Cobb COVID Document Center
March 31, 2021
The evictions moratorium has been extended, and Chief Magistrate Judge Brendan Murphy has updated his Frequently Asked Questions.
March 12, 2021
Governor Kemp extends the Public Health Emergency through March 31 and modifies some requirements regarding bars and restaurants.
March 11, 2021
Chief State Court Judge Carl Bowers orders resumption of State Court trial on May 17, 2021
February 24, 2021
Cobb's Chief Judge issues an order allowing for the resumption of jury trials starting the week of April 19, 2021.
February 15, 2021
Governor Kemp issued another Executive Order regarding the state's response to the pandemic. This one runs through February 28, 2021,
and contains additional guidance on ventilation in restaurants and other businesses, and includes a new provision on renewing weapons carry licenses.
February 6, 2021
For the 11th time, Georgia Chief Justice Harold Melton has extended the Statewide Judicial Emergency. It now runs through March 9, 2021.
For what that means, read the latest order:
January 19, 2021
Governor Kemp extends the Statewide Public Health Emergency through the end of January. He also expanded groups that can administer vaccines.
January 9, 2020
Georgia's Chief Justice has extended the Statewide Judicial Emergency through February 7, 2021. This is the 10th extension.
December 30, 2020
Chief Magistrate Judge Brendan Murphy updates his "Frequently Asked Questions" on the status of evictions in Cobb County.
December 26, 2020
Georgia's Chief Justice has modified the statewide Judicial Emergency and restricted in-person court activities until February.
December 25, 2020
December 23, 2020
State Court Chief Judge Carl Bowers issues an order restricting in-person hearings at the State Court of Cobb County.
December 9, 2020
The Chief Justice has extended the statewide Judicial Emergency for the ninth time.
November 30, 2020
Governor Kemp extended the Public Health State of Emergency through January 8, 2021.
November 1, 2020
Governor Kemp has extended the Public Health Emergency and other orders through December 9, 2020.
October 20, 2020
Governor Kemp has extended the state's Public Health State of Emergency through November 15.
October 15, 2020
Governor Kemp issued an Executive Order extending the provisions of his prior order(s) through October 31, 2020.
September 30, 2020
Governor Kemp extends his Executive Order related to the pandemic through October 15th, and extends the Public Health State of Emergency through November 9th.
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.
September 15, 2020
Governor Kemp extends the Executive Order surrounding the coronavirus pandemic until September 30th.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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