Houston County, Georgia

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Terms

Begin the 3rd Monday in January (15), March (19), May (21), July (16), September (17) and November (19)

Criminal Calendar Schedule

State Court of Houston County

Criminal Calendar Calls: July 11, August 22, September 26, October 3, November 21 (9:00 a.m.)

Criminal Motions: July 22, September 2, October 7, 28 and December 2 (9:00 a.m.)

Criminal Trial Weeks: August 8 & 15, September 12 & 19 (Hybrid-Civil/Criminal), October 17 & 24, November 7 & 14 (Hybrid-Civil/Criminal), December 12 (9:00 a.m.)

Civil will have priority on hybrid weeks.

Criminal Non Jury Calendar Calls: June 8, July 6, August 24, October 5, November 22 (9:00 a.m.)

Criminal Non Jury Trial Days: June 27, August 3, September 7, November 1, December 6 (9:00 a.m.)

Criminal Pleas: Final Negotiated Plea Date: July 21, September 1, October 6 & 27, December 1 (9:00 a.m.)

Probation Rules, Jail Arraignment & Electronic Monitor Request

  • (2:00 p.m.) - Every Thursday, Non-Jail Criminal Pleas

Criminal and Traffic Arraignment Dates (8:30 A.M.)

  • May 5, 12, 19 & 26
  • June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
  • July 14, 21, 28
  • August 4, 11, 18 & 25
  • September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
  • October 6, 13, 20 & 27
  • November 3, 10 & 17
  • December 1, 8, 15 & 22

O.C.G.A. 40-13-2.1: Non-resident Violator Compact List (Must Post Cash Bond or Property Bond) - Alaska, California, Michigan, Main, Oregon, and Wisconsin.

Civil Calendar Schedule

Civil Calendar Call: State Court no longer has a Civil Calendar Call. Most cases will be required to mediate before being placed on a trial calendar.

Civil Trial Weeks: June 13 & 20, September 12 & 19, November 7 & 14 (9:00 a.m.)

Civil Non-Jury Trials: Scheduled by Debbie Snellgrove, Director of Court Services - 542-2013

Default Judgements: Will be rendered in chambers, Please submit default judgment along with order to the Clerk's office.

Civil Motions and Pre-Trial Conferences: Will be scheduled upon request of Counsel or by the Court where Necessary.

Criminal and Civil Jury Hybrid Trial Weeks

Civil will have priority on Hybrid Trial Weeks Trial Weeks 9:00am
June 13 & 20 - Hybrid August 8 & 15
September 12 & 19 - Hybrid October 17 & 24
November 7 & 14 - Hybrid December 12