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The Magistrate Court of DeKalb County, Georgia

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  556 N. McDonough Street, DeKalb County Courthouse
Decatur, GA 30030-3356
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DeKalb County Magistrate Court Civil Issues

Civil Matters

Protective Orders / Restraining Orders

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Protective orders are free to file but they are different from restraining orders, even though people use the term interchangeably. A true restraining order would have a filing fee in Superior Court and has no involvement with the DeKalb Magistrate Court.

How Do I Get a Protective Order?
In order to obtain a protective order, please contact the Superior Court Clerk's office located at 556 North McDonough Street, Decatur, Georgia 30030, Ground Floor, Room G-210. For questions please call 404-371-2836.

Domestic Violence:
If you are a domestic violence victim, here are some resources available to you for domestic violence prevention and education, advocacy, and safety planning:

Sharee Malcolm: (for protective orders and domestic violence warrant applications)
Domestic Violence Case Coordinator, DeKalb Magistrate Court
Phone: 404-371-4753

Women's Resource Center
http://www.wrcdv.org
Phone: 404-370-7670
24 hour crisis line: 404-688-9436

Men Stopping Violence
http://menstoppingviolence.org
Phone: 404-270-9894
Toll Free: 1-866-717-9317

Raksha (for South Asian families):
http://www.raksha.org
Help Line: 404- 842-0725
Phone: 404-876-0670
Toll free: 1-866-725-7423
Tapestri (for refugee and immigrant families):
http://www.tapestri.org
Phone: 404-299-2185
1-866-317-3733 (outside Metro Atlanta)

Caminar Latino (for Latino families):
http://caminarlatino.org
Phone: 404-413-6348



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