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September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020

Chief Magistrate Judge Brendan Murphy issued updated "Frequently Asked Questions" concerning the status of eviction hearings in Cobb County Magistrate Court.  He also updated the general status of the court.

View his FAQ and other documents.

Chief Magistrate's FAQ on Evictions
CDC's Declaration Form
Cobb Request for Dispossessory Hearing

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September 15, 2020
Governor Kemp extends the Executive Order surrounding the coronavirus pandemic until September 30th.

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September 3, 2020
View the CDC Order concerning the evictions process.  This has cause the Cobb Magistrate Court to halt certain types of evictions hearings.

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August 31, 2020

Governor Kemp extended the Public Health Emergency through September and extended his orders related to public safety.
Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency

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August 15, 2020
Governor Kemp issued another Executive Order that allows local governments the limited ability to mandate masks, among other things.
Governor Kemp Executive Order on the pandemic

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August 11, 2020

For the 5th time, the Chief Justice of Georgia’s Supreme Court has extended the Statewide Judicial Emergency.  The order prohibits jury trials, among other things, and is now in effect until September 11.
View the latest Judicial Emergency Order here

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July 31, 2020

Governor Kemp issued two Executive Orders that continue the Public Health Emergency until September 11 and continues certain restrictions regarding restaurants and bars.View the Executive Order on the Public Health Emergency hereView his second Executive Order on the pandemic here

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July 30, 2020

With the ongoing pandemic effecting court operations, there have been a lot of questions about the evictions process and landlord/tenant issues.
Chief Magistrate Brendan Murphy has put together a "Frequently-Asked-Questions" publication to give Cobb residents an update on court hearings and when things may change.
Read the Magistrate Court FAQ here

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July 14, 2020

Cobb's Chief Magistrate Judge says Landlord/Tenant cases along with small claims cases will be cancelled through the end of July per the latest state judicial order.See the Chief Magistrate's Letter here