Clerk of Court
Clerk of Court
Chief Deputy Clerk
Intake Unit, Court Supervisor III
Record Room, Court Supervisor II
Intake Unit, Court Support Supervisor I
All persons entering the Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center are encouraged to wear a Face Mask, or facial covering, over their nose and mouth at all times, and will be subject to temperature screening using a no-touch thermometer.
NOTICE REGARDING FILING PLEADINGS: Parties may file pleadings and other legal documents in person or electronically:
ATTORNEYS AND PRO-SE LITIGANTS MAY FILE INITIAL PLEADINGS* AND OTHER LEGAL DOCUMENTS IN PERSON at 395 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30312 OR ELECTRONICALLY via FCJC.INTAKE@FULTONCOUNTYGA.GOV
*PLEASE NOTE: SOME INITIAL PLEADINGS CAN ONLY BE FILED IN PERSON BY VISITING OUR INTAKE OFFICE. Filings must be signed and submitted in .pdf file format. Please include your name, address, email address and phone number, should the Clerk's Office need to contact you.
Download: Electronic Filing Guidelines for Initial Pleadings to the Intake Unit.
ATTORNEYS AND PRO-SE LITIGANTS MAY FILE SUBSEQUENT PLEADINGS AND OTHER LEGAL DOCUMENTS IN PERSON at 395 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30312 OR ELECTRONICALLY via FCJC.CLERK@FULTONCOUNTYGA.GOV
Filings must be signed and submitted in .pdf file format. Please include your name, address, email address and phone number, should the Clerk's Office need to contact you.
Download: Electronic Filing Guidelines for Subsequent Pleadings to the Clerk's Office.
** Please contact (404) 612-4419 or (404) 613-4663 for additional information on submitting documents or pleadings electronically.
ELECTRONIC ACCESS TO VIRTUAL HEARINGS
The Fulton County Juvenile Court has set up a Viewing Room for parties to access virtual hearings. If a child, parent, legal guardian or caregiver does not have adequate equipment, a smart phone or other device to access a virtual hearing, the Clerk's Office will provide a device for the party to utilize while physically present at Juvenile Court. Please contact (404) 613-4663 or (404) 612-4402 for assistance.
The Clerk of Court’s Office is responsible for ensuring that critical areas of the court function in the most reasonable and cost effective manner. The Clerk of Court’s Office has the following additional duties:
- Record all proceedings of the court, issue and sign summons and subpoenas and maintain all records within the court system.
- Receive and safely maintain all evidence brought to the court.
- Prepare and transmit copies of court records to proper appellate courts upon notification that a case has been appealed.
- Certify court documents or records when transmitted to other courts or agencies and ensure proper recording and safe keeping of transcripts of all hearings, including adjudicatory, probably cause, detention and transfer hearings.
- Forwarding copies of all case document to criminal court in the event an alleged delinquent child is prosecuted as an adult under state law O.C.G.A. § 15-11-30.02.
The Clerk of Court’s Office also maintains and oversees multiple divisions to provide a more effective and efficient organizational flow the court processes. The divisions under the Clerk of Court’s Office are:
Intake Officers receive and examine complaints and charges for the purpose making appropriate referrals. Juvenile Intake Officers are the first point of contact for Law Enforcement, Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS), Atlanta Public School, Fulton County School System, and the citizens of Fulton County on matters surrounding Juveniles delinquency, dependency, and Child in Need of Services (CHINS). The Unit is responsible for entering delinquency, dependency and CHINS cases presented to the court and providing intervention services to families who wish to redirect a child. In this unit, cases are entered and processed for court handling. Intake is also responsible for monitoring detention populations and diverting cases away from the court that are better handled by families, community resources and/or schools. The Intake Unit is unique in that it operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
The Record Room at Fulton County Juvenile Court utilizes an electronic filing system. This allows Record Room staff to receive petitions from the Complaint Office and allows Clerk’s Office staff to access scanned petitions and files through the Juvenile Court Activity Tracking System (JCATS).
The Order of Business For The Juvenile Court of Fulton County: January, 2023 - January, 2024 is now available and can be downloaded by clicking the link listed below. The Order of Business contains information regarding the scheduling of delinquency hearings, dependency hearings, traffic hearings, children in need of services (CHINS) hearings and administrative weeks. The document does not contain information regarding the scheduling of specific cases and/or related hearings- visitors should contact the reception desk (404.612.4402) for this information.
The Order of Business also contains information for 2023 holidays and a listing of the presiding judge for each week. To download a copy of the document, please click the following link: