. Maintaining the Ben Hill County Code of Ordinances
  4. Ensuring that the County adheres to the Georgia Open Meetings and Open Records acts
  5. Assisting with the processing of contracts
  6. Publishing and distributing all disclosures pursuant to the Ben Hill County Code of Ethics
  7. Boards and Authorities Appointment Process

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