Magistrate Court

About the Department
The Civil Division handles matters such as Abandoned Motor Vehicles, Dispossessory (Landlord-Tenant) Actions, Small Claims, Garnishments, Weddings/Marriages, Personal Property Foreclosure. And, the Criminal Division handles matters such as warrant applications, first appearance hearings, preliminary hearings and child abandonment warrant applications.

Key Performance Indicators

Scheduling Small Claims Cases within 90 days of filing answer.

Measures the number of Open Small Claims Cases.

Satisfaction in processing year-to-date search and arrest warrant application requests from law enforcement (24/7/365).

Citizen-Initiated Warrant applications scheduled for hearing within 45 days.

Annual graduation rate of Misdemeanor Mental Health Court (MMC) graduates from the Court program.