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January 11, 2021

January 9, 2020

Georgia's Chief Justice has extended the Statewide Judicial Emergency through February 7, 2021.  This is the 10th extension.

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December 30, 2020

Chief Magistrate Judge Brendan Murphy updates his "Frequently Asked Questions" on the status of evictions in Cobb County.

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December 26, 2020

Georgia's Chief Justice has modified the statewide Judicial Emergency and restricted in-person court activities until February.

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December 25, 2020

Chief Magistrate Brendan Murphy issues order restricting in-person Magistrate Court activities.

Chief Superior Court Judge Rob Leonard issues order restricting in-person Superior Court activities.

December 23, 2020

State Court Chief Judge Carl Bowers issues an order restricting in-person hearings at the State Court of Cobb County.

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December 9, 2020

The Chief Justice has extended the statewide Judicial Emergency for the ninth time.

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November 30, 2020

Governor Kemp extended the Public Health State of Emergency through January 8, 2021.

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November 1, 2020

Governor Kemp has extended the Public Health Emergency and other orders through December 9, 2020.

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October 20, 2020

Governor Kemp has extended the state's Public Health State of Emergency through November 15.

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October 15, 2020


Governor Kemp issued an Executive Order extending the provisions of his prior order(s) through October 31, 2020.

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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.

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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