Welcome Shareholders, Citizens of Chatham County, and Visitors
State Court is located in the Chatham County Courthouse at 133 Montgomery Street, Savannah, Georgia [Map & Directions]. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 9927 Savannah, GA 31412. The Court provides a full range of civil and criminal judicial services with jurisdiction within the geographic boundaries of Chatham County.
With respect to CIVIL matters, the Court enjoys concurrent jurisdiction with the Superior Courts, without regard to a dollar amount, except for those actions where exclusive jurisdiction is vested in the Superior Courts.
For CRIMINAL matters, the Court disposes of misdemeanor offenses, including traffic, "bound over" from any Chatham County municipality.
In addition to cases brought from Bloomingdale, Garden City, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Savannah, Thunderbolt and Tybee Island, Georgia, the Court also handles cases filed by the District Attorney and serves as an appellate court for the Magistrate Court of Chatham County.
Terms of Court
There are four terms of the State Court of Chatham County each year. The terms of court begin on the first Monday in March, the first Monday in June, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in September, and the first Monday in December. HB 899 - Chatham County; state court; change terms