Civil & Magistrate Court




Pursuant to the ORDER DECLARING STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY issued by Chief Justice Harold Melton of  the Supreme Court  of Georgia on March 14, 2020 and amended March 15, 2020 and  the  ORDER DECLARING JUDICIAL EMERGENCY issued by Chief Judge Howard Simms of the Superior Court of Bibb County  on March 13, 2020, the Civil and Magistrate Court of  Bibb county is open and adhering to the following:

  1. Arrest warrants and search warrants will be issued to certified law enforcement officers. First appearances and bond hearings will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday -Friday and 9:00 am on Saturdays at the LEC.
  2. Commitment hearings that have been scheduled will be rescheduled after April 13th or after the Emergency order expires if extended.
  3. Dispossessory hearings will be continued until April 13, 2020.
  4. No set outs will be done until after April 13, 2020 or the Emergency order expires if extended.
  5. All new filings can be filed on-line. We will accept all new filings at the counter but strongly encourage on-line filing.
  6. Service of complaints, dispossessories, and new garnishments will not be done until after the stay of the Judicial Emergency Order is lifted.
  7. We will also suspend marriage ceremonies until after the order is lifted.
  8. All small claim lawsuits set for hearings in March and through April 15, 2020 are scheduled to be heard. Only one court case will be allowed in the courtroom at a time. We would encourage parties to talk with one another to see if the case can be settled or continued. If cases need to be continued, please call our office as soon as possible to reschedule the case. If a party is sick, please let the court know ASAP so that the case may be rescheduled.

ALL INDIVIDUALS VISITING THE COURTHOUSE SHOULD FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION and THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH. Please refrain from coming to the Courthouse if you have a fever or symptoms of respiratory illness or have been exposed to a person with coronavirus or the flu.


Pamela Y. White-Colbert, Chief Judge

Civil & Magistrate Court of Bibb County

Bibb County Civil & Magistrate Court
601 Mulberry Street, 4th Floor
Bibb County Courthouse
Macon, GA 31201

(478) 621-5801 – Main Phone
(478) 621-6003 – Fax

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Now Accepting Credit Card Payments and Online Payments

Judge Pamela White-Colbert was born and raised in Macon, Georgia and graduated from Southwest High School. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and her law degree from the Mercer University School of Law. Judge White-Colbert began her legal career at Georgia Legal Services as a staff attorney. She was an Assistant District Attorney for the Macon Judicial Circuit for 30 years. She was elected in 2018 as the Chief Judge of the Civil and Magistrate Court of Bibb county.

Judge White-Colbert is a member of the Macon Bar, the State Bar of Georgia, the Editorial Board of the State Bar of Georgia Journal and the William A. Bootle American Inn of Court.

Judge White-Colbert serves as a Trustee for the River Edge Foundation, Board member of the Macon-Bibb Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. a member of Career Women Network, a Sustainer of the Junior League of Macon, an advocate for Macon Bibb Citizen Advocacy, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Judge White-Colbert has served as Past Presidents of the Girl Scouts Board of Middle Georgia, the Hay House Board of Directors, and the Macon Bar Association. She has also been a Past Board member of United Way of Macon, Past Trustee for the Medcen Foundation, and past member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights .

She is married to the Rev. Marvin Colbert and they have two children.