Magistrate Court


R. V. Wells lll

Magistrate Judge


Stephen B. Keith

Magistrate Judge


Scott W. Jordan

Magistrate Judge

Catoosa County Courthouse
877 Lafayette Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
(706) 935-3114
Fax (706) 965-9036
Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm 
Closed 12pm-1pm for lunch

John D. Gass, Chief Magistrate Judge

Judge Gass

Magistrate court jurisdiction encompasses civil claims of $15,000 or less; distress warrants and dispossessory writs (used to eject a tenant); county ordinance violations; misdemeanor deposit account fraud (bad checks); preliminary hearings; and summons, arrest warrants and search warrants. A chief magistrate judge, assisted by one or more magistrate judges, presides over the magistrate court.


Please click the button below to file an online claim. Claims that can be filed online are Small Claims Suits, Dispossessories/Evictions, Foreclosures or Garnishments.

Catoosa County Government  • 800 Lafayette Street • Ringgold, GA 30736 • Phone: 706-965-2500 • Fax: 706-935-3112 


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