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Clayton County Sheriff's Office, GA
Monday March 16th, 2020 :: 12:11 p.m. EDT


Procedure In Place To Obtain A Domestic Violence Protective Order During Courthouse Closure. SHERIFF VICTOR HILL

Based upon the court closure ordered by the Governor of the State of Georgia to be effective, Monday, March 16, 2020, the Magistrate Court of Clayton County will continue to remain open and on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to insure and maintain the essential functions of the court. The immediate goal is for the staff to perform critical operations necessary and give priority to matters needed to protect the health, safety, and liberty of all the individuals, who reside in or have contact with Clayton County.


(1) In particular, Magistrate Court will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to review and either deny or approve the probable cause application(s) for search warrants, arrest warrants, initial appearances, and bond reviews;


(2) In addition, Magistrate Court will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to review and determine the proper procedure and response to accusations of Domestic Abuse Temporary Protective Orders and Restraining Orders.


The Magistrate Court of Clayton County has implemented strategies to protect the workforce, while ensuring continuity of operations. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.


(1) If you need a Temporary Protective Order or Restraining Order, you are instructed to locate the closest Clayton County Police Precinct/Sector by going on their website:

a. You will then need to go in person to the precinct/sector and begin the application process

i. Please bring any evidence that you have related to this situation, including, but not limited to: Police Report(s)/Report Number; Medical and/or Hospital Records; Text Messages; Photos; Social Media Posts; and information about previous history/criminal activity

b. If this is an Emergency situation, please call 911 immediately.

Clayton County Sheriff's Office, GA
9157 Tara Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 770-477-4479

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